Travis Smith: my resume, bio and photos back to the main blog page

If you’re subscribed to this blog via email—and there’s about 200 of you that are—read this announcement, it’s important.

I’m going to switch to using Feedblitz to handle my email subscriptions.

I am simply getting too much spam and administration trouble with the current system, which used “majordomo,” a mailing list program written in the early 1990s.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU? It means you’ll be getting an email tomorrow (Tuesday) from Feedblitz asking you to “confirm” your subscription.

I really hope you do so.

Of course this is also your chance to sneak away without hurting my feelings if you’ve been meaning to unsubscribe because I’m a bit of a drivler. Practice this in front of the mirror:

“Hey Travis! Long time no see.  Did you stop blogging? I loved getting your email, but something happened last August and it just stopped arriving!”

Of course, if you don’t want to get my blog via email but you still love me, you can still subscribe using my site’s “Web feed”—just click here and if you have a Web feed-handling program installed, you’ll add my feed to your reader.

If you’re still new around the Unvarnished blog, you should know I have four feeds, and you can subscribe to any one of them:

  • If you don’t have any reader program, you can always use one of these free services: MyYahoo, or Bloglines or Google’s various RSS services (including Google mail!)  I’d be happy to help you with any particular service, just let me know which one you want help with.


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    “Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

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