Thursday, July 9, 2009
I use Feedblitz to send email updates for my blogs. I've been using it for years, and I see no reason to switch to another service (yes, I've looked into other rss to email newsletter services).
Here are some of the things I like about Feedblitz:
*You get to choose when and how often your newletter goes out.
I don't see the point in sending out daily emails with updates--those who want daily updates will usually just ad your feed to their google page (or whatever option they use to follow feeds).
Feedburner may have this option, but I never could figure out how to set up anything other than daily emails.
*You can send out "newsflash"--a mass email to all of your subscribers.
Occasionally I'll want to send an announcement to all of my subscribers. I don't do this very often (people don't like to have their email boxes cluttered), but this feature is really helpful when you need to send a message to all your subscribers.
*You can manually ad subscribers.
I have the opportunity to meet thousands of new people every year through speaking engagements. Sometimes I collect the email addresses of those who are interested in following my blog. Feedblitz gives you the option of manually adding/importing addresses.
*It's pretty simple to set up.
You just create an account and ad the code to your blog. You'll end up with a nifty little form on your blog where folks can enter their email address.
Once you've set it up, Feedblitz will automatically send out emails with your latest posts according to the schedule you set.
These are just a few of the reasons I use Feedblitz.
Posted by Kevin Sanders at 8:19 AM