I’ve made it easier to stay in touch

One of my readers, Kare Anderson,  pointed out to me that I could make it easier for you to keep up with these weblog postings using Feedblitz.

As a result of her suggestion, I have added a Feedblitz signup button at the top of the right sidebar.

If you click on it, a window opens that lets you subscribe to this weblog and receive email updates whenever I post a new article. That way, you don’t waste time checking to see if I have written anything new. You will be automatically notified.

I can also use it to keep up with blogs written by friends. I am so busy right now that I don’t have time to surf the internet, but I can still read my email and see what is happening while it is still fresh.

Let me know if you find this feature useful.

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0 Responses to I’ve made it easier to stay in touch

  1. Clarence says:

    I’ve been using Bloglines to do just that for a long time now and it doesn’t get any easier than that…besides keeping all the Blogs I read regularly in one place and knowing if and when any of the 33 I have on my list up-date with a new entry, I don’t have a lot of unwanted notifying emails in my in-box that contribute to the clutter. My faithful spammers accomplish that feat very well.

  2. Clarence,

    I have Bloglines too, but I don’t have time to check it very often, so it only gets used about once a month.

    I want to know when my ten favorite sites have changed and this alerts me when they do. I use this same feature to alert me when an event on my Google Calendar comes up. I check email about once an hour so I rarely miss anything now. I was able to check my calendar only when the pace let up long enough for me to look at it. Now the calendar comes to me.

    With Gmail, I no longer have a spam problem, so the 50 emails a day are all business or personal.

    I feel that technology exists to serve us, not to complicate our lives.

  3. Clary Lopez says:

    I think it’s a great idea. I offer my readers both e-mail and RSS which they can subscribe to and read on web aggregators like My Yahoo!, My MSN, AOL and other feed readers that they can have customized with the information they want to have everyday; like weather, news, restaurants, movies, stocks and more. I use Feedburner.com.

    The feed readers are a timesaver for those who read a lot of blogs as well. Each blog you subscribe to is listed with their latest post and a brief portion of it, if it interest you just click on it and it takes you to the post.

  4. Thanks David, for adding Feedblitz. I read the comments in response to your doing so. After speaking about blogs, podcasting, social networking, web 2.0 etc. as a very minor part of my message I know first-hand that the majority of Americans (especially those over 40 years old) still find blogs a bit exotic – and want an easy way to dip into keeping up with their favorite blogs when they do find them. Stuff about Technorati, Digg, etc. is still far out for many.

    Yep, “technology exists to serve us.”

    By the way, an amused subscriber to my (Say it Better) ezine told me that you posted my photo too.

    I do enjoy reading your blog and see your generosity in displaying others’ blogs. Ah the (possible) “power of us”, as noted in an entire issue of Business Week aa year ago.

    Remember the many
    compartments of the heart,
    the seed of what is
    possible. So much of who
    we are is defined by
    the places we hold for each
    other. For it is not our ingenuity
    that sets us apart, but our
    capacity for love, the
    possibility our way will
    be lit by grace. Our hearts
    prisms, chiseling out the
    colors of pure light.

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