It was only a few months ago that I really looked into using Feedburner.  Not that our blogs don’t already offer RSS feeds.  In fact, I have even written code for some sites that creates customised RSS.

But somehow Feedburner adds an extra dimension to those feeds.  Not only does it optimise them for different readers, but it allows readers to subscribe to the blogs to receive new articles by e-mail.  I even started using that function to make backup copies of the posts!

It also allows me to monetize the feed by adding small AdSense ads into it and a more recent addition even allows me to automatically send details of new posts to Twitter.

So after trying Feedburner out, I decided it definitely needs to be added to all of our blogs.  No easy task as it is not a simple case of a plug-in, but also setting up each feed and the associated options in the Feedburner administration.

For example, I want to send e-mail updates from a dedicated e-mail address on each feed, but Feedburner defaults to my Googlemail address, so I have to change that each time I setup a new feed.

I’ve made a start on the process with this blog, so please help my be clicking on THIS LINK and either subscribing with your RSS reader or by e-mail.

I have also added Feedburner to my wife’s AllThingsBritish.net blog and the Computius project was already added last year.

The next step will be to add the rest…


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About Graham

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Germany as a placement student in 1993, returning in 1995 to live there permanently. He has been writing for AllThingsGerman.net since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche and other publications he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.


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