Wednesday, July 18, 2007

to subscribe or not to subscribe
that is the question


Thanks to the math wiz of Teal, (which really, her math skills have nothing to do with this, but she's a math wiz so i think that begs stating and she makes a great princess Leia, don't you think?) I have learned how to subscribe to the RSS feed on my blog and the blogs of others. This means you don't have to check a blog every day to see if there's something new, it just tells you when there's a new post, so...I'm going to do a bit of a tutorial for everyone and hopefully this makes life easier.

At the very bottom of the blog page (not the individual post, but the bottom of the blog) there is a Subscribe to: Posts (atom) link. This will link you to the feed for the RSS, it may or may not give you an option for how you want to store your feeds, depending on your web browser. Either way you'll have to add the RSS to your RSS bookmarks.


But...if you're a gmail subscriber, which if you aren't you should be cause it's the best email out there. The gmail system is very simple.

On the top left of your Gmail inbox there are a list of words, click the last word - more and look down the drop down list for reader. Click on reader. On the left side of the screen you will see a green and blue add subscription button. Click on it and paste the url of your favorite blog. i.e. my blog's url is: http://astoryofwords.blogspot.com/
So, now, each time you check your gmail account, go to the more, and reader buttons and see who's posted a new blog!

Once your done with this, all you have to do is check one location to see which of your favorite bloggers has posted. Good luck and please post questions or more tips for everyone to enjoy!

3 comments:

sufferingsummer said...

thank you, this is brilliant. I had already subscribed in my bookmarks to all of the sites that offer the feed at the bottom of the page but not all sites do...now with gmail reader it doesn't matter!!!woo hoo! thanks for the hint, I never would have found it!

Flo Oakes said...

Josh just told me about Vienna for mac...it does the same thing...I must be the only person that doesn't love gmail...I just do not like web-based email.
I love Entourage and I don't think I can give it up!

meg said...

flop - why do you have to give up entourage?!?!
and also, you don't like gmail? I guess we can't be friends.