I couldn't just say to all these people, "Get a news aggregator! Click the RSS feed!" because frankly, many of my relatives and friends are only a step away from throwing their computer out the window. I did not want to make another geeky demand.
The easiest thing to do, I found, was to employ a "email notification system," which people sign up for, and then they get a little email every time I post something new. Totally automated. I was so relieved to find such a thing existed.
I begged everyone to sign up for it, and put the little "Subscribe!" box up high on the left sidebar. So far so good.
For the first several months, all of you who signed up got the notices in the morning when I posted, and everyone was happy.
Then, sometime this summer, the whole thing fell apart. This company, Bloglet, whose service I used, is like a disappeared person. No one ever responds there to anything. Is he dead, drunk, what??? And not a single one of my posts was getting relayed. FUCK! And I didn't even realize it.
Well, I've finally found a substitute, called Feedblitz. They seem to be invented by someone who lost their mind with Bloglet, just like me. They allowed me to import all the subscribers I had at Bloglet— what a relief. Their instructions are easy, simpler than before, and they allow me to supervise what's going on in a more detailed manner.
So, starting tonight, the system should WORK. If you're already subscribed, DO NOTHING. I imported your name already. Notice I am crossing my fingers and labia.
If you are a email-notification subscriber, and you don't get a message this week, please email me and let me know. Maybe your address is on the fritz!
If you're wondering how to subscribe for the first time, here's what you do:
Click here. Or go to the little box on the left sidebar that says "Subscribe."
Then put your email address in the box, and submit it.
You don't have to read or follow anything else!
Shortly afterward, you'll get an email asking you if YOU, indeed, really did sign up. That's to prevent fraud.
Click on the confirmation email, and you're DONE. From then on, you should just get my new story alerts, without any hassle. If you want to unsubscribe, it's just another click.
I don't post every day, but I do post up to 5 times a week! —Except when I get blue and skip a week. I am not a highly-paid blog professional, such a pity. Is there such a thing?
Anyway, I would love it if you would subscribe, one way or another, because it's the best way I have of keeping you in the loop. I try to stay in touch with my semi-monthly email newsletter, but it is the most laborious job on earth. It takes me two days just to get one monthly newsletter out, and that's with no eating.
So please subscribe! You'll like it, and I'll be so relieved.