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Have you ever heard of an RSS Feed? Just this morning I heard that only 10% of web surfers know how to subscribe to RSS feeds. That means approximately 90% of you probably do not know what an RSS feed is.
Today I wanted to write a short post about RSS which stands for Real Simple Syndication. First watch this 3 minute video from the Common Craft called RSS in Plain English:
What Is RSS?
Now that you know all about RSS what should you do about it? As mentioned in the video there are a few steps you need to take:
- Sign up for a Google account (or other RSS Feed Reader account)
- After you sign up go to http://www.google.com/reader
That’s all you have to do to sign up for your RSS Feed Reader. Now all you have to do is subscribe to feeds by clicking the little orange button.
You can see my RSS feed in the upper right corner of any page on my website. It looks like this:
You can also see from my feed button how many readers I currently have. The image above shows 79 total readers as of this post…hopefully by the time you read this article it’s in the thousands 🙂
Click on the RSS button and add the Puppy In Training feed to your Google Reader. Now the next time you visit Google Reader you’ll see my website and any new articles in your Google Reader.
Other Ways To Subscribe To The Puppy In Training Website
You can also subscribe to this website’s RSS email subscription or newsletter.
RSS Email Subscriptions – If you subscribe to the RSS email subscription an email will be delivered to you daily with the Puppy In Training website daily posts. I try to post once a day to the website.
- You can sign up for the RSS Email Subscription by adding your email address to this form:
- You can sign up for the newsletter by filling out the form below, the form in the right side bar of this website or fill out the light box popup that opens the first time you visit this site (if you’re reading this then you may have already seen the lightbox).
Newsletter – I just set up the newsletter and I’m hoping to send out a newsletter once a month.
I encourage you to try subscribing using all three methods for the next month and decide for yourself which one you prefer the most.
Now what are you waiting for. Click the Orange RSS button in the top right corner of this website and subscribe to my website and I’ll do my best to continue providing you with valuable content!