How do I get email notices, for new posts, from somebody else's blog?
The standard reply used to be to ask the blog owner to setup FeedBurner email distribution, for their blog. Of course, this required that you contact the blog owner - and this isn't always possibile.
If you think outside the box, though, you can setup email feed distribution, for any blog or website that publishes a feed.
- Setup a FeedBurner feed, for any blog or website that interests you.
- Setup email distribution, for the new feed.
- Normally, to subscribe, you would enter your email address into the subscription form, on the target blog. Since you're not the blog owner - but you are the feed owner - use the "Preview Subscription Link…" option, under "Subscription Management" - "Subscription Link Code", in the "Email Subscriptions" wizard, and enter your email address. Respond to the verification message, and you're done.
- You can, alternately, add another person using "Subscription Management" - for your blog, or for somebody else's blog.
Just make sure that your (the recipient) email client does not see FeedBurner email as spam, and you have your feed - for any blog or web site that publishes a feed - in your Inbox.