Hey everyone! So, there have been some changes that I want to tell you about so that you can be really sure that you’ll still receive my posts from here on out. I mean…if you want to, that is.
1. Facebook stinks!
The first major change happened on Facebook on April 1st. And sadly, it wasn’t an April Fool’s joke, either.
As of April 1st, Facebook is now only showing my posts to a very tiny percent (as in, about 2 to 4 percent) of the people who have liked my page. That’s right. Even though you “liked” my page, indicating that you want to be kept informed about what’s going on, Facebook has decided that you don’t really need to see it.
Actually, what they’ve decided is that they would like for me and other page owners to pay them money in order for the people who have liked our pages to actually see our posts. In order for me to continue reaching the same number of people I was reaching before April 1st, I would have to pay Facebook $200 per post.
Ummm…I won’t be paying that.
So that means that if you rely on your Facebook news feed to show you my posts, chances are that you’ll miss them now. Boo, Facebook!
2. Feedburner stinks!
For years now, I’ve used Feedburner to deliver my posts by email. That means that if you’ve subscribed to my blog and have been receiving email notifications when I publish a new post each day, you’ve subscribed via Feedburner. (If you look at the bottom right of the email, it should say something like “Email delivery powered by Google.”)
Well, I’m going to stop using Feedburner. That means if you’ve been receiving these emails, they will stop coming.
Feedburner has become incredibly unreliable. My number of subscribers varies drastically from day to day, sometimes by several thousand. That means I have no idea if everyone who has subscribed is actually getting my emails. Boo, Feedburner!
I’m switching to a new delivery system, which is actually one that I used to use, then I stopped, and now I’m bringing it back. It’s one that I have to pay for (and one which I’ll gladly pay for), which means that it’ll always be accurate, delivery will be reliable, and no one can hold my posts for a ransom (I’m talkin’ to you, Facebook!).
So I would love to invite you to sign up to receive emails on this new system.
And I’m going to try to make it worth your while. Not only will you get new posts delivered to your inbox so you won’t miss any of my room makeovers and DIY projects, but I’m also going to include:
- subscriber-only giveaways,
- exclusive behind-the-scenes videos,
- extra DIY tips, and
- perhaps even a special DIY project only for subscribers every once in a while.
All you need to do is enter your first name and email address below:
(Please note that the automated email it sends out says that the email will be weekly. It won’t. It’ll be anytime I post a new blog post, just like the current email system. I’m trying to figure out how to edit that email.)
You’ll also see a similar sign up form at the bottom of each post from here on out.
So sorry for the inconvenience! Hopefully the transition will be quick and painless.
Psst…if you’d rather read my blog in a reader, you can follow my blog with Bloglovin.