Switching from Feedburner to Follow.It

Google is abandoning its free RSS-to-email service Feedburner (that I’ve used for a decade) in two weeks.

My brother Alan (thank you!) has arranged to transition my blog’s subscription service to Follow.It and that transition starts today.

If you’re an email subscriber to my blog posts, you may receive two copies of my blog articles for a couple of days. Sorry for the hassle, but please don’t unsubscribe — I will turn off the old Feedburner service very soon. If you don’t want to continue to receive emails with my new articles, it’s easy enough to unsubscribe from Follow.It . Hopefully the change will be, as they say, relatively seamless.

Here’s a link to follow.it in case you’d like to personalize the way you receive How to Save the World articles by email through their service.

I also apologize for the ads at the bottom of Follow.it emails, which I hope to eliminate by upgrading to their premium service.

Fingers crossed and thanks for subscribing!


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4 Responses to Switching from Feedburner to Follow.It

  1. Sort of a curious message. Did you mean for this to sound this way?

    “You receive this email because publisher of feed How to save the world imported you to this list, claiming you were already subscribed to this content in other ways previously. Please confirm that this is correct and you want to receive this content by clicking here [printed in pale green], or decline if you don’t want to receive it. [printed in bright red]”

    Have to be sort of awake to realize this is, indeed, not spam; and, yes, I do want to remain subscribed.

  2. John Whiting says:

    Elizabeth, if it sounded angry, it should have!

  3. Dave Pollard says:


    Sorry about that message. I have conveyed my displeasure at what you (and presumably my other subscribers) received, to the people at follow.it — they failed to tell me that they would be sending incoherent confirmation messages before resubscribing my subscribers. It seems they have something to learn about proper communication with customers and ‘no surprises’ customer service. I’ll keep you and other subscribers posted here on what I hear.

  4. goocy says:

    Does anything change for the RSS feed itself?

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