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Open Letter: It’s a struggle! I’ve migrated to a self-hosted WordPress site.

This is a do-it-yourself blog/website that I am struggling to learn how to manage.  I must say, I am a content person and the “back end” mystifies me.  I probably have no business managing this self-hosted blog myself. Nevertheless, the deed is done and I’m trying to figure out now how to get the

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feature back onto my front page.  This is where the subscriber signs up to get each of my posts delivered into their email in-box.  In the transition from WordPressDotCom to WordPressDotOrg, I have lost all my subscribers and only just discovered that they have not received any of my posts over the last month.  Big Bummer!

Yesterday, I spent four hours trying to understand and get the Google Feedburner RSS going.  I get it that if you click on the orange RSS icon you can get a syndication of my blog that is delivered to Google Reader or other vehicles for getting news delivery.  I don’t think the people who read this blog really understand that.  They are likely more interested in recipes and travel tips.  But I could be underestimating the audience.

I’m now publishing a monthly newsletter.  If you want to join the mailing list, please let me know!  In the meantime, thanks for figuring out how you can stay connected to me.

Saludos y buen suerte a todos,

Norma Hawthorne