Hey I’m making some improvements around here, thanks to attending the BlogathonTX conference last weekend. Nothing like hanging around some Austin WordPress gurus to make you realize you really need to up your geek game.
The one improvement I just tackled, and which finally seems to be working (apologies to anyone who tried this earlier this week and hit a brick wall) — is email subscriptions. You’ll notice to the upper right is a new box that says “subscribe to Chump Lady by email!” Now you can sign up and every new CL article will be sent to your inbox. I try to post most days, but I’m flaky about what time of day, so… now technology can alert you. Never aimlessly navigate to my site again…
There is also still an RSS feed that works, or doesn’t depending on your browser. There was some discussion of this in cryptic Geekish on the merits of RSS or if it’s pointless, but I nodded off. It’s still up there, but this feedburner subscription thing is supposedly much easier.
No worries about spam or getting weird sales junk from me. I keep everything private and don’t sell anyone’s name. The only thing you’ll be sent is what you see on this blog. And maybe a newsletter if I ever get around to it. (After the book. I’ve got a long to-do list.)
I still have all the earlier emails for signing up for more, sent to me by my old primitive email link — saved in a folder. But do me a favor, if you sent me an email before to be on my list — please sign up again so I have it all in one place. Apologies for not figuring this out sooner. Writing is my strong suit. Blogging software, not so much.
The other thing I am slowly tackling is site navigation. When I started this blog, well, I had no idea how long I’d do it, or what form it would take. 18 months later, there are about 400 articles on this site — and I’m now finally adding categories. When I tediously go through every old article and categorize it, I will next put up a new site navigation where you can find everything I’ve written on subjects like “narcissists” or “polyamory” or “ego kibbles.” Until that bright new day — the search bar still works, albeit haphazardly. Or you can read backwards through the archives, something I’m shocked to discover many chumps do. I’m trying to make it easier, folks!
Thanks for your patience and support — and do comment and let me know if there are some improvements you’d like to see here. Okay, other than a chump dating site. I’m not ready to tackle that!
Tracy aka Chump Lady