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I am one of those people who is quite happy to use blogs and the internet, but have no idea how they work. So there is a problem with Follow by Email on this blog but I don’t know how to fix it.

The problem is this: if you follow this blog by email, you will get an email every time I post something, which is quite often and quite erratic. Even if I schedule all my posts to appear the next morning at 8am, if I have written four things, you will get four emails, rather than just one update. Annoying! Inefficient!

I do not want to write just one long post and schedule it to post it in the morning, because I think long blog posts are boring to read and, more important, they are complicated to write because you have to link thing together: “Speaking of pens, my favourite cake right now is…” and so on.

So my advice to you, if you would like to keep in regular touch with The Spike, is to unfollow by email – (unless you’re one of those people who doesn’t mind a clogged inbox) – if you even followed in the first place, and bookmark me.

The plan at the moment is to schedule everything I have written to appear the next morning at 8am. This way by the time you’re ready to sit down and read something, after drop-off or as you arrive at your desk, there will be a few items on The Spike – as well as MailOnline.