What Is RSS

What Is RSS

RSS stands for “Really Simple Syndication”. It is designed to give you all of the latest updates to my website automatically when ever they are released. This means you don’t have to keep coming back and checking my site to see if there is a new post. You get the updates within 30 minutes of them being posted.

RSS is done through the use of an RSS feed. My feed is located here. It is a special file that contains all of the latest posts. It is updated regularly. This feed is then read by an RSS reader and the posts displayed to you. There are many RSS readers, more which I will explain later.

The benefit of this is that it will save you a lot of time and effort; All of the new content on this site will be delivered to you directly for free and all you have to do is to read it at your own leisure.

Advantages Over Bookmarking

The problem with bookmarking a site and then checking it has many problems. Most of these are solved by using RSS. Some of the problems include:

  • You have to check the site regularly. RSS does this for you.
  • If you have hundreds of bookmarks it takes ages to scan and visit the websites. RSS can really help here.
  • If you forget to check you bookmarks you can miss a lot of information. RSS archives the last 10 posts on this site be default, so you can easily go back in time and view all of the previous posts.

By using RSS you can save yourself a lot of time and effort. The pain of finding posts is taken away and you can enjoy reading posts.

How To

To using an RSS feed you need an RSS reader. There are hundreds of RSS feed reader, most I have summarized in this post. All you have to do is click on the feed link, it should then open up in your reader and you are all set. You can do this within Safari and Firefox, that means you don’t even have to download any programs.

Email

You don’t even have to subscribe to my posts using an RSS reader. You can download all of the latest posts using email. The process is the same. Simply header over to the main page and in the sidebar you will see a form in which you can insert you email and sign up. It doesn’t take long and all you need is a valid email address.

You’ll only receive one email every day regardless of the number of articles published. For example, if I publish 5 articles, you’ll get them all in one email newsletter. This will be the same even if I publish only one article in a day.

All email subscriptions are managed by Feedburner.com and you can unsubscribe anytime with a click of a mouse. For your convenience, instructions for unsubscribing are included in each email newsletter as well.