Now you can subscribe to my blog via email! See the box in the right sidebar underneath all my *awesome Followers? (*hint, hint... Click here to follow SweeterThanSweets!)
Okay now go on and type in your email address so you can get all my posts delivered to your inbox. It's that easy! My favorite part about the email is that the photos show up even bigger than what you're seeing here on my blog. Here's a little sneak peek of what the email looks like:
I've been blogging for 10 months now and until a a short while ago, I knew only the basics about an RSS feed. Previously, I had my RSS feed link to the default url: http://howsweeteritis.blogspot.com/feeds/p
Now when you click on the RSS icon over on my sidebar, it redirects you to my burned RSS feed, http://feeds.feedburner.com/sweeterthansweets so you can subscribe in your reader of choice if you'd rather not get emails.
If you have your own blog but are completely confused by all this "RSS/burning your feed" talk (like I was a few weeks ago!) here are some tutorials from more tech-savvy people than me. (Remember how I told you how little tech speak I know?) Note: Go through these tutorials in the order provided.
What is RSS?
Technie Mania's RSS Guide for Beginners
FeedBurner FAQ from Google
Now burn that feed!
Technie Mania's Guide to Burning your Feed
or see Lauren Wayne's article on using FeedBurner (specifically, the How section)
another option: this YouTube video tutorial by MsIleneSpeaks
My feed is burned. Now how do I use it?
KludgyMom's overview of how to use FeedBurner (see especially the Publicize section regarding setting up emails)
Lauren Wayne's advanced guide to using FeedBurner (the last part of section #1 regarding Twitter is very helpful)
What is "reach"?
Contentious.com's explanation of what Reach really means
FeedBurner for WordPress
Solutions for WordPress provides instructions for WordPress bloggers
If you know of another helpful tutorial or have any other questions, I'd love to hear from you in the comments. And don't forget to sign up for an email subscription to SweeterThanSweets! =)