RSS Feeds Explained – How To Receive My Blog Posts Automatically

September 26, 2010

SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING

RSS Feeds Explained What Is RSS?

You may have seen little “RSS” buttons around the Internet. If you were wondering what they are:

“RSS” means “Really Simple Syndication”.  When you subscribe to a site’s RSS feed, every time a new post is written on the blog, or new content is placed n the website – the information from that feed is sent directly to you. No need to go out and check for updates on the website/blog all the time.Angella Raisian - What is RSS

How do you get started? Easy!

There are several ways to do it.    If you’re on a website or blog you like (like mine :-), just look for the RSS button and click on it, then select the social bookmark page you use – Google,Yahoo, etc.   If you’re already logged into Yahoo, for example, the feed will be placed on your My Yahoo! page.  It’ll ask you first if you want it placed there, or canceled.

Another way to do it is to log on to your favorite social bookmark page (Google Home Page, My Yahoo page, etc) or download a free RSS Reader first.  Either way, this will enable you to read the RSS feeds.

Once you’re set up, here’s all you have to do:

  1. Right-click (control-click for Mac users) on any RSS button on a site, blog or news source that interests you.
  2. Select Copy Shortcut (“Copy Link to Clipboard” for Mac, “Copy Link Location” for Firefox browsers)
  3. Paste that URL into your RSS Reader.

And that’s it! You’re subscribed, and you don’t have to coming back to your favorite websites & blogs to check for new content.  It’ll be placed on your Yahoo or Google page directly.

My blog, which you are reading right now, has an RSS Feed button on thew main page, as well as each Category.   If you want to receive a notification of every post I put up, click on the Home Page’s RSS Feed button.   If you want to only receive Landlord/Tenant related posts, select that category first, then click on the RSS Feed button.

Good luck, and post any questions you mihgt have in the Comments.

Angella

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