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Feeds and Email Delivery

Apparently Google looks like it will stop supporting Feedburner.  Feedburner is what we used to deliver our RSS Feed and our daily digests via email.  Based on this, we are switching our feed back to the wordpress default and delivering our daily digests via email.  If you have already signed up for a daily digest, I am porting your email over and you will need to do nothing.  If you want DA in your inbox, you can sign up here:


Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

8 Comments

  1. Jordan
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 17:56:05

    Are you looking into finding another way to deliver the RSS feed? That’s my default for pretty much all the blogs I follow, so I was curious about the whole thing.

  2. Jane
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 17:57:35

    @Jordan: Not at this time. I only did feedburner because it collated all the feeds in one direction but I think the default might just be best. That way I can avoid the hassle of notifying people that they have to change their feed in the future.

  3. Sophia (FV)
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 18:08:52

    I’m confused by the feed burner thing. Does this mean that everyone who subscribed to your feed via feed burner will have to re-subscribe to your regular feed?

    I use feed burner on my blog. Will I lose all my rss subscribers?

  4. Jane
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 18:14:27

    @Sophia (FV): I’m going to keep my feedburner account up and running for as long as google allows it, but apparently Google looks like they may be eliminating it.

    http://www.seroundtable.com/google-feedburner-15688.html

    I’ve had people email me that they have had problems getting updates at times and no emails for a week. The daily email digest problems just spurred me to move to MailChimp which is where I’ve been thinking of going for some time.

    The RSS feed should work through the default or the feedburner link so long as Google supports the feedburner option.

  5. Brianna (The Book Vixen)
    Oct 27, 2012 @ 09:55:08

    I’m confused about all this Feedburner stuff too. There was all this talk about Google no longer supporting Feedburner APIs but that deadline (10/20) came and went. No one knew what that (the API thing) meant exactly but I can tell you that as of today, my posts are still being tweeted, I’m still getting daily emails, and I’m still seeing stats. I wish Google would make an announcement and clarify things. I’ve read a few articles about the rumored demise of Feedburner but as of right now, it’s all speculation. I hate the unknown. I don’t know whether to find an alternative or leave things alone until it ceases to work.

  6. SharonS
    Oct 27, 2012 @ 13:02:54

    I am still getting my feedburner posts… any word on when they will stop?

  7. Jane
    Oct 27, 2012 @ 13:06:38

    @SharonS: No word that I know of. I’ll keep supporting the RSS feed but figured now was a good time to move to MailChimp for the daily digest.

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