FEBRUARY 6, 2014:
These days, those who write and photograph also publish.
Setting up websites from scratch is what I’ve done for a living since 1997, coding them in HTML and, later, CSS. More recently I’ve been using Constant Contact and Mail Chimp for email blasts, and Facebook for social media. Only last year I began seriously moving my clients’ websites to the WordPress platform. Now I’m intrigued by Tumblr, which is used so effectively by Meri Walker, a.k.a. iPhoneArtGirl.
With few exceptions, Meri posts a photo every day on Tumblr and it arrives in my mailbox via Google; that is, it appears on her website and it appears in my mailbox. I do that with my prayer pix once a week, but it is a cumbersome process of posting the photo and prayer on PhotoPrayer.com, sending them out to subscribers using Constant Contact, and sending them out using my email software to still other subscribers whom Constant Contact fails to reach. Is there an easier way of doing this?
MARCH 5, 2014:
Today I added an RSS feed icon to the masthead of this website, so people can follow me who use RSS feed readers. Good! But what if they want to get an email instead? That’s an option in Tumblr, but I do not want to create yet another website for myself. Or is there a way of getting Tumblr to accept an RSS feed from this blog?