Hello everyone, and happy Thursday!
Every month I get many emails from people commenting on how they receive my blog posts via email a day late, especially after the Blog Hop and Release Night festivities. I thought I would do a quick little blog post regarding this inquiry so it will hopefully inform everyone about how the subscription service works.
FeedBurner is a separate third party that I have linked my blog through to send email updates to folks who have registered in the sidebar for this service. FeedBurner only sends out updates once a day, usually around 11:00pm EST.
So if I post the Blog Hop at 10am on the 25th of the month, as I am scheduled to do, FeedBurner does not email that update out until that night during their once-daily rotation, with most people receiving the email on the morning of the 26th...
Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do to control this feature of their system, but I am actively shopping around to see if I can work with a different subscription service that might possibly send out updates on a real-time basis.
In the meantime, Google Reader is a fantastic resource for those who would like real-time updates. You can read all about this service and how to get started using it HERE.
Or, you can permanently mark your calendars for our monthly events. The dates have been the same every month for 4 years, and they won't be changing anytime soon, which makes them super easy to remember. Here is a run down of some monthly dates to remember!
- 1st: Senior Design Team Challenge
- 5th-9th: Sneak Peeks
- 10th-14th: Countdown & Release Festivities
- 15th: The Morning After Summary
- 25th: Blog Hop
As another note, the Blog Hop theme is announced every month on our homepage on release night (the night of the 14th), that way you have a full 10 days to prepare for the challenge and play along!
Thank you SO much for all of your enthusiasm for all of our monthly events and we hope to see many of you participate in something in the near future!