I’m ready to save you a lot of time. How? Let me introduce you to Google Reader or Bloglines.com. I use Google Reader to track updates on close to 30 different websites each day. I get to choose what sites I subscribe to, and Reader lets me know whenever any of those sites has new content. No more surfing from site to site. All the content comes automatically to me.
Ever wondered what this orange icon with the white radio wave-like symbol was all about? That’s an indication that the site you are visiting has an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed available. If you have signed up to use Bloglines, you can just click on that button anywhere on the Web and you’ll have the opportunity to subscribe to the content. It’s simple…really simple.
Now, are you ready to give it a test-drive? Let me give you two easy steps to get started.
1. Register for a Bloglines or Google Reader account.
2. Come back to my site and click the "Subscribe via reader" icon.
That’s it. Now you know why they call it “really simple syndication.” Here’s the best part, you can also subscribe to other websites using your same Reader or Bloglines account.
Well, you get the picture. You can subscribe to just about anything you’d like to know about using Reader and RSS feeds. The best part? It’s all FREE! I just saved you time and money.
Yes, there are other tools that do the same thing; however, Reader is a great place to start. Let me know how it works.
For you RSS veterans, what’s your favorite feed aggregator? And, more importantly, what’s your favorite feed?
I hope this helps....
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Use a Reader
I adapted this post from Tony Morgan: