In case you hadn’t noticed, blogging, both publishing and perusing, has transformed dramatically over the years. Since I first started hand-coding 10,000 Birds using Microsoft Frontpage in 2003, we’ve seen all manner of technology (e.g., rss) and trends (e.g., blog carnivals) come and go. 10,000 Birds has ridden the waves of blog proliferation, consolidation, and gradual decimation by social media, but we’re still going strong. What hasn’t changed is our collective commitment to delivering the best of birding, nature, conservation, and commentary on a daily basis.
What has changed, though, is how readers connect with our plethora of posts. Many of us have neglected or outright abandoned our feed readers. Others got used to catching up with new content on social media, but didn’t notice when our Facebook masters throttled the reach of each individual posting. In the end, the only ways to be certain you’ll stay current with your favorite blogs in this day and age are to either visit the blog daily or subscribe to an email newsletter.
Obviously, we’d love for you to visit 10,000 Birds each and every day. This is where the action is, with active comment threads, deep archives, and our distinctive dark theme designed to highlight gorgeous photos. But who has time to visit a blog every day, right?
You probably check your email every day, though, perhaps even hundreds of times a day! Subscribe to our email newsletter and you’ll receive the full content of the previous days posts at 8am EST every single day for free. All you need to do is enter your email address right here:
Of course we won’t be selling your email information or anything like that. However, we will make sure you’re informed immediately about any special events, giveaways, discounts, or the like. More important, you’ll be getting your daily dose of bird blogging in the most convenient manner possible. Just be sure to keep visiting the blog itself, along with our vibrant Facebook page.
WHAT ABOUT THE EXISTING EMAIL NEWSLETTER?
Hundreds of readers already receive a daily 10,000 Birds content email. However, that email is delivered through Feedburner, which is no longer actively supported by Google. This means the mounting flaws in the messages, such as the inability to identify post authors, cannot be fixed. Thus, we will be discontinuing the Feedburner emails over the next week. If you currently subscribe to that email, do nothing. We will export your subscription status to our new email server.
WHAT ABOUT THE RSS FEED?
Don’t worry, we’re not eliminating that at all. Continue to enjoy reading the 10,000 Birds feed wherever and however you like!