Friday, September 01, 2006

Blogs by E-mail, attempt #2

A while back, I mentioned that I was interested in setting up a Blog to E-mail gateway. The theory being that some people would rather get an e-mail than have to remember to check a blog.

Of course, these people just need to learn about bloglines, but that's another story.

The more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea of having this bridge from my blog to e-mail. It would be perfect for my grandparents, who get a kick out of the blog, but aren't ready to go the RSS reader route.

There was only one slight problem with the solution I tried before - it doesn't work. I tried to sign up a subscription, and it may have sent me a confirmation e-mail, but beyond that it hasn't said word one.

So I went shopping around for a new blog to e-mail gateway and learned about feedblitz.

At first I was a little turned off by how it's a commercial product with a free trial version. But, it turns out, it works really well. And even the free trial seems to do more or less what I want it to do. It sends out mail once a day with a summary of what's happend on my blog. Pictures and everything are included. It really works well.

Want to give it a try? Just sign up here:

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