Sunday, 17 July 2011

Blogtrottr goes twittering

Blogtrottr is now on twitter!  You can find us at

You can also now add social media links to your emailed updates, allowing you to easily share your favourite news and blog posts.

You'll find these options in your Account Settings page.  If you've not got an account yet, then sign up!

Update: To clarify, enabling these options will add a row of icons to the bottom of your emails, much like these:

Tuesday, 12 July 2011


On Saturday 16th July, we'll be migrating all subscriptions over to our new beta platform.

Blogtrottr will be unavailable from 09:00 UTC for approximately 2 hours that day whilst we make these changes. 

What will the differences be?
The service will be faster, more scalable, easier to manage, and provide more features.

Are you going to start charging?
The unrestricted basic service will always be available for free.  In the future we plan to introduce a low cost premium subscription option to give access to more advanced features, such as feed filtering and advanced mail formatting.  Whilst in the beta testing period, all features will be provided to everyone at no cost.

Restricted schedules
Unfortunately, some services (currently Yahoo Pipes and Twitter) limit the frequency with which we can poll them for change, which means that we can't offer the frequency of updates that we'd like to.  When the subscriptions are migrated, all Yahoo Pipes and Twitter subscriptions will be changed to daily digests.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Slow updates

Update 10th July 07:47UTC: We're back at full capacity again now, and everything is flying along once again.

Some of you may have noticed that updates are a little slow in coming through today.  This is because one of our hosting providers is currently experiencing a large DDoS attack, which has taken out their network and with it one of our faster feed processing machines.

Everything is currently running on a backup server with a different provider, but it's being worked pretty hard at the moment and so emails will take longer than usual to come through until we get this sorted out.

We apologise for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience at this time.

The beta service is completely unaffected by any of this, so if you want to get quick updates you can hop over to, sign up for an account, and easily migrate your existing feeds over.