Many of you have signed up to be notified of our latest posts by email.
Unfortunately some of you have been having trouble because we didn’t warn you that things like images and objects that we embed are removed in emails.
So if you are currently reading this post by email we need you to immediately visit the Teacher Challenge blog NOW and read the post online!
We want to:
- Show you the difference between reading this post online and reading it in an email
- Give you tips for getting more out of reading our email subscriptions
The great thing about email subscriptions is your automatically sent an email when a new post is written on the Teacher Challenge blog.
But when you receive the email we need you to:
- Read the content
- Look to see if there are any images or embeds that might be missing
- Check out the hyperlinks that send you to websites where you can read further information
Here’s an example.
Below is a portion of the email subscription asking if bloggers want a mentor.
In this email the Google Doc we used to sign up for a mentor was an embed and it was automatically removed from the email.
What you needed to do in this case was visit the post on the blog.
Here’s how to visit the post:
Look at the heading of the email. It is in blue and underlined.
Anything that is blue and underline indicates it is a hyperlink. When you click on a hyperlink in the email it will take you to that website.
To visit the original post you just need to click on the heading at the top of the email.
In this case you would click on “Do you want a mentor for this challenge?”
And you would see this post:
Then to find the form and ask for a mentor, all you need to do scroll down until you see the Google form and add your details.
Click on the submit button, when finished filling in the form.
And have you noticed?
While reading this post on the Teacher Challenge blog we hope you’ve been comparing it to the version you received by email!
Have you noticed how the images are missing in the email? And you can see them in the post?
When in doubt always drop past the post to make sure there isn’t any important instructions in images you need to see.
And off course, if you are now reading our posts by RSS — you no longer need to worry Images and most embeds aren’t removed when you read posts by RSS using Google Reader.