Two more days to submit, and a new email subscription method

Wow, did this month go by quickly! Well, of course it is the shortest month — that doesn’t help. But if you (like me) haven’t gotten around to blogging anything about trees yet, you have just two more days to do so: the deadline for submissions to the next Festival of the Trees is Friday, February 26. Remember, the 45th edition will be hosted by the superb ecology blog The Voltage Gate, so don’t miss out! Jeremy’s email is thevoltagegate[at]gmail[dot]com. See our announcement post for additional details.

By the way, you can keep ahead of all nature blog carnival deadlines by following the blog of the Nature Blog Network (which y’all should be doing in any case).

And speaking of following, we have just added a new way to subscribe to this blog by email: see the form in the left sidebar, right under the “About” paragraph. If you already have an email subscription via Feedblitz, which we’ve touted up until now, don’t worry — that will continue to work just fine. WordPress.com, our host here, just added this native subscribe-by-email feature a couple months ago, and we’ve been watching and monitoring it. They seem to have most of the bugs worked out now, so we went ahead and added the widget. It has several advantages over Feedblitz (or Feedburner, which also allows free email subscriptions):

  1. It’s faster. New posts can show up in your email inbox in minutes.
  2. There’s no advertising at the bottom of the email.
  3. It’s easier to subscribe via a form right in the sidebar (or for logged-in WordPress.com users, a single click), and it’s easier to unsubscribe via a link at the bottom of every emailing.

WordPress.com-delivered emails will have Festival of the Trees as the sender, and the subject line will read “[New post] Title of post.” If you have a strong anti-spam filter, make sure to put no-reply@wordpress.com in your approved senders list.

About Dave Bonta

I'm the author of several small, odd books, including Breakdown: Banjo Poems, Words on the Street: An Inaction Comic, and Odes to Tools, but my real work is at my literary blog Via Negativa. I'm the editor and publisher of Moving Poems, a webzine showcasing videopoetry and poetry film. And I've been a dedicated if somewhat unorthodox homebrewer for more than 20 years.

Posted on February 24, 2010, in Announcements. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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