While we are no longer making active post of Cricut projects on this blog as of 8/1/2013, we invite you to use it for continued die cut inspiration as we will leave the blog up for viewing. Happy Cricuting !

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Google Reader Changes...What's does that mean to us?

Many of you may have heard or read that Google Reader is going away very soon.  You may be asking yourself, What is that?  How does it affect you and Cricut FANatics?

First off, what is Google Reader?  Google Reader is Google's RSS Feed.  RSS Feed is a way to keep up with all the blogs you follow in one place or through daily digest sent to your email address you provided.  Unfortunately, Google has decided to stop this service as of July 1, 2013 because fewer and fewer people are using them.  You can read more about that HERE on the Google Blog. There are other services that you can check on using instead but that will take time to select one and then transfer all your feeds.  We won't go into all that on Cricut FANatics blog.  Just be aware you do need to do some research if this is important to you.

So how does that news affect you and Cricut FANatics? We originally only offered a RSS feed for you to sign up to follow Cricut FANatics and you all signed up for that.  When you did that, you got a daily digest of each Cricut FANatics post sent to your email.  Well now that Google Reader is going away, you will no longer have that option. 

In fact, improving communications with our readers and using the latest tools is one of the reasons why we implemented the NEW SUBSCRIPTION BOX to the right of the screen so that we didn't have to rely on RSS feed to get you updates on Cricut FANaticsAnd no, we didn't have a crystal ball when we made that decision a few months ago but it will serve us well with the announcement that Google Reader is ending.   

What can you do to keep following Cricut FANatics so you don't miss anything?   
If you have NOT already signed up using the NEW SUBSCRIPTION BOX to the right of screen, PLEASE  DO SO NOW.  Plus you get the added bonus of receiving a fun Checklist of 30 Ways to Embellish Your Die Cuts to help inspire your creativity. So it is a WIN, WIN for taking a minute to sign up!  Once you sign up, you receive the Checklist PDF attached to your subscriber confirmation email.  Then you receive a weekly blog digest of all the post from the week in your email and an occassional extra announcement we make at Cricut FANatics.  It makes it easy when you do have a few minutes to quickly find the amazing post from our Cricut FANatic Designers.


Thanks to all of you who have already signed up in the past couple of months. There is no need to do so again.

Are you enjoying using your Checklist of 30 Ways to Embellish Your Die Cuts
Leave a comment on this post of how you have used it recently and be entered to win a little prize.  A winner will be drawn from the comments section next Saturday 3/30 at Midnight and will post a winner on April 1st. 
Thanks for following Cricut FANatics. And don't forget to leave our Designers a little love when you do stop by to check out their amazing projects.



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  2. I printed the list and put it in the front cover of my sketch binder. This way I can see it all the time from the way I have it positioned on the shelf. Great list!

  3. Wow I just signed up for your news letters and I got the 30 ways to embellish your die cut and boy its helpful. I printed and im excited to try them. TFS AJ-

  4. I just signed up as well. That checklist is very informative and I will be printing it off and posting on my bulletin board in my craft room where I will be referring to it often. Thank you for a wonderful, informative blog too.

  5. I printed out the list and hung it in my crafty space to remind me of creative ways to make my cuts fabulous!


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