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  • Steven Woda

What is RSS and Why Do You Need It?

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It was originally designed in orange, but as you will notice, some blogs get creative.

What is an RSS Feed? Click To Watch The Video Below That Explains RSS Feeds in Plain English. The video is the masterful work of The Common Craft Show. Please visit their site for more DIY and Instruction in Plain English.

How Do I Subscribe To The Feed? 1. If you have a feed reader (see below if not) and you want to subscribe, just click the icon.

2. If you want to get the feed via email, just type your email address in the text box near the icon designated for email subscriptions.

What is Feedburner? “Feedburner is best known for its Atom-to-RSS conversion: you give it an Atom feed URL (e.g. the one you have in a Blogger site), and you get a URL that contains the up-to-date RSS version of it. FeedBurner actually can convert from and to any version of RSS or Atom.” (Wikipedia)

In plain English: You tell Feedburner your blog’s web address (URL) and it creates a feed for you to advertise on your site. It also allows people to subscribe to your feed, and helps you manage the way that feed is received by your subscribers.

What RSS Feed Readers Do You Recommend? iGoogle MyYahoo Bloglines MyAOL NewsGator NetVibes Wizz Reader for Firefox

And many, many more…

What Happens When I Subscribe via Email? 1. You will need to approve the subscription to the feed by responding to the email that was just sent to your inbox.

2. You will begin to receive either headlines, excerpts, or entire posts in the form of a standard email. Emails will arrive at a rate dependent on frequency of blog posts and frequency of RSS delivery (normally same day).

3. You always have the option to unsubscribe or change the subscription to a RSS News Reader so as to keep the articles out of your already cluttered inbox.

Why Is It On This Blog?

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