I do a lot of author Q&As and giveaways and nothing frustrates me more than sending readers to an author's blog only to be told, "I can't figure out how to follow it."
Please give readers a choice by adding an RSS feed and an email option. Most of my readers adore Google Friend Connect since it only takes a couple of clicks to add the feed to their Google reader. You can even get GFC for wordpress! You might be surprise that people may follow you more than one way and by not giving a choice, you may be losing those potential readers. I follow a lot of blog both by email and by an RSS feed. I know some authors only want email subscribers, but please think this one over before you exclude those of us who adore our RSS feed and GFC.
Check out this discussion from google HERE
Also, Google is updating the blogger platform to integrate more easily with Google + in the next few weeks. Google Buzz is going away too.
I personally don't mind a few blogs with email subscriptions but not too many! I've clicked off pages when there's no button to follow and have only commented on blogs that have no GFC...does show they're losing potential followers.
Shame really as i've passes through many fab pages!
Hi Mary, thanks for sharing this.
I didn't even think about adding the email option when I set up my new blog on blogspot. I added the RSS and GFC, but... ooopppsss!
Your post was a good reminder. The email sign-up is now at the top of my page. :)