Monday, June 14, 2010

Blog Tips for David, Part Three

Q: How can you notify people of updates to your blog?
A: They can choose to follow you through Google but if you want to send them an email you need to wrest their email address from them.

1. Go to
2. Sign up for free
3. Create a form (you get three for free)
4. Select email from the templates on the left; customize it
5. Enter the email you want to to use in order to know who wants to
subscribe or skip this. You can manage subscription requests at Wufoo
6. Click on the Forms tab at the top of the page
7. Click Embed Form Code on the left (or choose the format you prefer, I
like the pop-up form)
8. Highlight and copy the html in the first field
9. Go to your blog
10. Select Design
11. Select Page Elements
12. Select Add a Gadget
13. Select Html/Javascript
14. Paste the html code (step 7) in the Content field
More discussion here

Emails can be sent to you for subscription requests but you can also manage them at Wufoo.

1. Go to
2. Click on the Forms tab at the top of the page
3. Click on the Entries under the form that you created
4. Select an entry (an email address)
5. Select Bulk Actions
6. Select Export
7. Select your format for export (.csv seems most promising); a file will
download to your desktop
But you still have to use Google Groups (or something similar) to notify more than ten
people of blog updates:

More discussion here

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