Happy Saturday .
some of you might have seen that we got a little facelift this week. Nothing big, just some fresh and beautiful colors and a new “Landing Page” which I especially love! She also updated our Book Badges and they look super cute now! Tawni from Forever Design did a wonderful job updating the blog!<3
So, since we are facelifting and changing anyway, I’m not about to change our Newsletter option too, which is why I want to talk with you today about Blog Reading Preferences – Newsletters & Feeds
Right now, you can subscribe to our posts per email in 2 ways. Either via FeedBurner or via WordPress. However, I am sightly concerned about Google discontinuing services like feedburner so I want to take measures in our own hands and get a Newsletter independent from Google.
After talking to Ashley from BookNook I decided to go with a plugin called MyMail. I’m running some tests right now and it seems to run absolutely wonderful! It just needs a little more tweaking until I’m ready for the Transfer.
Newsletter and Feed Reading Preferences
And while putting together the newsletter I was wondering about the reading habits and preferences from all of you guys.
Like, do you want to to read the whole post in the email, or are you fine with just an excerpt? Also, I want to set up a weekly newsletter which has excerpt and links to all of our posts in it?
I know how busy the week can be, so having the option to get a Newsletter with all posts from a favorite Blog once a week would be a perfect way to catch up!
Finally, I was also wondering about how often people read posts in their FeedReader without really clicking on it and going to the actual side? I mean in the end, I want our posts to be read!!! That is the main goal from us bloggers right?
But then.. of course it would be also nice to see this transferred into statistics. So reading is awesome, but actually clicking and going to the side is even better.
How do I read blogs?
In a Newsletter I’m fine with having only an excerpt. If the posts sounds interesting I’m going to the side anyways to leave a comment. This I can decide from only reading the excerpt.
Funny enough, I feel different about Feed Subscriptions. There I want to see the full post! I read it in my Reading App and then go and visit the blog.
Now, I am wondering about all of you? How do you read Blogs and Blog Posts?
And… this time I’d love to have a little deeper insight than usual and I put together a small Questionnaire about this topics. In the end I want to make it the best for you to read our posts! Meaning your opinion is so much more important than mine!
I’d love to ask you to take 5 minutes and fill our my little Questionnaire. And … in order to give you a little cherry for this extra work, I give away a $10 amazon giftcard to one of you who filled out the form.
I’m really curious to hear about your preferences !!!
Oh and as usual, I am happy to discuss in the comments with you too!