TITLE: RSS > Email
AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford
DATE: September 22, 2016 3:03 PM
Newsletters delivered by email seem all the rage these
days. I subscribe to only two or three. Every once
in a while, the bulk mailer used by these folks gets
blacklisted by some spam filtering service used by our
mail server, the mail server respects the blacklist,
and I don't receive my newsletter. We've whitelisted
the senders of two particular newsletters, but even so
I occasionally don't receive the message.
This is one reason I still love RSS. My newsreader is
in control of the exchange. Once authors post their
articles and updates their feeds, my newsreader can see
them. I hit refresh, and the articles appear. RSS is
not perfect; occasionally a blog updates its feed and I
see a bunch of old articles in my reader. But I've been
following some bloggers for well over a decade, and it
has served us all well.
Do not expect me to hit you up for your email address
anytime soon. I understand some of the reasons for
going the newsletter route, but I think I'll keep
publishing on my blog with a newsfeed for a while. That
said, I love to hear from readers.
Send me email
any time, or tweet me at @wallingf.