Monday, April 21, 2014

The Benefits of Blog Subscription

Once I signed up for email notifications on several blogs, I never looked at my Blogger reader again. Here are some of the benefits:

1.  Time Saver - This is HUGE! I no longer have to think about what blogs I want to visit. The latest posts are right there in my email with the subject drawing me into the content.

2.  Reminder - With so much great information available, I can keep the important stuff at my fingertips. I don't have to Google it or research a subject multiple times.

3.  Industry Updates - I can stay on top of publishing news/tips with Edie Melson, Jeff Goins, the Positive Writer, Blogging Bistro, and so many others.

4.  Staying Connected - With all the social media out there, this is the way I stay connected to the blogosphere. I don't have to guess when a new post will appear. It's delivered to me personally.

5.  Keeping in Touch with Old Friends and Making New Ones - It's easy to drift around the Net without much direction. Subscribing to blogs helps fine tune my focus.

Writers and Readers: What's your opinion on subscribing to blogs? Yay or nay? Please give your reasons.

Photo Credit:  Pulpdtp


Jean Fischer said...

Hi, Susan. Like you, I use subscriptions. I also have my home page set up with feed from several major newspapers that regularly post articles for writers. It's a great way to stay informed.

Marja Verschoor-Meijers said...

I am allergic to a full email box, so I do not subscribe by email, I am following a lot of blogs and I have quite a number on my blog roll, so I see it when a new post shows up!

Karen Lange said...

Overall, I think subscribing is a good idea. I do find though, that I need to stay on top of my subscriptions lest they clutter my mailbox. This is only a problem for ones I don't visit as frequently or at all anymore. I just take care to subscribe to ones I really want to read.

Happy Monday! :)

Terri Tiffany said...

Oh dear. I am so afraid of more emails and not answering them when I should so I shy away from that!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Susan - I'm not a fan of email subscriptions - so shy away. I use Reader .. but I definitely need to organise my life somewhat so I can filter out more ..

Blog following and commenting is fantastic but takes a lot of time .. I don't know how others do it and I only blog! Cheers Hilary

Diane Estrella said...

Subscription is the way to go. It can clog up your e-mail but it is much easier.

J Scribbles said...

I've been subscribing to blogs for several years now. It's easier for the reasons you note.

There are blogs that don't give the option to subscribe. Of those, I become a follower or, if that option isn't there either, I jot down the blog name on my list of blogs to visit weekly.

Happy subscribing!