Rarely Seen Service

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.

  • the brown man
    Posted at August 23, 2009 10:31pm, 23 August Reply


    Good point bro. How do you enable subscription by email? I've only got RSS, I think.

  • Zac Martin
    Posted at August 23, 2009 10:34pm, 23 August Reply

    Burn your feed with FeedBurner, and then in the options you can set up Email Subscriptions. Very straight forward once you get your head around it!

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