RSS and Atom allow you to simply subscribe to this weblog to receive new postings in what’s called a ‘news aggregator’.
To do this first you need an aggregator, I’d recommend setting up an account with Bloglines (it’s free and works a treat!) – here are some others.
If you’d like some step-by-step help then this ‘how to’ is perfect for a Bloglines beginner.
Then copy and paste the URL of my RSS feed (in this case: “https://incsub.org/wp-rss2.php”) into the appropriate box and click on ‘Subscribe’ (or ‘add’ or whatever looks best)..
Now you can check your aggregator the same way you can check email. Each time a new item is posted to this weblog you’ll be able to read it there.
What’s even better is that you can now use the aggregator to subscribe to as many weblogs and news sources as you like… for example if you like this site you will probably like some of the sites I’m currently reading (listed down the right of this blog), they all have RSS or Atom too.
In fact the Guardian has RSS feeds, so does the NY Times and so does the BBC. (these links will tell you more about their feeds)
So when you turn on your aggregator it’s like you’re surfing hundreds of sites to check for new content, all by visiting one place.
So what are ya waiting for, get going… get a bloglines account (1 minute), subscribe to my RSS feed, check out the sites I’m reading, your favourite news sites, subscribe to them and I guarantee you’ll never look back!
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