I’ve been busy, guys!
You should all be aware by now that I’ve shifted all content from Blogger to WordPress; a move that I’m so far extremely pleased with. And I hope you readers are as well. I’ve added social media to the mix, and I’ve been writing my heart out. All of this has taken up a lot of time, but I believe I’ve found my true calling in life by being able to write and inspire.
I’ve really enjoyed putting this new platform to use, and I’m super proud of the look of the site. It required many hours to design what you see before you, but I take a lot of pride in my work. I guess I view this site as an extension of me. Great content is wonderful, but great content in a beautiful environment is even better!
So I noticed after the move that my emails looked horrible. For some reason unbeknownst to me FeedBurner continued to deliver email content to everyone who has subscribed over the years, but the formatting didn’t carry over. All of the emails generated by FeedBurner for syndicated email content were basically a jumbled mess. I was happy to see there were no issues after migrating subscribers over from Blogger to WP, but having a great site and a crappy email just doesn’t cut it. Not after all the work I put into all of this.
In light of this, I have switched email clients. I no longer will be using FeedBurner, and as of yesterday switched to MailPoet. While FeedBurner will still work for RSS feeds, anyone who reads this blog via email will be seeing a brand new, beautiful product. Actually, you should have already received one email under the new platform as my last article was sent to inboxes via MP.
This switch should cause no headaches for anyone. The subscriber base migrated without an issue, and you should also not be getting any new confirmation emails or anything else. The emails should pipe into your inbox as usual, and without any duplicate issues.
However, these new emails will be better than ever. I have control over the look of the emails, the amount of content shown in the emails, delivery timing, etc. Pretty much everything that FeedBurner did not allow.
So, in essence, this new move is beneficial for both you readers and myself. I get more control over the look and delivery, and you readers get a great looking product. In addition, if there are ever any newsletter products or content that I release separately from the blog, this product allows me to communicate directly by email. As always, your privacy is of the utmost concern for me. I don’t sell any information, and I don’t spam anyone.
What you should be seeing in your inbox is content that looks very similar to what you see on the blog, with my logo and all. I did my best to keep the design on the emails simple – much like the blog. The text will be much easier to read than what FeedBurner offered, and, obviously, the formatting has all been fixed. So I apologize for any issues with that over the last few days. I work too hard to write enjoyable, educational, and inspiring articles for the emails to be almost unreadable.
Please let me know if there are any issues. I did extensive testing on the email product for about six hours yesterday to make sure everything was technically okay, and then after that customized the design. For anyone not already subscribed by email, you will still subscribe to this blog the same way: using the large email subscription box in the right sidebar. Again, any other methods of subscribing to this blog (Feedly, Bloglovin, FeedBurner RSS) will be completely unaffected.
As always, any changes I make are for the best for all of us. This should be of no convenience to anyone, and will only be a big upgrade for you if you read by email.
Any feedback is appreciated. Good or bad! Please let me know what you think of the new product if you get a chance.
Thanks for reading.
Photo Credit: MailPoet