Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Prevent Publishing Your Email Address in Blogger Posts

Blogger makes it very easy for almost anyone to start a blog in under five minutes. With that convenience comes some quirks that you eventually have to work through or around. One of those is that by default Blogger will publish your email address in the RSS feed of your blog. I wasn't aware of this when I started using Blogger and I'm sure that many others are not aware of it either. Fortunately, it only takes a minute to fix that issue. In the video embedded below I provide a demonstration of how to change that setting and prevent publishing your email address within your Blogger posts.

Click here to see screenshots of this process.

Applications for Education
The RSS feed of a blog can get used in all kinds of places even if you didn't intentionally publish it to a service like Feedly. Removing your email address and your students' email addresses from the feed is a good way to cut down on the places and people who see those addresses.