Yesterday, I got an email from Tricia asking me if I would email her when I update my blog, because the whole RSS thing is too complicated. When I explained (see below), she was delighted and is now done with the whole email thing. Totally 1990s.
EXPLAINED: RSS is just a little peep, a signal, a ping that comes from a favorite blog or site, telling your computer that it has been updated. If you have an RSS reader (and they're free and easy, and two of the easiest live on the web so you don't even have to install anything), whenever a blog is updated, it shows up in your reader and you can catch up on the news. If there's nothing new, it doesn't show up and you don't have to waste time surfing around.
GETTING IT: All you have to do to subscribe to this blog is ONE of the following:
b. Copy the text in quotes below (without the quotes) into your RSS reader.
c. Look in the address bar of your browser, you may see the letters RSS on an icon like this , if you click either, it'll take you to the RSS feed for this page.
IT'S EVERYWHERE: RSS is just about everywhere you want it to be. So add other RSS feeds on stuff you care about. And if you want a downloadable reader, just go to google and search on "RSS reader" and the name of your computer OS. You'll find a bunch. (If you're using Mac OS X, I recommend NetNewsWire. It's free and awesome.)
That's it. You're done.
Free, easy, permanent until you undo it and it'll save you time, tire wear and help you avoid male pattern baldness.
Thanks for your help, Seth.
So, theatrebloggers, feel free to take the text above and freely adapt yourself for your readers. Remember an RSS Blog Reader is a Happy Blog Reader.