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.
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