Do you have a long list of blogs and news sites that you visit daily? Don’t you hate it when you take the time to go check a site and there are no new updates? This only takes about 3 seconds if you only vist 1 site, but the more sites you visit that haven’t had any updates, the more time that you have wasted in your busy schedule!
The best way to check your blogs and news sites daily is to subscribe to
the RSS feed of each site. Nearly every site these days has a RSS feed of some sort, and the purpose of that feed is to save you time and money.
There are two ways you can subscribe to my blog:
1. Use a Reader: Most blogs use RSS (Real Simple Syndication) “feeds” which can be aggregated and displayed by what’s known as an RSS or Feed Reader. Some examples of free readers are Bloglines, Google Reader(which I use to read blogs), or most of the newer web browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefoxand Safari) have readers built in. If this is something you’d like to explore, you can visit our main swerve feed at http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheMusingsOfAChristFollower
2. Twitter: For those of you who use twitter, click to follow me. If you are currently a follower (or become a follower) you will get notifications when I post something new to my blog – which will include a link to my newest blog posts. This tool has become very popular and my analytics also revealed that I have many who click through to my site via twitter. Check me out (and follow) at http://www.twitter.com/chriswtburke
Check out this short video by CommonCraft which further explains the advantages of RSS in plain english.