Sunday, May 21, 2006

FeedBlitz--Meet The RSS Pundit

If navigating the blog doesn’t suit you, you can now read The RSS Pundit in HTML right from your e-mail inbox.

I told you I’d get this posted this week! Shame on skepticism...

Through the fine folks at Feedblitz you now have the option to read The RSS Pundit blog posts by e-mail.

Again, the blog is still here, and is still the best way to read and participate. But if you prefer, you can use your inbox instead.

The instructions for subscribing for updates by e-mail are as follows:

1. To subscribe to the blog and receive e-mail updates, look for the section in the upper right on the blog’s home page, and find the text that says:

“Don't Know How to Blog? Now you can receive The RSS Pundit by e-mail instead. Just enter your e-mail address in the box below, and press the 'Subscribe Me!' button, confirm your address, and you're done.”

2. Once you find this text, just enter your e-mail address in the entry box below this text, and click on the Subscribe Me! Button. You will be taken to the FeedBlitz page, and asked to subscribe to The RSS Pundit by checking your e-mail address, and typing some text from an image you are shown below (this is to stop Spammers from clogging up e-mail boxes with junk). The last step is to again click on the “Subscribe Me!” button. The screen will change and tell you that you must complete the registration process by clicking the link in the email just sent to you. You can close your web browser at this time.

3. You’ll soon (within seconds, actually) receive an e-mail message with the subject line:

[FeedBlitz] Confirm your registration to "The RSS Pundit"

You must respond to this message in order to finalize your subscription to The RSS Pundit by clicking on the highlighted, underlined text/link in the e-mail that says (and looks like):

Click this to confirm your registration now.

Your web browser will open again, and you’ll see the message:

“Welcome to FeedBlitz!”

4. Again, close your browser and you’ll start receiving e-mails whenever there is a new post to The RSS Pundit. If you want to comment by e-mail on any of the messages you receive, just choose the forward option in your e-mail, type in your question, and send it to my address ( Let me know if you want to include your name and e-mail address in case people want to contact you or discuss the issues with you via e-mail.

Of course, please feel free to share information about how to receive The RSS Pundit blog posts by e-mail with your friends and colleagues.

Thanks to those of you who are reading and commenting. If you have a syndication question, I would love for you to share it with me (anonymously or not—you choose), and we’ll address it on the blog.

I hope The RSS Pundit continues to be a useful syndication technology resource.


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