Saying goodbye to Feedburner + blogging for 31 days in October

Bye bye, Feedburner!

I have stopped using Feedburner for my RSS feed and email subscriptions.

If you’re subscribed to this blog via email, you don’t have to do anything from your end! You will simply notice a change in how new posts are being delivered to your inbox and in the appearance of the emails themselves. I am now using Mailchimp’s RSS-to-email service and it’s configured to look for new posts thrice a week and will send email updates ONLY when there are new posts.

If you haven’t subscribed to email updates, you can do so via this link or the form on my sidebar.

If you’re subscribed via RSS feed, you will have to update the feed url for this blog to:

Anyway, that’s it. I’ve been thinking about leaving Feedburner ever since they said it was going away, plus I really hated how the emails look. With Mailchimp, the emails are easier on the eyes, format-wise. At least I have more control over delivery and the email format. I’m trying to make some changes to the blog and leaving Feedburner is only one of them. Will have more updates soon!

31 Days

I just signed up for 31 Days, a writing challenge held every October. I can’t remember how I stumbled on this challenge but I signed up without really thinking about it. At first I thought there’d be prompts or something but apparently it’s a choose-your-own topic thing. The challenge is to write something about one topic every day in October. You pick a category like Simplicity and Organizing, Family Life, Writing and Blogging, Fashion and Beauty, Arts, etc., and then think about a topic to write or blog about everyday for the entire month.

Thinking about it now, I’m a little worried because I’ve no idea what I want or can write about every single day for 31 days. Holy crap!

Anyway, I think it’s an awesome challenge and I KNOW I’m due for a new personal challenge. I just have to figure out what topic I want to focus on.

The challenge really is for everyone – bloggers, writers, readers. Bloggers and writers get to “go deeper on one topic” while readers get a whole bunch of topics to read about and new bloggers to discover. Seriously, the sign up rate of 31 Days is pretty wild.

Curious? Or thinking about getting in on this challenge? Check it out right now!

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