Saturday, November 10, 2007

Feedburner Email Subscription

Blogwalking is sometimes quite tiring and time consuming, and yet it's one of the most effective ways to maintain contact with fellow bloggers, to read new articles posted and to leave comments as footprints. There are chances, however, that we will miss one or more good postings when we have not enough time to go around. There are also chances that we visit a blog but there's no new article posted.

Most of us read the inbox of our email account everyday, and hence it would be good if we can inform readers via email when new articles are posted in our blogs. It will certainly save their times, and keep them updated. Readers will still visit our blog to read the complete article of interest when they have time to do it.

Here's what you need to do to put Feedburner Email Subscription widget on your blog.

  1. Go to Feedburner website and click Register at the top of the page.

  2. Complete the form to create a new FeedBurner account, click Save.

  3. Type or copy-paste your blog address, click Next ». If there's more than one feeds, choose either one as the source. I chose the second one. Click Next ».

  4. If you want to, you can change the title of your feed and the feedburner.com address, then click Activate Feed » button.

  5. Click Next » at the bottom of the page.

  6. On the stats configuration page, put a check mark at the "Item clickthroughs -..."

  7. Click Next » to finish the setup process.

  8. Click the Publicize tab.
    Click Email Subscriptions on the left sidebar.
    Click Activate button.

  9. You can choose either Subscription Form Code or Subscription Link Code to put on your blog. I chose the Subscription Form Code.
    Click the drop-down and select "Blogger" to add the chicklet as a widget.
    Blogger will open in a new window. Follow the prompts there to continue to add the new widget.

    Change the position of your widget as you wish. Save it.
    You can also change the back ground of the widget to match your blog color.

    Here's my widget setting for your reference:
    <form style="BORDER-RIGHT: #0f0f0f 0px solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; BORDER-TOP: #0f0f0f 0px solid; PADDING-LEFT: 0px; BACKGROUND: #000000; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; BORDER-LEFT: #0f0f0f 0px solid; PADDING-TOP: 0px; BORDER-BOTTOM: #0f0f0f 0px solid; TEXT-ALIGN: left" onsubmit="window.open('http://www.feedburner.com', 'popupwindow', 'scrollbars=yes,width=550,height=520');return true" action="http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/emailverify" method="post" target="popupwindow">
    <span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.1em;font-size:80;" >
    Just type your email address below (no space on verification):

    <input style="WIDTH: 140px" name="email"><input type="hidden" value="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~e?ffid=" name="url"><input type="hidden" value="The Aroengbinang Project" name="title"><input type="hidden" value="en_US" name="loc">

    <input type="submit" value="Subscribe">

    Delivered by <a href="http://www.feedburner.com/" target="_blank">FeedBurner</a></span>
    </form>


  10. Click Chicklet Chooser on the lower part of the left sidebar on your Feedburner page.

  11. You can change the radio button here, or otherwise just click the drop-down and select "Blogger" to add the chicklet as a widget.
    Blogger will open in a new window. Follow the prompts there to continue to add the new widget.

    Change the widget position as you wish and save it.

    Here's my widget for your reference:
    <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheAroengbinangProject" target="_blank" rel="alternate" title="Subscribe to my feed" type="application/rss+xml"a><img alt="" style="border:0" src="http://www.feedburner.com/fb/images/pub/feed-icon32x32.png"/a></aa>
    <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheAroengbinangProject" target="_blank"><img width="88" style="border:0" alt="" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~fc/TheAroengbinangProject?bg=000000&fg=FFFFFF&anim=0" height="26"/a></a>


  12. Click Optimize tab on your Feedburner page.

  13. Click Summary Burner on the lower left of the page.

  14. Type the Maximum length of the feed. I use 300.
    Click Activate.

  15. From your Blogger Dashboard, click Settings, then click the Site Feed link under the Setting tab.

  16. Type, or copy paste, your complete FeedBurner feed address into the Post Feed Redirect URL text field, complete with the "http://" portion.
    In my case is: http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheAroengbinangProject

  17. Set the Blog Posts Feed to Full

  18. Click Save Settings
    You've done.

Let me know when you have installed the widget so that I can subscribe to your blog through Feedburner Email Subscription service.
I encourage you to subscribe to my Feedburner Email Subscription service as well.

15 comments:

  1. wah klo aku mah ...tak satronin aja atu2..sapa tau ada yg apdet ketimbang inbox email penuh sama notification hihihihi

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  2. rasanya pakai google reader lebih praktis mas

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  3. hallo mas bambang, pa kabarnya... wah kok kebetulan banget, baruuu aja kemaren aq iseng2 pasang link ini di blog-ku. Ga tau sih, bakalan berguna ga ya, hehehe...

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  4. Hi! My name is Project 71. Weird name I know, but my masters are weird too. My masters apologize for such an out-of-context comment and they know how painful such spamlike comments are. But, say masters, how else are we to present something good to the world. By that they mean me :D. Kindly see what I am about. Won't take you more than 22s to read... http://www.project71.com/readme Enjoyy!

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  5. @Tata: nyatronin satu2 asik juga koq jeng, kalau lagi ada waktu, setidaknya bisa ninggalin teriakan :D

    @heRRu: lantaran sampeyan dan Tika, saya buka Google reader; kek-nya praktis juga tuh bung. makasih info-nya, juga buat Tika. Ntar dicoba deh :D

    @nadia febina: wee, udah buat duluan ya :). kabarnya baik jeng, maren sabtu jreng2-an di MP Book Point...

    @Project 71: be my guest :)

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  6. aku sih lebih suka liat agregator di blog komunitas, btw jgn bertapa terus dong, main2 ke blog aku!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. mmm nice stuff, I've tried anyway
    So I'll subsrcibe to yours as a reward coz I haven't visited this site for long time..
    Keep blogging!!

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  8. I second Herru that Google Reader is a good alternative to keeping up with posts from other fellow bloggers.

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  9. hehe, thank you ya udah digedorin saban bulan. hopefully catching up with fellow bloggers would be a more enjoyable experience with the email feeds. Take care :))

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  10. aku gak negrti maksudnya pak *gaptek.com*
    aku mah mpe sekarang selalu kunjungi satu2 .... kalo apdet sukur... gak apdet yah tinggalin pesen di SB aja

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  11. Memang benar..content and community is the king..buktinya?
    Status bung saat ini 128 reader!
    dah punya basis massa nih..sukses ya bung!

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  12. iya om, setuju ma mba tata ajah, kalo pas senggang satroni satu-satu ajah...kalo ga yah kapan-kapan lah..walah

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  13. udah subscribe blogku belum mas? hehehe.....udah lama gak ke tempatku ya???????

    aku pake google reader, live bookmark juga, tp tetep aja mesti ngunjungin lagi satu2 krn selalu komen dan ngeliat lagi replynya...iseng banget ya?

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  14. emang enak sih kalo ada ini, blogwalking jadi lebih effektif dan gak banyak waktu terbuang, apalagi buat orang sibuk, tapi langkah2 applynya koq banyak banget sih, capek deh

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  15. sesy: aku blum jelas bener kerjanya agregator nduk, seperti pengumpul gitu? iya, iya, agak jarang bw nih, mohon maaf utkmu dan semua sobat...

    @Ady: thanks bung Ady for subsrcibing, will return the favor and the visit for sure :)

    bleu: Google reading seems practical, haven't started using it though :), thank bleu.

    @mukuge: setidaknya gak ketinggalan postingan dan terus menyegarkan ingatan tentang fellow bloggers... all the best nduk.

    @ichaAwe: jalan2 dan ninggalin jejak sebenarnya yang paling efektif untuk menjalin silaturahmi dan menjaga traffic jeng...

    @Dito: ikutan di suatu komunitas memang bisa membantgu meningkatkan traffic bung; perlu diketahui bahwa jarang sekali blogger secara sukarela subscribe ke reader; jadi perlu sedikit usaha...

    @dew_gf: setuju juga sih nduk....:), berkunjung memang lebih afdol.

    @endang: udah silaturahmi lho jeng, meski baru sebentar :), ntar disambangi lagi :)

    @awi: maaf2 kalau ribet langkah2nya jeng, terlalu detail ya :), salam....

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