As you know, the Dividend Ninja blog posts get delivered to your RSS reader or to your email inbox. This is done via Google’s FeedBurner service. What you may not know, is that the days may be numbered for FeedBurner.
Considering the likely demise of FeedBurner, I am moving the Dividend Ninja Blog Posts (RSS Feed) to AWeber. September 15th, 2013 is moving day! I’m asking all my loyal FeedBurner readers to come and join me at my new home on AWeber.
What’s Up with FeedBurner?
Back on July 1st, 2013 (Happy Canada Day) Google shelved its much beloved Feed Reader. Before that they abandoned their AdSense for Feeds program – which nobody liked anyway. In both cases the warning signs were on the wall months before the services were shelved. These signs ranged from a general lack of interest in their own products, to broken and unsupported APIs. Google also abandoned or minimally updated the corresponding social media accounts. Although it has not been officially announced, the same appears destined for FeedBurner. The API for FeedBurner subscriber counts is now broken and unsupported, and the FeedBurner twitter account is virtually dead.
Many of us in the blogging and web industry, believe it’s only a matter of time before Google also axes and shelves the FeedBurner service. This is a BIG issue among bloggers, since most of us use the service to deliver our blog posts to you – our readers. In many cases, bloggers have thousands of loyal subscribers on FeedBurner that took years to build up – that’s a big deal. If Google did can FeedBurner, they would likely give plenty of notice. However, bloggers who don’t use Google Blogger®, should become aware of their options for a FeedBurner replacement.
Signup Before Moving Day!
Many of you are already familiar with AWeber, since you receive the Dividend Ninja Newsletter through this service. Now you will be using the same service to get the RSS Feed (Blog Posts). Even if you subscribe to the newsletter, you’ll still need to signup (see Q&A below).
I’ll deactivate the FeedBurner service around September 15th, 2013. If you haven’t signed up by then, you will no longer receive the Dividend Ninja blog posts in your inbox.
Questions and Answers
Q. I’m already signed up for the Dividend Ninja Newsletter. You’re asking me to sign up twice?
A. YES you need to subscribe to the Dividend Ninja Blog Posts separately from the Dividend Ninja Newsletter. These are two separate lists.
It’s only fair you receive emails you actually signed up to receive. This is called a double opt-in policy. It would be poor email marketing practice, and against AWeber and CAN SPAM policies, for me to subscribe you without your permission. Therefore you need to sign up even if you are on the Newsletter.
Q. Are you just going to add me onto your list, and then spam me with special offers?
A. Would the Ninja do that? Definitely not. When you subscribe to the Dividend Ninja blog posts, you will only receive the blog posts when they are published – nothing else. You can also unsubscribe at any time you wish.
Q. How often will I receive emails?
A. You’ll receive the Dividend Ninja blog posts only when they are published. No new content, no email for you.
Q. When will you flip the switch?
A. September 15th, 2013 is the target date. If you subscribed with FeedBurner and didn’t signup with AWeber by that time, you will no longer receive the Dividend Ninja blogs posts in your inbox.
Don’t miss out!
Signup for the Blog Posts (RRS Feed) and get on board! 🙂