A number of you use Google Reader to visit and read the blog through the RSS feed, which allows you to subscribe to the site using a “reader.” Unfortunately Google Reader is going away at the end of this month. But don’t fret – there are other reader options, which include Feedly (which allows you to migrate your data and feeds easily), Newsfire, Blog Lovin’ (thanks, deb), and The Old Reader (thanks, commenters.) If you’re on an iPad or other tablet or mobile device, Flipboard is pretty nifty, too.
Another option is to have blog posts/entries e-mailed to you, which you can do by filling out the form at the bottom of this post in that gray box that says “Never Miss a Post.” Your e-mail address is never shared from there and it’s only used to send you blog posts, which you can cancel at any time. But why the heck would you want to? ; )
I’ve had to disable the Twitter feed in the sidebar of the blog as Twitter has changed support for their API (which my web folks had to tell me because I have no idea what “API” is.) So the lovely widget that was designed for the site with the sweet little birdie perched on top is gone. So if you want to follow me on Tweeter (as the French say), you can do so at Twitter.
I’ve recently been getting bouncebacks from e-mails that I’ve sent to reply to folks who have written to me, who are on AOL. I’m not on the service so don’t know how it works, but if you sent me a message, it bounced back with an “unreachable” or “recipient is only accepting mail from specific email addresses.” So if you’re sitting by your Inbox, waiting for a reply, on behalf of AOL (who I have had no connection with since, say, 2001), I apologize.
I am not sure what the workaround is for that, but if any AOL users can tell me, that would be great because I have an Inbox of “Returned Messages” from that service – and a bunch of folks that think I’m a nitwit for not returning their messages.
Newsletters sent to AOL addresses have also bounced back. (A few thousand of you each month aren’t getting it – sorry!) Am not sure what the work-around for that is as well (if there is a “safe” list for your Inbox, try putting
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