A really cool feature that we add to all of the websites we make is an RSS feed. RSS stands for: Really Simple Syndication. So basically, whenever a web blogger (like yourself) makes a blog post such as this one, the post gets syndicated through other channels that are connected to the blog.
So, let’s say you find my blogging to die for and want to keep up to date with all of my intellectual, interesting, and entertaining musings; you would click on the button that looks like this: That will either start your mail handling program (Outlook, Eudora, etc.) or take you to a page that looks like this:
When you have this page show up on your screen, you can either select a reader from the box on the right, or click on the “View Feed XML” link and have the feed exported to your mail handling program.
In the case of the mail handling program, you would answer the security questions with a yes and presto, every time I write another blog post, a snippet of the newest musings from ADC Online will be in your inbox under feeds.
Reasons why you should be using RSS feeds:
Keep current with your profession by subscribing to useful blogs in your field.
Build a following of subscribers to your blog.
Subscribe to competitors blogs-keep up on the competition!
Stay current on news by getting your favourite news feed.
An RSS can be linked to your Facebook page, so every time you post in your website, it automatically posts in your Facebook page as well!
Check out the “Share the Knowledge” icons below. You’ll find an RSS icon in there as well. It will subscribe you to the comment feed of this post. That could be handy if you want notification of comments on this post.