Bye, Bye Feedburner! Please Read If You are an Email Subscriber

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Bye Bye FeedburnerIf you're a long-time reader of this blog (THANKS!) or brand new to this site (THANKS!), then you may have signed up to receive my newsletter delivered directly to your inbox.  I've always used Feedburner to provide this service, but over the last few months, I've become increasingly disturbed by the problems they seem to keep having and the utter lack of communication on their part in when these issues will be fixed.

I've had numerous folks tell me that they have repeatedly tried to subscribe, though never receive a confirmation email from Feedburner which seals the deal and actually puts them on the list.  I've also had many long-time subscribers tell me that they haven't received a newsletter from me in months.  This is simply unacceptable and so it was time to find a new player in the game.

I'm happy to say that yesterday I made the official switch to a new email newsletter company and am happy with the results I've seen so far.  There are obviously going to be a few bumps along the road, but I hope that you will be patient with me as I make the transition from Feedburner to the new newsletter program.  Many of you have already received a request to confirm your subscription and that's because I added your address to the new program and must have your permission to subscribe you here.

Over the next few days, you may receive a newsletter from the new program as well as a Feedburner newsletter.  Feel free to unsubscribe from Feedburner, for I will be completely turning that off as soon as everyone has made the move.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.  Thanks again for choosing to be part of the new newsletter program.  You are my most valuable readers and I appreciate you so much!

Thank You

I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!

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17 Responses to Bye, Bye Feedburner! Please Read If You are an Email Subscriber!

    1

    That explains the email I got this morning! I was kinda confused, lol.

    Melissa Says:

    2

    Sorry about that! :-) The emails ended up going out sooner than I expected…oops!

    Debbie Jackson Says:

    3

    I am so glad to hear someone say there is a problem somewhere. I had signed up for several newsletters and hardly get any. Since I just subscribe to newsletters and don’t send them out there is no way to contact feedburner. I received my subs for just a couple days around easter and they were cut off again.

    I thought my account alone was “seriously screwed up”.

      Melissa Says:

      4

      Hi Debbie,

      No, the problem is definitely not with your account. For some reason, Feedburner has a horrible delivery rate when it comes to their email newsletters. I’ll still be using them for my feed, for those who like to read their favorite blogs in a feed reader, but I had to find a different option for my email subscribers. Sorry that it took me a while to make the move, but I wanted to make sure that I did it right and found a service that would be much better for everyone. Hope you like the change! Have a wonderful weekend!

    SueSueper Says:

    5

    Good thing you posted this, because I thought that email was some sort of phishing and deleted it right away since I have already been recieving your feedburner newsletter.

      Melissa Says:

      6

      So sorry for the confusion, Sue. If you’d like to re-subscribe, you can always access the new signup form on my website directly. I’ve changed over all of my newsletter links to the new platform, so there’s no more feedburner links to the daily email option. So that you’re not subscribed to two different newsletters, feel free to unsubscribe to the Feedburner one. I’ll be turning that one off in the next few days once everyone moves over. Thanks so much for your patience and have a wonderful weekend!

    Danielle Says:

    7

    I, too, was wondering about the email. I like the new look of your emails. So clean and sleek.

    Rust Says:

    9

    Ah, that explains it! I got the email and thought it must be in error but subscribed again anyway. Thanks for the explanation; I’m glad you sent it. :-)

    AnnaZed Says:

    11

    I didn’t get the new one yet, just letting you know.

      Melissa Says:

      12

      Hi Anna,

      I wasn’t able to move all of my subscribers over in one day, since my email program has a daily limit on new additions. I think you should be added now, so you should have received a verification email to approve. If not, you can always subscribe on my website directly. I’ve changed over all of my newsletter links to the new platform, so there’s no more feedburner links to the daily email option. So that you’re not subscribed to two different newsletters, feel free to unsubscribe to the Feedburner one. I’ll be turning that one off in the next few days once everyone moves over. Thanks so much for your patience and have a wonderful weekend!

    Char Says:

    13

    I entered one of your giveaways and it make me re-subscribe and I wondered why, lol. I knew I had been already subscribed. Thanks for explaining this and have great weekend. :-)

    Nicole Says:

    15

    Technology can be a bit of a pain, hopefully the new service works well for you. :-)

      Melissa Says:

      16

      You’ve got that right, Nicole! I’ve learned one very important lesson when it comes to technology and blogging so far… you get what you pay for. I guess I’m not too surprised then that Feedburner’s email service isn’t exactly reliable. Hopefully, the new email platform will be a much better solution. Have a wonderful weekend! :big smile:

    SueSueper Says:

    17

    I also like the look of your new email! newsletter! I like the clean crispness of it. I prefer the new newsletter format.

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