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Tuesday 1 June 2021

A message about following by email

Hello all and happy June!  And a special hello to those of you who signed up to receive email notifications when there's a new post here at Words and Pictures (yes, I know, there haven't been many lately, but that will all change come July at the latest!).

You may have read that Google is discontinuing Feedburner as a tool.  Feedburner is what has been in charge of the Blogger Followers gadget, sending out email notifications to those who have signed up and activated their subscription.

So this is just to let you know that if you are a follower by email, you will (hopefully!) continue to receive those notifications, but they will now come courtesy of follow.it.

You shouldn't have to do anything special. When you get an email, you can just click through to visit me here at Words and Pictures, just as you always have done.  You, the followers, will also get the chance to alter how you receive your notifications if you want to, which couldn't be done with Feedburner.  But that's entirely up to you.  If you don't want to change anything you don't have to!

If you follow by Bloglovin', I think everything there should just continue as normal.

And if you'd like to start following by email, you'll find a brand new button to do it in the sidebar.  I love that follow.it lets you design your button to match the blog design - Blogger didn't let you do that!

I was so cross about another change being forced on us by Google, and I was really worried about the changeover, but thanks to follow.it the whole thing was so much easier than I was expecting!  I can't say enough good things about the follow.it staff I've communicated with.  They've handled the whole process for me, and made it all very simple - and the basic service is free.  If you want to do slightly fancier stuff, there are charges, but I'm going to see how the basic version goes first!  

If you are also a blogger, and haven't yet sorted out how your email followers will hear about your posts after July, I would strongly urge you to check out follow.it and get in touch with them.  

I can't have all these words without any pictures at all, so here's a little peek at the samples for my new quote stamps at PaperArtsy to cheer up the post!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I'll be back with something properly creative very soon - probably one or two of those samples in more detail.  Stay safe, stay well and happy crafting all.

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.
Albert Einstein