Google FeedBurner Service to be Discontinued



Why is this important for Creekside?  

For those of you who subscribe to posts and receive them in your email inbox, this service will stop delivering them in August.  

Why is this happening?

No explanation has been provided.  It's Google.

Is there an alternative?

If you don't use the Subscription service, there is nothing you need to do.  Otherwise, the simplest alternative is to set up a feed manually in your email client.  Here are the instructions for both Outlook-365 and the Windows 10 Mail app:  

  1. Under your address, look for a folder named RSS Feeds or RSS Subscriptions.
  2. Right-click on that folder to open a menu.  Select "Add a new feed."
  3. Copy and paste the following link into the text box of the dialog that opens:

    Note:  Do not use the address here.  Copy it exactly as it appears.

  4. Click Save.  
This is a straightforward process, so other email clients (gmail, etc.) should be similar if not identical.  When I set this up on my Windows PC, the feeds automatically synced to my iPad and iPhone Apple mail clients.  

Another alternative is to download an RSS reader app to your computer or mobile device.  Feedly is one that seems to be popular.  Here are some other lists I found in a quick search:

By the way, RSS stands for "really simple syndication."  Of course, "simple" is a relative term in the computer world.