One of the benefits of regularly 'Following' a blog of any real significance, like The Real Blogger Status, is that you are often reminded about aspects of blogging which may have been forgotten, or that need you to write a tutorial on, because of their importance. Such was the case this morning when I opened up and read Nitecruzr's latest post, did the usual investigation of his links, and was reminded of a great facility provided by Feedburner.
Email Subscription, for those bloggers who wish to get regular email updates from your blog, rather than, say, to Follow your blog, or subscribe to a Feed for a Reader, is very easy to do. The first step to take, is to open a Feedburner account, set up your Feed, and then set-up the Email Subscription itself.
That's the first step. Once you have 'burned' your Feed, the rest is easy ...
Step 2: Select the blog you wish to activate an Email Subscription for, by clicking on the blog name.
Step 3: Click on the 'Publicize' Tab
Step 4: Once you are on the 'Publicize' Tab, you'll see the 'Email Subscriptions' option on the left. Click it.
Step 5: This step is to 'Activate' the subscription. Click on 'Activate'.
The 'Finished' product...
Tracking your subscribers will be available to you when they have joined. You'll be able to view and sort the list, activate or deactivate individual email addresses, or even export your list in Excel or CSV format.
see also: Publicising Updates to your blog, using ...etc