[fr] Du changement dans les abonnements par e-mail. Si vous receviez les articles de ce blog par e-mail, ça ne va pas changer, mais ça passera par MailChimp à l'avenir au lieu de Feedburner!
A few days ago Fred explained why he was moving e-mail subscriptions to his blog from Feedburner to MailChimp. To be honest, I’d been wanting to do this for a long time. I even had a draft campaign somewhere in dusty folder but I had never done anything with it, because I wasn’t really sure about the steps to take.
A friend of mine who does MailChimp stuff pointed me to this tutorial. It had a lot of details in that I didn’t need, but also many clear step-by-step instructions. I created groups so my subscribers can choose if they want to receive the newsletter, the blog posts, and/or the links posted to my delicious account. So, if you were receiving Climb to the Stars by e-mail, you will now be getting it through MailChimp, as well as the delicious links. They’ll be sent out in a separate newsletter though, to give subscribers more flexibility, so feel free to unsubscribe if you didn’t want them.
While I was at it, I also sent out a regular newsletter to my 120 or so subscribers. MailChimp must’ve improved its user experience a lot since I first tried using it, because I found the process very pleasant and easy. Who knows, it might be less than 2 years before I send out the next newsletter! Don’t hesitate to sign up for the newsletter, the blog posts, or the delicious links.
My only gripe so far is that although I have found a handy newsletter subscription widget as well as the “official” MailChimp plugin for WordPress there is no way to have a simple widget that subscribes people directly to one of the three newsletters (for example, the blog posts). People either have to use the complete form at the bottom of this page or use the simpler form on the right but then have to go and edit their subscription preferences to subscribe to the right newsletter. Wish that could be a little easier to manage — I’m sure I’m not the only blogger out there who has a newsletter and blog subscriptions and wants to keep people in the same list.