1. Ari Herzog on September 7, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Yes, i subscribe to your blog — by RSS, not email. And I go back and forth on asking readers to subscribe to my blog; right now, there is a request to “follow.”

  2. Julie Walraven on September 7, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Thanks, I just subscribed by e-mail to yours. I liked your Blackberry post. Follow is a good idea. “Join me” works well for Twitter, probably not so much for signing up for e-mail.

  3. Melissa Cooley on September 8, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Well, thank you for that mention in your post, Julie! So kind of you 🙂

    This is an interesting post. Like Ari, I tend to subscribe via RSS, but I do also notice that for those individuals that do push content to me from time to time via email, I will read it if the title piques my curiosity. Sometimes it would have gotten lost in the shuffle otherwise.

    • Julie Walraven on September 8, 2010 at 8:50 pm

      I never did get into using RSS and I don’t think that will change… it would be one more place to look so using e-mail for a few of the blogs that I want, helps.

      When I was writing the post, I was thinking about those people who don’t use Twitter or FB regularly and would be more likely to totally miss a blog without the e-mail.

      Ari talks about scheduling posts in his latest and though I don’t do that I think there are some people would would like to know when certain bloggers publish new information, e-mail subscriptions take the checking out of the equation.

  4. Career Sherpa on September 8, 2010 at 2:52 pm


    Wonderful post and I am so glad you clarified subscribe! Sometimes we assume people know.

    Love your work and I prefer to use my Google reader to subscribe because I can search by key words. I do miss getting email reminders however.

    Thanks again for clarifying!

    • Julie Walraven on September 8, 2010 at 8:52 pm

      Thanks, Hannah, for stopping by! Google reader is another thing that I don’t do enough. But like RSS, I think I am more comfortable with an occasional e-mail reminder.

  5. Kirk Baumann on September 8, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Great point! I just updated my blog to reflect this. Thanks for the tip!

    PS. I also just subscribed (for FREE) to your blog. 🙂


  6. Julie Walraven on September 8, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Thanks, Kirk! It looks like you are quickly getting up to speed on all the blog helping tools. Commentluv is another of my favorites.

  7. Julie Walraven on September 12, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Thanks for stopping by, Emily. It is a good idea to keep a connection going with writers you really like. I find myself missing posts from people I enjoy reading because I don’t catch a tweet or remember to go to see what they might have posted.