This post applies to anyone who reads this blog by email or an RSS feedreader because future posts will be delivered to you through a new provider.
If you don’t want to read the whole post, you can skip to the Action Points at the end.
It all started with Google announcing that it is ending its Google Reader service on 1st July 2013. That’s going to affect me since I read a few blogs through the Google Reader.
But while I’ve been scuttling around with everyone else trying to find a suitable service to migrate to, this whole episode has made me revisit the other cloud on the horizon.
Namely, the pending closure of my Feedburner RSS delivery service. Feedburner is part of the Google range of products.
A problem with Feedburner is that ever since Google took it over, they stopped supporting it. Not only did they stop looking at developing new features, they stopped fixing issues too. They have also been sending out hints that they’re closing down Feedburner without actually committing to this decision.
The fact however is that Feedburner has been working in a rickety old way for quite a long time now and I’ve been trying to ignore the very real message that the Feedburner service is also being killed off by Google.
I’m pleased to say that I have found a suitable RSS delivery service that is very much alive and well. I’m going to be changing my email subscribers over to it in the next few days.
Everyone who currently reads this blog by email will receive new posts courtesy of MailChimp. I’m currently testing the new system in the hope that I can minimise teething woes when the migration takes place.
- Although the migration will happen automatically, you will probably have to add me to your “Safe Sender” list again.
If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact me.