What’s the difference between the Newsletter and the Blog Feed?

By jschlosser • October 13th, 2008

I’d like to welcome the several new subscribers to our monthly newsletter and several new subscribers via RSS feed.

I received an email last month from a subscriber that may have been confused between these two forms of communication. Perhaps blogs and feeds are new to you. Allow me to introduce the differences:

Newsletter:

Our newsletter is a monthly feature, typically near the end of the month. It usually offers a summary of popular posts, special downloads, and practical tips only for subscribers.

When you first sign up for our newsletter, you’ll get a series of emails about our website, with links to some popular articles in the past. After that series finishes, you’ll get a monthly newsletter and the occasional announcement from me.

Free bonus: When you sign up for our Newsletter, you receive FREE bonus downloads from the website.

Feeds:

Two ways to get your RSS Feed

The RSS Feed is a publishing tool that will automatically send you new articles that are posted here at Excellent Marketing Group.

RSS Feed by Reader

Many people use feed readers such as bloglines or google feedfetcher (nearly 50% of my feed subscribers use these two readers).

A feed reader collects all your feeds, highlights the new articles and allows you to follow all your favorite blogs, news, gossip. I use Bloglines.com for mine.

RSS Feed by Email

Others choose to receive the RSS Feed by email. Whenever a new article is published, it is automatically emailed to you.

Thus, if you get the monthly newsletter, and subscribe to the RSS Feed by email, you will get lots of email from me, based on how many articles are published. If I start going to multiple articles a day, your email volume will increase.

Want to change how you get your RSS Feed? Simply visit the RSS Feed Subscription page.

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