I didn’t know if I wanted to take a whole blog entry to address this but in the end, I decided I really wanted to because I didn’t want ANYONE to miss this post.
I’ve told you all in previous posts that I’ve been plagued with lots of emails. I love hearing from you so please don’t think you can’t email me. What is hardest for me though, is the many emails on the same topic…and that topic is Blog Lovin. So many of you write to me and complain about Bloglovin’.
The hardest notes to read are the “where are you?” or the “Are you okay, I haven’t seen a blog post from you for days?”.
I’m here. I’ve always been here. I’ll always be here… Seriously, if you go through the blog and look over the past 365 days, I’ve likely had 360 blog posts. My track record is REALLY good. I’m likely one of the most predictable blogs to read. I have a new post that publishes each morning between midnight and 1 am central time. I have another post that publishes between 5 and 6 pm central time each day. Even in June of 2019 when my husband died, I still only missed a couple of blog posts… If I can blog through that, I can blog through most anything.
I work super hard for the posts to be consistent and to give you a variety of content. You likely have noticed that specific posts happen on specific days. For example, Monday mornings are for what I’ve been sewing…Friday mornings for what I’ve been stitching…Thursday evenings are book reviews and so on.
The people who are “looking” for me and can’t find me are reading the blog via Blog Lovin’.
The problem is not me…it’s not the blog…It is completely the problem of Blog Lovin’ or the subscription program you are reading the blog from. I have ZERO control over that program.
From my experience listening to the complaints of all of you who use the program, this is a terrible program. It is full of glitches and isn’t fixed and updated regularly.
As you all know, your phones, Ipads, and computers update regularly. In these updates, Bloglovin’ gets lost or loses blogs that you once subscribed to. There is no rhyme or reason for it…they just get lost.
Over the past week or two, the comments like these from Ginny and Pat have quadrupled…
“…I realized today that I hadn’t received any new posts from you in a few days. I came onto your site and signed up again, so I hope that resolves my issue. Have you heard about anyone experiencing this?”
“I used to get your blog posts every day by email but they stopped a few weeks ago. I would like to be back on your mailing list. Thank you!!!”
People…I can’t control it. Trust me. If I could. I would make this super easy for you.
I lamented to my daughter Kayla about this. She said that she would do some checking to see how best to help readers so this wouldn’t happen.
We looked into producing our own newsletter through Mail Chimp. With the number of people I have reading the blog and considering we thought to send a letter daily, that was going to be more expensive than I wanted to afford. They wanted to charge big business prices and I’m just a little blog.
She ended up looking more extensively into the options that Jet Pack offers via WordPress and she came up with a better solution.
“The best way to be sure you don’t miss a post is to subscribe to the blog by email. There is a box in the sidebar right under my picture or there is a checkbox when you leave a comment.
If you have tried this before and it hasn’t worked, be sure to check your email and your spam folder. You have to confirm your subscription. Once you do, you can choose if you want an email whenever there is a new post, once a day, or once a week. Every time you get an email from the blog you can manage your subscription options to get more or fewer messages.
Blog posts auto-post to Jo’s Country Junction Facebook page, but Facebook does a lot to manipulate what you see or not. If you want to see more Jo’s Country Junction posts on your Facebook page, it’s important for you to like or comment on those posts regularly.
So, in the end, email is really the best way to never miss anything. ”
So…to sign up to get blog posts in your email through a program that isn’t unpredictable like Bloglovin’, this is what you need to do.
Go to the blog. Look at the right-hand column. See the picture of me and Rosie? Below that is the search bar that allows you to search the blog for anything you want to revisit.
Just below that, you will see the words “Subscribe via Email”. Then it says, “Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.” All you need to do is enter your email into that box and emails will start coming to you.
Easy peasy…no Blog Lovin’ and a program that works. No big business costs to me to send a newsletter. So…it’s a win for us all.
PLEASE-PLEASE-PLEASE, sign up, and get the blog through email using this program.
I know new things are hard. I know we like things the way we’ve always had them, but if you want to get the blog regularly via your email, this is the very best option out there that I can afford and you can benefit from.