Wednesday, March 22, 2017

To My Amazing Blog Followers: Blog Subscriber List Has Been Moved

A post on Wednesday? Nobody saw that coming. Except for me, of course. I saw it coming.

I need to explain something. You are reading this post because you received an email notification.  You either know exactly who I am and am curious about what this post is. OR you have no idea who this blue-haired writer is or what magic she is employing to push her notifications into your inbox.

Allow me to explain.

It began with the Great Blogging Scare of 2017. There were signs of it's coming. Signs that I, in my great stupidity, chose to ignore. It lead to chaos. Fire. Death.

Okay. Not those last two. But the first one is true. Why?

My Feedburner subscriber list vanished. All of you epic subscribers: Gone.

After recovering from a near-heartattack, I did some scrambling around and was able to recover almost all of the email addresses.

Unfortunately, a handful of brand new subscribers were lost. They have been sent off, I know not where. I mourn for them.

That's why I decided: I am leaving Feedburner. This blog post is to inform you about my (and your) pilgrimage to MailChimp.

Here's what you need to know:

Everything is okay. Don't panic. Seriously. Things are under control. Don't worry about it.

If you have received this post via email and know yourself to be a subscriber: You are on my subscriber list and have been safely moved over to MailChimp, where you will continue to receive notifications each time I publish a new post. Yay! You have successfully dodged a catastrophe that you weren't even aware of until just now. *throws confetti*

If you have not received this post via email and have found this post through other means, but believe yourself to be subscribed: Please enter your email into the sidebar or below:

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Be sure to verify your email. You will then become a new member of the Hannah Heath clan. Welcome. Come back next week to sprinkle some blood over a book and become a full-fledged member.

If you have received this post via email and do not know why: I can explain. You, at some point within the last almost-three-years, subscribed to my blog. Congratulations. You have excellent taste. However, you did not verify your email address with Feedburner, and thus never received any notifications from me. However, when I moved my subscriber list to MailChimp, your email was activated.

This means you will now receive notifications every time I publish a new post. There is no escape.

Just kidding. If you check out my blog and decide that it's not for you, you can simply unsubscribe. There's a link at the very bottom of the email notification you received that you can use to easily unsubscribe. Though I'm not really sure why you'd want to. Obviously, Past You did think it was a good idea to subscribe to this blog. But if you still want to unsubscribe, then you are a sad, strange little man and you have my pity.

Anyway. That's what's going on. Thank you for taking a moment out of your day to read this. I really appreciate your support and I'm very pleased to have moved us all to a safer, more secure email service. No more near-heart attacks.

Have questions? Suggestions? Funny blogging anecdotes? Please leave them in the comment section below!

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None. This blog doesn't usually have near-death experiences. However, if you'd like to get a taste of what I usually write, check these posts out:

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12 comments:

  1. Hi! I got the email! I used MailChimp for awhile, but I just wanted to tell you that if you use any affiliate links, MailChimp will close your account. I don't know if you use them, just letting g you know in case. (= (I learned the hard way) have a nice day! Laura @ flowersinmybasket.blogspot.com

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    1. Yay! Glad you got the email!

      Thank you so much for the tip about the affiliate links! I did research that and found that they're okay with Amazon linking, just not spam links/blacklisted links. But I'll email them to double check. I'd hate to be kicked out if I'm not doing anything wrong. =)

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  2. Oh my! glad you were able to recoup your names. I, too, use Feedburner, but never could figure out who subscribed. I'll be interested to hear how you like MC. All the best!

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    1. I'm a fan of MC. I've used it before, so I'm pretty happy with the move so far. We'll see how it continues to work in the long run. =D Thanks for the comment, Cat!

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  3. Great move! I keep hearing Feedburner is on the way out (though possibly there's only one post on the web saying this and I've read it multiple times). I use MailChimp and so far it's been great. There is a bit of a learning curve, though.

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    1. Yeah, I've read similar posts and I'd have to agree. I feel like they're trying to shove people away by being terrible. =D

      MailChimp was a bit hard for me to get a hang of, but I've been using it for a while and think I get it now. Hopefully. =)

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  4. Whew. Thank God my address wasn't among the lost. ;v;
    I hope those newer subscribers are able to figure out what happened. o3o

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    1. Lol! I'm glad you weren't lost, too! Always enjoy seeing you in the comment section. =)

      I'm on the lookout for those new subscribers. Poor people.

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  5. Well, this splendid response convinced me to sign up for the first time after reading your posts faithfully for a year!
    You are a very kind blogger, Hannah, and I enjoy every one of your articles.
    By the way, I'm totally buying your book Skies of Dripping Gold the next time my mom orders from Amazon. Can't wait to read it!

    Anyway, have a great day!
    Sincerely, your old fan and new subscriber, Emilie

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    1. Yay! I'm so excited to have you on board, Emilie! This comment put a huge smile on my face.

      I hope you enjoy Skies of Dripping gold! I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.

      Happy writing (and subscribing)! =D

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  6. Hey, just got your notification on my email. Really relieved I just got saved on that. Just as a suggestion, why not try a top 10 or something?
    Just a thought.

    D.

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    1. So pleased you're still on the list!

      My brain is being slow today, so I have to ask: Top 10 of what? I'd be game to give it a shot, whatever it is. =D

      Thanks for the comment, Deborah!

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