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When I first started this blog almost two years ago, I decided to not enable subscription by email, only RSS. I'm not sure why, but I think that's what all the kids were using at the time so I should too.But it turns out some ridiculously small figure like only 5% of people actually know what RSS is, let alone actually use a Reader. So three months ago, I turned on email subscriptions. And in that time I've had 15 people subscribe using that service. May not seem like many, but that's 15 people who I wouldn't have had otherwise. Not bad for less than five minutes work setting it up.And the best part is, everything is much more customisable with email subscribers, and you can actually see the list of people subscribed.So some advice, bloggers of young and old, turn on your email subscription service....

I am your stereotypical Gen Y. Admittedly I'm probably a little more tech savvy and geekier than most but this is how I communicate. I do not write letters. This is a given. And certainly not something I need to blog about. Although an interesting side point says companies should just send my bills and statements electronically, please stop wasting paper. I do not use a landline phone. With a ridiculous capped plan on my mobile I have no need to use a house phone. It's a waste of money for me to pay any rental fees yet companies still insist I give them a mobile number and a home number when filling in forms. If you're a telemarketer and no ones using landlines in 20 years...