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Saturday, January 05, 2008

Would you like a side of Technorati with that Web Feed?

Today's my second blogiversary.

It took two years of convincing, but my friend Julia finally got me to add an email subscription service to this blog. I, recently, started with FeedBlitz, but didn't like the ads. Right now I'm trying out FeedBurner.

I've set it up so that subscribers get each new blog post (not just shop updates), in full, sent as an html email. I might make some changes — perhaps only post a teaser, instead of the full post — please consider it a work in progress. So, if you want to sign up for Green Kitchen emails, the form is over in the right side bar.*

I'm also trying out a couple widgets from AddThis. One, you'll see, is at the bottom of each post. It allows readers to easily save blog posts into their choice of social bookmarking:, Google Bookmarks, Facebook, etc. The other addition is the all-in-one button for RSS feed subscription, so you can read Green Kitchen over at Bloglines, or Technorati, or My Yahoo, etc. If you want to read this blog in a feed aggregator, the RSS button is under the email subscription form in the right side bar.*

Before making these changes I only had a Bloglines link, because that is how I choose to ingest my 393 craft blog habit! It took all this time for me to *get* that everyone likes to take their internet a little differently. Apparently only about 11 percent of internet users even use feed readers. You mean everyone's not just like me? ;)

Of course, all this change is motivated by my Etsy shop. Now that Green Kitchen is serving up more than just posts, I want to make sure that y'all are getting your bookmarks, or emails, or feeds, as you like them.



*If you click over from a post title in a feed reader, my side bar doesn't show all it has to offer. Please click on the Green Kitchen banner and it will bring you to the home page, which will have all the side bar content. Sorry about this glitch. Anyone know how to fix it? Alice?
Thanks to Karen in Wichita for the technical help.

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Blogger Karen in Wichita said...

Likely you have the sidebar wrapped in a "MainOrArchivePage" tag, so it doesn't come up on item pages.

Sat Jan 05, 05:52:00 PM PST  
Blogger Sonya said...

Kicking and screaming you will drag me into the tecnological forefront. What do you mean not everybody is like me?

Sat Jan 05, 06:26:00 PM PST  
Blogger Sonya said...

Either that or I will learn how to spell 'technological.'

Sat Jan 05, 06:27:00 PM PST  
Anonymous kate said...

oooh, thanks for the great info. I'm so bad at that other side of blogging

Sat Jan 05, 07:38:00 PM PST  
Blogger PamKittyMorning said...

I'm just hooked on bloglines but lately there's been a lot of chatter about feedburner etc. I don't know much about it at all. I'll stillbe catching the updates on Bloglines.. but will be interested in how this works out for you!

Congrats on the 2 year anniversary.

Sat Jan 05, 08:50:00 PM PST  
Blogger futuregirl said...

Happy Blogiversary! :)

You are totally inspiring me with all your changes and spiffying up. You are kicking ass.

Sat Jan 05, 11:51:00 PM PST  
Blogger kristin said...


when you first introduced me to bloglines it took me about six months to figure it out.

all this new info is just too much for me to wrap my brain around.

and i've YET to learn how to add links to my favorite blogs on my site. "techie" is NOT my middle name.

Happy 2 years of blogging!! You make this such a sweet place to hang out :)

Sun Jan 06, 01:20:00 PM PST  
Blogger Project Pink Suitcase said...

Happy #2 Blogiversary!
It is my first Blogiversary on Jan. 6th. I have you to thank for this!
I kept thinking my blogiversary was the 8th, so I missed the opportunity to post on my actual blogiversary date.
Oh well, I'll post about it soon enough.
I always enjoy your blog. It is very inspiring. Yippee to another year.

Mon Jan 07, 09:34:00 AM PST  
Blogger Kathy - Pink Chalk Studio said...

Thanks for the information! All things I've been thinking I need to add in but I've been dragging my feet about researching.

Tue Jan 15, 07:28:00 AM PST  
Blogger Jennifer Perkins - Naughty Secretary Club said...

Hooray for this post. Rachel at Average Jane Crafter sent it over because I had burning blog questions and this post answered them perfectly!

Fri Jan 18, 08:01:00 PM PST  

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