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February 8, 2011
Since my last question I asked I sent out an “email” for people to subscribe to my blog. However, when I send out a notice my blog has been published my subscribers receive my published blog in an “Email” format. In other words it doesn’t go to my blog at blogspot.com. It is an email and not as attractive as the ones on my blogspot.com page. http://www.rvandmh.blogspot.com is where I would like for people to go …. not receive an email.
Also, I utilize Google Reader which will go by the wayside on July 1. I have found a page called Feedly.com which will take over when the Reader goes away. Do you see any problems converting your Reader over?
Sorry for my delay .. been at a rally this week – no time and not much Internet!
By default, that’s the way email subscriptions work – people who sign up using the Subscribe via Email link get the full copy of your blog post in an email message. At the very top of the email message is the title of your post, and it is a link to the post itself. So, if they want to see the real post on the blog, they can click there. but, if they don’t, at least they get the info – and the pictures – in an email.
You can change the way your feed works. go to your Blogger dashboard and find Settings – Other and Allow Blog Feed: change your Blog Posts feed from :”Full” to “Short.” then your subscribers will get the first few lines of your blog and a link to go to the real blog.
As for Google Reader … yes, most opinions I read is that Feedly is the heir apparent. There may be better options coming, but you need to get your feed transferred somewhere before it goes away. Feedly has made significant improvements just recently in preparation for taking over millions of Google Reader customers.