Google’s recent news release announcing the death of GFC for non-Blogger sites has left a lot of Blogger users worried – we’re all pretty sure its only a matter of time before GFC will be gone for good.
But, of course, all is not lost. Your readers can still get your latest posts delivered to them – via RSS or straight to their inbox.
Subscribe via Email – Allowing users to subscribe to your blog via email is easy. Create a free account on Feedburner and create a feed for your blog. It takes you step by step, and only takes about a minute for the whole thing.
Once you have your account set up, click on the publicize tab. On the column to your left, you’ll see a link for Email Subscriptions. Copy the code for your blog type and paste it in a widget on your blog. That’s all it takes to allow people to get your latest posts delivered straight to their inbox.
Subscribe via RSS – RSS seems like a tricky thing. I’ll even admit, I don’t understand the full workings around it. But its pretty easy to allow your readers to subscribe to your feeds. If you have a Feedburner account, and a feed for your blog ready, its pretty simple. Go to Feedburner, click on your feed (which, in my case would be IceyBooks), and click on the little grayed out RSS icon underneath your feed name:
That link should take you to a page much like this one, where users can subscribe to your RSS feeds using their preferred readers, XML, and even email.
Pretty easy, eh?