Sunday, April 7, 2013

Getting Your Subscribers to Read Your Blog on Your Blog Page, Not in Their Email!!!!!

I am diverting my diverting prose today,
to give a tutorial on how to direct your email subscribers to your blog.
(If you have a blog, if you don't this will be very boring.....)
A lot of you have blogs.
A lot of you have subscribers that get your blog emailed to them in their email.
The whole blog is emailed.
They don't go to your blog to read it, 'cuz you've emailed it them.
sooooooo.....
If you are trying to get some revenue from the ads on your blog.
And you only make some moolah if there is traffic to your blog.
And the people read your blog in their inbox, not on your blog page....
then you are screwing yourself up!!!!
Sooooo....
this is a tutorial on how to change your feedburner feed to just a few lines,
so your readers know you have a new post and will click on over to read your words of wisdom!!!!!

Go to your dashboard and click on layout.....
See it?????
It's the second from the bottom.
(actually it's the third item from the bottom, but I cropped that one out.....)
You will then open up the layout page!!!!!
It looks like this.....
Scroll down till you see on the right 
(or however you have set up your template)
you will see your title for your subscribers.
I have them labeled as "follow by email"
Click on the word "edit" on the Follow by Email button,
A page will open up that looks like this on top of the layout page.
Click on "View stats and learn more".
and it brings you to this screen.....
Only it will have your blog name on it......not mine!!!!!
I am very bummed that I only have 807 subscribers.....
I want more more more more more.....
anyway.....
See where my blog name is listed?????
and it's highlighted in blue?????
That' 'cuz it's a hyperlink!!!!
Click on the blog name and it will bring you to another magic page!!!!!
See the tabs that say Analyze, Optimize, Publicize, Troubleshootize????
Click on Optimize.....
At the bottom you will see "Summery Burner" click on that and the next screen opens!!!!
Set the length you want your email teaser to be.
It will just email the first part of your new blog post.
click save.....
and you is done!!!!!
This is my good dead for today.
This was a pain in the neck to write.
I am a very nice person.

On that note.....
Latah, Gatah
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23 comments:

Debra Oliver said...

OH MY GOSH, you are a very nice person!!! I thought I had this taken care of...guess not, but I do now!!!

Sue@House Pretty said...

MY, are you EVER nice! Thanks a BUNCH!!

Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG said...

thank you so much!!! As a new blogger I had no clue how to do that!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Wow! You really are a nice person!!! Thanks for the walk through.

Rita May said...

WOW you are nice. I did this right away and needed my Ipad to read your
directions as I worked through the process. Thank you!

Kare said...

Good dead for the day! ha!Ha!

Jenna LaFevor said...

Yes, Betsy, you are a nice person with a kick ass sense of humor. Thank you for both!
Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

Kay said...

Thank you so much - I had no idea! I've been posting away oblivious as to how to reach more subscribers........so much to learn! Next, I would like to have ads!

Love your blog and have followed your work for years - have Traditional Home mags with so much of your work.......

Thanks again! And please drop by my blog sometime!

Hydrangeahillcottage.blogspot.com

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

You were so kind to share this with me a couple of years ago. So nice of you to post for others!
Blessings,
Cindy

Divine Theatre said...

Sooo...MORE people will know I have no idea what I am doing? AWESOME!

xo

Andie

Cortney said...

You are the best - and hilarious!! I love your blog and you make me laugh almost every time you post!! My Mom has known of you and had read your blog for years and introduced me to you.

Being new to the blog world myself - a month old project - I very, very much appreciate this!! I don't use blogger (Wordpress), by you have made me think twice about this and still made me laugh!

Your very kind - and thanks for taking the time to write this pain on the butt post! Karma will

Cortney said...

Bring great things back to you (sorry, I published my comment accidentally before I finished!).

Cortney@ www.organicallyopulent.com

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

I've followed you over from your comment on Cote de Texas to see your blog, not realizing you were going to post this how-to and was thrilled to find this. I've wanted to know how to do this for a very long time and thought it was Feedburner that did this. Thank you so much. I can't wait to give this a try.

Now I'm off to read more of your lovely blog and will be following along on Facebook.
Sam

Lorraine said...

Great info! Thanks!

kathyr said...

I have been an email subscriber since you first started blogging. I am a subscriber to many blogs and only receive about a third of the posts that I have signed up for. I link to you through Maison Decor, because yours is one that doesn't show up. Re subscribing tells me I am already signed up. I don't even remember who I am signed up for, but it bugs me that I don't receive them. So alot of the problems lie on the other end. If blogging is an income producing effort, and us lurkers are the target of the advertising, make sure all of your subscribers are receiving the posts they have requested. You are the blogger with the juice to look into this. Sorry about the rant.

joan said...

Betsy- you rock!! Thank you so much for this!! It was that summary burner thing that I hadn't found yesterday. You is GEN-YUS! And very nice to boot!

MONICA GALE said...

Betsy me dear you are NICE and I SET !!! Thank you so very much every little helps :) Much love you rock !!!

Joni Webb said...

oy vey. hahah. should i really change it? ok. i might. i don't want you to be mad at me!!!

Patti@OldThingsNew said...

You are indeed a nice person and give very good instructions. Thanks so much. Patti

Terry Moore said...

You deserve a pat on the back for your good deed. I didn't know this and followed your directions to the letter and it works beautifully.

Mimi said...

Thank you, thank you thank you! You are so very nice to share this!

high risk merchant accounts said...

You are one of the nicest people i've known here. You share what you know.

vignette design said...

Ok Betsy, I finally did it. My Feedburner has two vignette designs, so I did what you said to both. I kept it at 200 characters hoping that's what you're supposed to do. Thank you so much for posting this. I get so many emails from people who read my blog through their email. Maybe now they will comment on the blog. Maybe now I can earn some more money, although I only have google ads. Thanks again!

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