In the next little while, you might notice some odd things on the site. And Brad, before you get any ideas, I’m not talking about me or Carin. No, not Matt either, stop that! We’re just trying out some small changes and looking at adding a new feature. Yes, I said new feature.
We know that a lot of people have no idea what an RSS feed is, nor do they have the first clue about how to use one. We also know that a lot of people don’t really care what an RSS feed is and don’t want to know how to use one. So Carin and I did a little thinking [strange I know] and we decided that we’re going to test out a system that will allow you to get your syndicated blog goodness via good old-fashioned email. I’m not sure when it will be ready to go, but when it is, you’ll all be welcomed to help us test it out. Actually, here’s where I almost start begging. Please help us test it out. The more feedback we can get the better. Don’t worry, you won’t be flooded with a bunch of messages you don’t want. If all goes according to plan you’ll only get 1 email each day that has summaries of and links to the previous day’s posts in it. In other words, if we post a bunch of stuff, you’ll get 1 big email. If we decide to be lazy and not post anything for a day or 2, you’ll get nothing and you’ll enjoy it. If this thing works out, it’ll be perfect for everyone who’s ever said to themselves “I haven’t been there in a long time, I’ve got a lot of catching up to do.” You’ll have access to everything you haven’t seen starting from the time you sign up, even if it’s not on the main page of the site anymore. You’ll only be limited by your inbox storage quota.
As for the other little changes I talked about earlier, you probably won’t even notice them. That said, if you do notice them and not in a good way, please email either me or Carin and we’ll do our best to take care of any problems.
Thanks in advance to anybody who helps us out. And by the way, if you’ve ever wondered why Smokey the Bear’s wife never got pregnant, it’s because every time she would get even a little hot, he’d throw dirt on her and beat her with a shovel.