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If you use Feedburner for your subscriptions, this is going to be an exciting tutorial on adding a custom header to the email generated by your posts.
To get Feedburner, a wonderful FREE subscription service, click here.
Step 1 – Scrap your custom header
I scrap my header in the following dimensions and then resize for clarity:
4500 x 1860 pixels (300 resolution)
Resize to 450 x 186 (72 resolution)
UPDATE 7/2/09: I increased the final size of my header to 650 x 268 and it turned out great on the email.
Save as a jpg (smaller files).
Step 2 – Upload your finished image
Step 3 – Go to My Feeds in your Feedburner account.
Click on the feed you want to customize, if you have more than one.
Step 4 – Select PUBLICIZE
From the choice of 5 tabs, select publicize, the middle tab.
From the SERVICES menu to the left, choose Email Subscriptions, then choose Email Branding.
Just below the “Email Subject/Title:” you will see a box titled: Logo URL: this box is where you will put your DIRECT IMAGE LINK you saved from Step 2.
Step 5 - Click SAVE or ACTIVATE.
You can find the Word Document Instructions HERE.
UPDATE: LATE BREAKING NEWS! IT WORKED!
I just checked my mailbox, and there is definitely a header in my Easy Custom Blogs email. I wonder if I make it longer will it bump the Easy Custom Blogs part to the top or bottom of the image? Of course I will try. If you get a totally spacey email from me next time, just know that so much of this is trial and error…and error…and error! LOL!
Here's to more happy scrapping, and
Hugs from the heart,