There are different ways to follow this blog, most browse the website but some use the RSS feed and this is an admin message for anyone who is reading this by email subscription.
The feed is provided by Feedburner, a company Google bought and they’re switching off the email subscription feature soon. But the feed is changing to a new provider so you shouldn’t have to do anything.
The email’s never been something pushed here in part because the formatting was clunky, Feedburner didn’t blend text and images very well. But if you’re reading this by email now you might get overlapping emails for a day or two as the new service replaces the old one and the messages might look different.
The new service is with follow.it and as well as the basic email service they offer more, including the ability to customise the feed you get and more, they seem to be working on a service to deliver to more than email, there’s Telegram already but WhatsApp, Chrome, Facebook Messenger are coming apparently.
But the blog website itself is still the best place to visit. Blogging is a bit old, the word even sounds retro, a relic from the past like a Powertap hub or a Jens Voigt attack. But it still works, it’s a more open format than the current fashion for subscribing to emails on substack, which feels one-way with messages pushed out at the sender’s time of choice. Here habitual readers can browse when they want rather, engage in comments and share information; new readers might land following a Google search for the Rodania sound, the Colle Fauniera or Ineos’s budget or any other random subject.