Know what? I’m starting to like WordPress.com as free blog hosting site. I mean at least, it continues to improve its services not unlike its rival – Google Blogger which seems to have stagnated for quite awhile now.
So aside from the recent geotagging feature that was rolled out recently, WordPress.com has also introduced another important feature – email subscriptions. Yes I know, like me you are also wondering why WordPress.com took this long to have this feature. But hey, better late than never, right?
Anyway, to add email subscriptions to your WordPress.com blog, you need to add the blog subscription widget to your blogs. Fortunately, it’s just as easy as clicking a button once you logged on to your WordPress.com account.
Once activated, your readers can easily subscribe to your blog updates and receive them through email. The email sent to your blog subscribers will be in HTML format, so images and formating will be retained, giving your readers the same look and experience as when reading your blog updates from your WordPress.com site. Your blog readers can also opt to receive email updates in text format.
In addition, your readers can also control their email subscription to your blog – that is set frequency of receiving emails as well as cancel their subscription anytime they want to. They really don’t need to inform you that they want to cancel their subscription to your blog updates. They can do it themselves. In addition, you need to approve all new subscription to your blogs before your subscriber can receive your email updates.