Using Feedburner technology, this new gadget offers a one-click solution for adding an email subscription form to our Blogger-powered blogs. We don't even need to sign up with Feedburner or visit the Feedburner dashboard to configure this for use in our sites!
To begin using this new gadget, go to Design>Page Elements in your Blogger dashboard and click "Add a Gadget" in the section where you'd like the email form to appear.
In the following menu, select "Follow by Email" from the list of default gadgets which will bring up a pop-up box like this:
We can change the name of the feed URL in order to:
- Create a new Feedburner account using an alternative feed name to the one suggested
- Use the name of an existing Feedburner feed if you have already set up Feedburner for your site
This appearance should blend with your existing colour scheme and other gadgets in our blog in the same manner as other Basic gadgets.
What do you think of the Follow by Email Gadget?Will you be using this new gadget to encourage readers to subscribe by email? Do you prefer this to Feedburner's original email subscription widgets?
Please feel free to leave your comments and opinions below.