If you have an RSS or email subscription to my blog, PLEASE read this post!

If you are an RSS or email subscriber, please read this post so you can continue to receive blog updates without any interruption. This will be my LAST post via the current service I’m using.

I want to thank my hundreds of loyal subscribers and apologize for this inconvenience.

I’ve been using Google Feedburner for email subscriptions and RSS feed subscriptions. They are going to discontinue their service at some point so I’m switching over to WordPress subscription tools. If you’d like to stay subscribed to my blog, please re-subscribe. I don’t want to lose any of you! If you are not a subscriber, you might consider doing so if you don’t want to miss any new posts.  There are several ways to do this.

1. Sign up for email updates

On the right hand side of my blog there is a form where you can fill in your email address and push a subscribe button. You will get a confirmation email that looks like this: email subscription

Once you’ve confirmed that you’d like to follow my blog, you should be emailed updates every time I make a blog post. You can easily unsubscribe at anytime by a simple click on an unsubscribe link that appears at the bottom of every email. Even if you are a current email subscriber, you must re-subscribe with this new service in order to continue to get email updates.

2. Subscribe to my RSS feed

If you subscribe via RSS (or would like to) please RE-SUBSCRIBE by clicking on the blue RSS- Posts link on the righthand side of my blog’s sidebar. Use your favorite RSS feed reader for the subscription. Please note that if you use Google Reader, it’s going away soon! Switch your RSS subscriptions to something else before they are lost! I’ve listed a couple options below:

Subscribe to my RSS feed using bloglovin’

Create a free account at bloglovin’. If you are a Google Reader user, you can import all your current blogs with just one click.  Once you’ve activated your bloglovin’ account, look for the “search for blogs” search box at the top of the page and enter in guesthollow.

Subscribe to my RSS feed using feedly

Another RSS option is to use feedly. It’s free and has Kindle, iOS and Android apps.

  • If you are a Firefox user, you can get the free plugin here. Once you’ve installed the plugin you will have to restart your browser. Go to feedly.com and click login. Feedly will attempt to connect to your Google account. Click the blue “Allow access” button. Feedly will then sync with Google and add in all your Google Feedburner RSS feeds.
  • If you are a Google Chrome user, add feedly to your browser for free via the Chrome web store. The icon for feedly will appear in your new tab page.

 If you are already subscribed to my blog via Google Reader, you don’t have to do anything else. If you aren’t you can do the following to add my blog to your feeds:

Once you are logged in to feedly, click on the little gray 3 lines on the upper left side.

A drop down rectangle will appear on the right. Click on add content. A green search box will appear that looks like this:

Type in Guesthollow and then choose the bottom option that says Guesthollow’s Blog (gee, not many subscribers yet, since I’ve been using Feedburner instead of my regular WordPress feed).

I personally think bloglovin’ is the easiest RSS feed service to sign up for if you don’t already have a Google account or don’t use Firefox or Chrome. However, feedly is the nicest looking RSS feed format that reminds me of a magazine and is easy to work with. I use feedly on a day to day basis because I like how pretty and SUPER organized it is. It’s the best RSS feed reader I’ve ever come across. Either of the above will work though, as well as a myriad of other free RSS feed services.

Thanks again to all my loyal readers and again, I apologize for the hassle!