In a faulty attempt to improve the reading experience for those of you who are subscribed through email (Which is a fat lot of you—thank you!), I have switched the email delivery format of Sayable to Mail Chimp. Along the way (partially because of the fact that I've been blogging at Sayable since 2001, have eons of archives here, and haven't updated my blogging platform for about five years), the process was clunky and I lost about a third of those who were subscribed via Feedly. If you were one, I'm terribly sorry. I love that you've come along on this journey so far and would love to have you continue, but it will mean taking action on your part to re-subscribe on whichever feed aggregator you use. Through the amazing power of Twitter, the help of some quick-to-offer friends, and 2.5 hours with Mail Chimp support, we were able to muddle through and transfer most of the subscribed readers! Praise him. I was ready to throw in the towel (blogging is fun except for all the technical stuff).
I got a deluge of emails this morning from people thanking me for switching the email delivery to a more readable format. To give you an idea of what they were dealing with, let's just say it was like a dash of 1996 in their inbox every morning. Here's a screenshot:
Not exactly a pleasurable reading experience.
Here's what she looks like with the update:
So! Thank you for bearing with me in the process. There's always a bit of frustration when in order to serve some readers you end up sacrificing some more. At some point I will need to do a complete overhaul of Sayable from top to bottom, back to front, and hope we can make that a more seamless transition for all of you. Also, after a test post went through and it was looking like Mail Chimp was a lost cause, I made a snarky comment in the test post (image above). That's my total depravity showing through and I'd ask your forgiveness. I really thought it wasn't going to work at that point and was just trying to at least save Feedly subscribers. But God.
If you'd like to read Sayable through the new and improved interface in your email, just insert your email address on the sidebar and voila.
You're the reason I keep writing here. If I had my druthers I'd probably hang the whole thing up and out to dry, but you wonderful people who keep coming back and keep encouraging and keep praying and keep learning, you're the reason I'm sticking it out. As long as God gives me freedom to do so, I'll keep honoring His gift and showing up here. Thank you.