Ah, Dear Readers, what a disaster and conundrum this blog subscription business has been!
Years ago, in Entebbe, the Head of the Ugandan Civil Service cancelled a training course we were scheduled to give, on which we had worked very hard, to be sure. Discussion, negotiation, threatening, insistence -- none were of use to get him to change his mind. In despair and extreme agitation, we stood on the red carpet in his dusty and humid office and shouted that we would plunge a knife into our throat, thumping our throat by way of illustration, if we could not give our course. Unexpectedly, the man was shocked and he acquiesced. Belatedly, we understood that all he had wanted was money and we could have prevented our near brain hemorrhage with a bribe.
Similarly, we could have prevented this subscription débâcle had we not tried so hard, for we have come full circle, more or less. The current situation is this: no one is subscribed to the FGB anymore. We have reinstated the subscription form should you wish to resubscribe via FeedBurner, on the upper right corner of this page. Below that, is a list of links to various readers and blog aggregators through which you can also choose to read the blog.
We really do not mind which you choose, as statistics mean nothing to us; we are far too small ever to sell our endeavors or to be of interest to advertisers. Our goal with the subscription service is to enable you to receive the FGB posts easily and on time, without us having to spend hours of our own time on fiddly little bits of code, or inadvertently sending you advertising or any of the rest of the nonsense that has gone on. So, we hope that one of the many possibilities on the right or the sharing via Twitter or some stratagem of your own will bring our genealogical pearls to you simply and easily and on time.
Now, to get back to writing those pearls!