I got up this morning to a really nice comment from a reader that made my whole day! Right before bed last night, I got an unpleasant revision request on a recent article submission so it was really nice to get up to the following comment:
I really like your blog and I'd love to keep up on new posts, but I don't like readers and I don't see a Subscribe Via Email widget. Maybe it's there and I'm just not seeing it. If not, could you please-please add one? Here's the directions:
1. Go to http://feedburner.google.com/
2. Add your blog if it's not there and click on your blog name.
3. Click on the Publicize tab.
4. Go to Email Subscriptions in the left-hand column.
It's easy. Just go to the middle of the page and choose Blogger. It will insert the code for you. (If you want to move it to a different location on your blog, you can't move anything around from here. Just go to your Layout page in BlogSpot from the Dashboard and you'll be able to move it from there.)
If you want to see what the widget looks like, there is one on my blog.
Thank you, Victoria! I had no idea how to do this and didn’t even know it was an option. I copied the instructions here for others who may be in the same boat. My only problem was that the form widget wouldn’t work so I just went on to the subscription link option and now it is right at the top of my sidebar. How cool is that? Apparently the form widget has a glitch as another person posted to the Blogger help forum with the same problem. Anyway, thanks again, Victoria – I also prefer email updates and am thrilled to add this option to my blog!