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Thu, 01 Dec 2005 22:40:17 GMT
Remember R-mail

Pick a random blog and odds are that blog doesn't provide a facility to subscribe to its RSS feed via email. I find that quite strange. Why would you not provide an R-mail widget on your blog? Some of the blogs I host have a significant numbers of their subscribers from R-mail and one has more than 50% of their subscribers (46 of 79) from email services. In fact, two blogs (that I don't host) have over 100 R-mail subscribers. Honestly, if you don't provide your readers with an RSS-2-email solution, then you are not really trying to maximize your subscribers. The best part is that adding an R-mail widget to your blog is trivial.

R-mail powered

Simply place the following HTML code on your blog. You can see a sample floating on the right.

<form action='' method='post'><div>
<script type="text/javascript">
    var rmail_rss = "";
    document.write("<input type='hidden' name='rss' value='" + rmail_rss + "' />");
Email:<input type='text' name='mailto' value='' /></div>
<div><input type='submit' value='Subscribe' /></div> 
<div style='font-size:xx-small;'>
<a href=''>R-mail powered</a></div></form>

And don't forget to replace the RSS feed URL in the first line of the <script>, third line of the HTML with your own RSS feed URL.  Also, feel free to modify the HTML, add styles, etc.

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