Some of you have already noticed a few changes here at Marmelade Gypsy and I have Linda, the Fairy Blogmother and writer of Life and Linda to thank for that! As you can see, I have a new look and mail sign-up (on the right sidebar). There's an important reason for this, which some of you may know.
Those who follow posts by mail may already have heard that the service called Feedburner, which delivers the mail notifications to you, is dropping their mail notification service. That meant if I didn't make some changes, your notifications would stop arriving!
Linda did a terrific post on that right HERE and she walks you through how to transfer your mail subscribers to the service she recommends, MailChimp, step by step. (There are other services out there that are also asking you to consider them. Linda says one reason why she likes MailChimp is that it can allow a subscriber list of up to 2,000 as a free service, while others often cap the limit at 500.)
Here's the sign-up (seen on your right rail) This was before we tweaked the design adding Lizzie. (Note: If you get two reminders from me for a day or two, never fear; that should be taken care of soon, as I deactivate Feedburner! Don't worry -- I won't spam you!)
If you have already signed up by the old system, your email addresses should be transferred successfully and there should be no disruption in your notifications. You can also follow The Marmelade Gypsy through your google blog reader (the "followers" button with all your lovely profile photos) or bloglovin' (which sends you an email with a lists of all the blogs you follow when new posts are activated.)
I have been thinking about upgrading the blog design for a long time but my computer design skills are limited. This change forced me to think about some things -- and fast.
I have to tell you, Linda has been a rock star in working with me. Since this happened faster than I planned, I had ideas for a blog header but they were fuzzy and I wasn't quite sure how to implement them or even communicate them well. But she picked up on what was needed and I am thrilled with the results.
Somehow, in that banner she managed to include some of the things I love most and write about most here -- art, photography, travel and merriment with the people I love. And, although he's not been with us for the past nine years, my dear Gypsy is still right at the top of the page! I didn't want to leave Lizzie out, either, so she's there too.
So, a super thanks to Linda and to you for following this blog and the adventures of my happy band of human and non-human revelers!
A celebration is due!
(P.S. -- If you are NOT receiving emails and already on this list, chances are it's in your spam or junk folder. Please check there and add me to your safe senders address book. If you are receiving TWO (one from no-reply@blogspot -- I'm trying to figure that out!)