19 April 2009

512 By Mail

If you're reading 512 Words or Fewer via RSS feed, you've probably noticed that I recently switched to syndicating short (truncated) versions of each post. This is because there's a 500-item/512KB restriction on the size of the XML file for the feed, and I want to preserve as many audio posts as possible for new subscribers to the podcast.

To balance this slight inconvenience, I've also set up not one, but two ways for you to get 512 Words or Fewer by email!
  • Look for the 512 By Mail box in the sidebar to the right.
  • Choose your delivery option (Full or Digest).
  • Enter your email address in the appropriate box.
  • Hit the corresponding Sub button.
Follow the instructions to verify your email address, et voilà! You'll get new stories delivered to your inbox every Friday.

What's the Diff?

Full Sub (via Google Groups) will send you the complete text of every post as an individual email. So, on a typical Friday, you'll get three separate messages from 512. For example:

Digest Sub (via FeedBurner) will excerpt all the posts from a single day and send you just one message every Friday, as shown:

Because I'm releasing all 512 content under Creative Commons, you should always feel free to forward these emails to your friends. Sharing is good!

If you have any problems or questions, please email 512words+orfewer@gmail.com and let me know.


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