Saturday, April 19, 2014

Are You Still There?

I realize I have not written here in quite awhile, and I am working on that. (More about that later in a future post.) In the meanwhile, I've been reassessing how I am using this blog, and how my subscribers are using it as well.

Question #1:

Some of you are subscribed via Feedblitz. Feedblitz is a service I pay for on a yearly basis. The payment model is based on number of subscribers. So, I happen to notice that some of you are subscribed multiple times, with a variety of email addresses. If that is your preference, then don't do anything. I'm happy to have you (and all of your personas) as subscribers.



If however, you are not using all of your subscription, I wonder if you would go ahead and unsubscribe using the email you no longer want to receive these emails. 

On the other hand, this may be the first time you've heard of anyone receiving these posts via email, and your brain just said, "Hey, that's a great idea!" So, feel free to subscribe using the Feedblitz widget on the right-hand side of my blog. 

Bottom line: I'm happy to have, and pay, for every subscriber. If there are some that are not being used, then unsubscribing might just save me a few bucks each year.

Question #2:

As Google Reader is now defunct, I've sort of lost my way with following blogs. What reader, or method, do you use to keep up with your favorite blogs?


Lee


15 comments:

Fred Delventhal said...

I moved all of my Google Reader feeds over to Feedly. That is what I use most. I also have the same feeds in Flipboard so occasionally use that.

Cathy Jo Nelson said...

Feedly allowed to not miss a beat.

Alfred Thompson said...

Like others I moved to feedly. Seems to work pretty well.

Crista Anderson said...

I, like the others, use Feedly the most. I've really liked it... With the Chrome Extension on my desktop, plus the mobile apps, it has been really slick.

Kate TerHaar said...

I have used Feedly but just started using NewsBlur. I did pay for a pro account and like it very much.

Wesley Fryer said...

Lee:
I've used Feedblitz for years too, but I have never paid for it, I set it up as a free service through Feedburner I think.

I also moved to Feedly after Google reader closed. I love the way cooler reader let you share subscriptions to individual categories. Unfortunately Feedly does not, but it still has neck sport function, I coincidentally updated my list of subscriptions today:
http://www.speedofcreativity.org/resources/education-blogs/

Wesley Fryer said...

Darn Siri... "neck sport" should have been "export"

:-)

Lee Kolbert said...

Wow! Thanks everyone! I just set up Feedly and Wes, I'm using your IFTT recipe. Love it!!!

Pat Hensley said...

I have moved to Feedly also and it works fine for me too.

Mike said...

If you read on your iPad, I suggest Mr. Reader to read your Feedly subscriptions. It also works with a ton of other services. It is by far the best RSS reader I have used.

Lee Kolbert said...

Thanks Mike! I'll check it out.

Stephen Downes said...

I'm still here. Reading this post on Feedly.

Anonymous said...

I started with Feedly but then I moved over to The Old Reader because Feedly wanted me to upgrade to a paid service in order to search my blogs.

Heather Temske said...

I'm a feedly fan as well.

JeanTower said...

I also moved my RSS subscription from reader to Feedly.