Saturday, February 17, 2007

How to use an RSS feed to read a blog

Helpful post by John Aravosis at Americablog, in case you're an avid blog reader and don't use a news aggregator of some kind. Here's how you do it, using the new "Google Reader": How to use an RSS feed to read my blog and many others.

In a nutshell, if you're not using RSS, set up a Google Reader account. John explains how. Then go to town adding blogs and news sources to it.

I use the news aggregator "My Yahoo" which is provided by Rogers, my internet provider. It serves the same purpose as any "aggregator," to put on one page for you the headlines from the news and blog sources you select. That way, at a glance, you can assess what's going on and where you might want to go to delve into the day's news. You still end up visiting a bunch of sites, but it's a very handy summary.

Read John's post, it's very useful.

And if you're on my site and want to subscribe to my blog on your RSS page/news aggegator, here's a shortcut. Click on the orange RSS icon down below in the right hand column that looks like this:

Happy reading and blogging!