If you have previously subscribed to email updates or stay updated via an RSS feed, this message is for you.
Thank you for your interest in my observations of Sitka! I know some of you have been following my site for years. I appreciate the opportunity to share my experiences with you.
As April approaches, the daylength is increasing rapidly, but the spring weather lags. I’m feeling the energy of spring, but without many migrants, spring flowers, or warm days to occupy my attention and time. So I’ve put my energy towards setting up a new system for email updates for my site.
If you received this by email, you will continue to receive new posts via email in the same manner. (At least unless/until you unsubscribe via the link at the bottom of each email). There are some differences between this approach and the new one, however.
With the new email list, I can occasionally send messages to subscribers without posting publicly on my site. If you would like to receive these emails, you can use the form at the bottom of this post (you may need to visit this post on the site in order for it to work). You can choose to receive daily or weekly digests of new photojournal posts. If you leave both options unchecked, you will receive other emails I might send, but not the regular photojournal updates.
In contrast to the ‘every post gets an email’ system you are currently subscribed to, the new system will send at most one email with updates per day (or week) when there are new posts. Each email will include excerpts from any new posts published since the last email went out. Additionally, subscribers to the new list will receive any other emails I send independently of the regular photojournal updates.
The other significant difference between systems concerns backdated posts. I have an archive of unpublished photos going back to 2009. I intend to eventually get these published as (backdated) entries in my photojournal. The legacy system will send an email for every post (these probably come in batches due to the way I work). The new system will not have the backdated posts at all except when I share them manually. (Most likely this will be in the form of a ‘recent new posts from the backlog‘ email.)
If you like getting emails for each post, and do not want digests, you can sign up for the new list and skip the daily or weekly photojournal digest by submitting the form without checking the daily or weekly updates options.
For RSS subscribers, I am turning off Feedburner for my site. This has previously served as the RSS feed, so you will probably need to update your feed reader to point to https://www.sitkanature.org/feed in order to keep receiving posts that way. As mentioned, you can subscribe for the new list without the daily/weekly email digests by not checking either option.