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1. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 10y

So I've set up a travel blog and am wondering what is the best way to keep people up-to-date on when I have made updates to the content. I apologize if this isn't a very well-researched question, but if people subscribe to the blog, what does that mean? Will they recieve an email alerting them to my updates?

Would the best thing be to send out an email with the URL and ask people to subscribe if they are interested?

This is my first foray into blogging and I'm about as tech-savvy as a letter opener.

Muchas Gracias!

2. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 10y

Hi John,

When someone subscribes to your blog, he will get an e-mail notification containing a link to your new entry whenever you post a new one.

Visitors in your blog can click on the Subscribe link on the right pane (depends on blog template) to subscribe. You may send them the link to your blog hoping that they'll subscribe, or send them the direct link to the subscription page. In your case, the link to your blog subscription page is http://johnbuckley.travellerspoint.com/subscribe/ . Visitors must be registered members of Travellerspoint before they can post comments in your blog entries. A Join Travellerspoint link will be displayed to them when they try to post a comment.

There is another way of subscribing to your blog apart from the e-mail notification. It is the XML subscription feed format, also available at the subscription page.

Hien

[ Edit: Edited at Sep 11, 2006 10:27 AM by Hien ]

3. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4810 posts) 10y

Quoting john7buck

I apologize if this isn't a very well-researched question, but if people subscribe to the blog, what does that mean? Will they recieve an email alerting them to my updates?

Yes. Each time you make a post to the blog, they'll automatically get an email pointing to it. (Unless you specify at the time you post that subscribers shouldn't be notified.)
If they use a modern browser like Firefox, Opera or Safari, they can also subscribe to the "feed" in the browser, and will automatically see updates come by in there.

Would the best thing be to send out an email with the URL and ask people to subscribe if they are interested?

That should work, yes.

4. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 10y

Hien/Sander -

That answers my question perfectly.

Thanks so much!

John