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What is RSS Feed

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What is a RSS Feed?

Feeds are known as RSS which stands for ‘Really Simple Syndication’.

When you subscribe to RSS feeds belonging to blogs, you will automatically have their new contents or posts delivered to you as soon as they are published either through email or through your feed reader, without having to visit the blogs that you have subscribed the feeds.

How you will receive the feeds will depend on how you sign up for the feeds i.e. by either clicking the blog’s RSS link (reader format) or email link (email format).

If you sign up for a RSS feed in a reader format, you would need a feed reader to view your feeds. A feed reader will automatically check whether any new feed is added by the website owner(s) and let you read any new contents that have been added.

Below are some of the common feed readers which you can sign up for an account:

1. My Yahoo!
2. Google Reader
3. Bloglines
4. Newsgator
5. Pageflakes
6. My AOL

My favorite reader is iGoogle (not listed above) where I have all my favorite blogs’ latest title posts (feeds) all on a single page.

How to subscribe to my feeds?

The feeds on my website are powered by FeedBurner. If you are interested to subscribe to my feeds, all you have to do is to decide on how you want the feeds to be delivered to you. If you want to read the feeds through a feed reader, you have to click the orange RSS icon (or RSS hyperlink) on the top right hand corner of this page.

Once you have clicked the RSS icon/hyperlink, you will then be taken to a page where you have the option to choose the feed reader (you must have an account with them) that you want to use.

If you want to receive the feeds through emails, you should enter your email address in the “Subscribe To My RSS Feed” orange box on this page.

Subscribing to RSS feeds is a good way to be alerted on any new posts by your favorite blogs especially if you are using iGoogle as your feed reader.

 

 

 

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