FeedBurner, a service that, up until this month, managed a portion of my email subscriptions, sent a notification stating that it will no longer handle email subscriptions as part of its services. In the recent email they sent, the FeedBurner folks said things like, “we recommend downloading your email subscribers so that you can migrate to a new email subscription service.” Sounds easy enough—unless you are cognizant of your ignorance in the field of tech migration.
To be completely honest, the technical aspect of blogging is a little out of my wheelhouse. Nope. That wasn’t completely honest. If I’m being completely honest, it’s a lot out of my wheelhouse. I will admit that I’m not at all good at migrating bloggy things. Remember, back a couple years ago, when I migrated my blog to a more affordable web host? (If you don’t remember, you can read about it here.) I made a mess. I lost about sixty posts. No, I think it was seventy. I don’t know. A lot. I lost my whole blog.
I think because FeedBurner operates outside the blog’s web host, I didn’t lose my email subscriptions. And my new blog has its own email subscription link, so I ended up with two subscription lists, but it’s worked fine because both lists did what they were supposed to do. Until now.
I can’t blame my migration ineptitude on Ken’s absence either; I lost my blog while he was here. I might be a tiny bit stubborn, and I might have a tiny problem asking for help. He probably would have known how to migrate a blog, or he would have been patient enough to figure it out, but I didn’t give him an opportunity to help me. And I ended up sad and frustrated.
Anyway, I am sitting here faced with the task of migrating some of my email subscriptions, and I’m worried it won’t go well. I’ve done a couple quick Google searches, but haven’t found the easy foolproof recipe for successful migration. So, I’m going to ask for your help. If you’re reading this post and you had subscribed to my blog back before it got lost, would you please resubscribe (migrate yourself) to this new one? (That is, if you’d like to stay subscribed, and I’d love it if you’d stay subscribed.)
Okay, that was uncomfortable—totally out of my comfort zone.
I want you to know that I appreciate you and appreciate the fact that you take time out of your day to read my ramblings—time is precious—and it means a lot to me that you want to be part of my journey through life. Thank you.
(If you choose to migrate yourself over here, there’s link right down below. Again, thank you!)