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For a while I have been emailing people who unsubscribe from the daily emails asking them for feedback. Other than “I just wanted your free ebook” or the standard “you suck”, most people were telling me they liked the articles but every day was too much. Hopefully this weekly digest should help with that.

While I do have an AWeber account, and FeedBurner is great, I decided to go with FeedBlitz to allow this additional weekly option in a completely automated way.

How many people will take up the weekly versus daily? Who knows, but judging from the emails I have had back it might be worth offering your readers too …

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  1. Nope, I don’t need it because I read it everyday πŸ˜€ But I foresee some lack of online time during the Chinese New Year holidays! I wonder how many unread items I would have accumulated at the end of 10 days? πŸ˜€

  2. Nope, I don’t need it because I read it everyday πŸ˜€ But I foresee some lack of online time during the Chinese New Year holidays! I wonder how many unread items I would have accumulated at the end of 10 days? πŸ˜€

  3. That is Feb 7th-10th isn’t it? (my international date planner comes in handy)

  4. That is Feb 7th-10th isn’t it? (my international date planner comes in handy)

  5. The bottom of your feed’s getting a bit ugly btw, though not the end of the world I guess..

  6. The bottom of your feed’s getting a bit ugly btw, though not the end of the world I guess..

  7. I also had some unsubscribes on my blog and the reason given was “too frequent updates.” (I had tried to set it for weekly, but it un-set itself.) I got it switched to weekly, and no complaints.

    I also use Feedblitz.

    Elaine

  8. I also had some unsubscribes on my blog and the reason given was “too frequent updates.” (I had tried to set it for weekly, but it un-set itself.) I got it switched to weekly, and no complaints.

    I also use Feedblitz.

    Elaine

  9. Chinese New Year runs for 15 days, but the official public holidays are on Feb 7th and 8th. But a lot of us (Chinese or not) will take a couple of days off before and after πŸ˜€

  10. Chinese New Year runs for 15 days, but the official public holidays are on Feb 7th and 8th. But a lot of us (Chinese or not) will take a couple of days off before and after πŸ˜€

  11. How automated is the aweber account? Is it fully automated or do you have to do the newsletter yourself?

  12. How automated is the aweber account? Is it fully automated or do you have to do the newsletter yourself?

  13. Great idea. I was thinking of doing the same. I know that daily digests can sometimes be annoying and I end up deleting before reading, so the weekly option sounds better.

  14. Great idea. I was thinking of doing the same. I know that daily digests can sometimes be annoying and I end up deleting before reading, so the weekly option sounds better.

  15. @Adam – Yeah I keep tweaking but haven’t got that designers touch

    @Elaine – Glad to hear it!

    @pelf – Sounds like a long party πŸ™‚

    @Jack – I haven’t tried it, I assumed you had to still send it out yourself if pulling in RSS but I know a few people do use it over feedburner so maybe not?

    @BarkingDogShoes – I prefer daily myself but then the majority of blogs I view less frequently using feeds, this gives the convenience of email with the batch properties of feeds πŸ™‚

  16. @Adam – Yeah I keep tweaking but haven’t got that designers touch

    @Elaine – Glad to hear it!

    @pelf – Sounds like a long party πŸ™‚

    @Jack – I haven’t tried it, I assumed you had to still send it out yourself if pulling in RSS but I know a few people do use it over feedburner so maybe not?

    @BarkingDogShoes – I prefer daily myself but then the majority of blogs I view less frequently using feeds, this gives the convenience of email with the batch properties of feeds πŸ™‚

  17. It has been a while since I have had a moment to read let alone interact. I enjoy a daily article from you, although I get two from you daily. I think I subscribed twice a few months ago. Cant wait to see what you have to say tomorrow.

  18. It has been a while since I have had a moment to read let alone interact. I enjoy a daily article from you, although I get two from you daily. I think I subscribed twice a few months ago. Cant wait to see what you have to say tomorrow.

  19. I too feel the same way for the email subscriptions I’ve taken. For example, TechCrunch gets updated every half an hour. And so I have a daily mail which contains about 20 posts. It’s just too much.

    So I see that you are offering daily and weekly feeds through different services. Isn’t there any way by which you can offer both of them through Feedburner, without having to use another service like Feedblitz?

  20. I too feel the same way for the email subscriptions I’ve taken. For example, TechCrunch gets updated every half an hour. And so I have a daily mail which contains about 20 posts. It’s just too much.

    So I see that you are offering daily and weekly feeds through different services. Isn’t there any way by which you can offer both of them through Feedburner, without having to use another service like Feedblitz?

  21. Chris/Jack,

    Our Blog Broadcast feature allows you to send out your blog newsletter automatically, though you do also have the option to have it sent manually if you’d like to moderate the sending / add or remove content, etc.

    We also recently released new digest options for scheduling, so that you can send it weekly, on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, and so on (there are lots of combinations):

    http://www.aweber.com/blog/new-features/blog-broadcast-new-scheduling-options.ht

    Chris,

    On a related note, we also have a feature on the horizon (still working out some minor kinks) that would aggregate blog newsletter subscribers with the “x readers” Feedburner chicklet you have published within the “Subscribe” section of your page.

    While I’m not subscribed to your blog newsletter (I get your feed through Google Reader), I’d be interested to see what type of results/reaction you get as this switch settles in a bit.

    Based on a conversation I was having here with a colleague, I also wonder about any potential benefit we’d find in providing subscribers with an option to choose how frequently they receive updates with they sign up.

  22. Chris/Jack,

    Our Blog Broadcast feature allows you to send out your blog newsletter automatically, though you do also have the option to have it sent manually if you’d like to moderate the sending / add or remove content, etc.

    We also recently released new digest options for scheduling, so that you can send it weekly, on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, and so on (there are lots of combinations):

    http://www.aweber.com/blog/new-features/blog-broadcast-new-scheduling-options.ht

    Chris,

    On a related note, we also have a feature on the horizon (still working out some minor kinks) that would aggregate blog newsletter subscribers with the “x readers” Feedburner chicklet you have published within the “Subscribe” section of your page.

    While I’m not subscribed to your blog newsletter (I get your feed through Google Reader), I’d be interested to see what type of results/reaction you get as this switch settles in a bit.

    Based on a conversation I was having here with a colleague, I also wonder about any potential benefit we’d find in providing subscribers with an option to choose how frequently they receive updates with they sign up.