Having an email subscription is one of the most valuable things you can have as a blogger. Blogs change, sites go down, but an email list lives on!
There are tons of options out there when thinking about an email list.
First, you have to figure out how you want to approach your list. Do you want a daily email with your most recent updates? Do you want it to be more of a newsletter style, where the content is unique and different than your blog posts? Do you want it to come weekly? There are ways to do all of that, so figuring out which type of delivery you want is the first step.
If you’d like to see how to create an email subscription for free through Feedburner, here’s a step-by-step tutorial showing you how to create an email subscription through Feedburner:
Login to your Google account.
You will either have a feed created for your blog already, or you won’t. See below:
Once you create (or click) on your feed, you’ll be at the next screen.
Activate your subscription.
Activating here will cause a couple of boxes with code to display. One is for a text link to your subscription page and the other is a basic subscribe box.
Set your preferences.
Using the options that the arrow is pointing to, you can customize the email subject title and content. Additionally, you can insert a logo and change some basic font/color preferences. Under “delivery options” you can set a time (a 2-hour window) of delivery.
And that’s it! You’ve now got a basic Feedburner subscription going! It’s your job to promote the heck out of it, make the content in it awesome and get people so subscribe!
*If you are using one of the premium services above and ever ruin into issues, contact customer service and they should be willing to help you out.