Sunday, June 25, 2006

RSS Connection to Blogger Blogs

Blogs are great. They are almost a killer application based on how they have affected access to the internet.

However, there are so many of them that visiting just a few of those you like can eat up a lot of your disposable computer time. This leaves you no time to seek out other new blogs.

However, RSS has changed that. RSS stands for really simple syndication and it allows you to have blogs and other sites automatically send you updated blog postings, news articles, or whatever.

Instead of spend lots of time surfing for what interests you (who would have ever thought we'd believe surfing could become slow), whether it be BMWs or Mercedes or books of video games, you no longer have to go out and manually visit each blog or website. You can set up your Newsreader (Google as a pretty good one for FREE! to have updates delivered directly to your newsreader.

Many sites or blogs have a button that will connect you automatically, however (which hosts this blog) by Google doesn't. Other than this rather strange ommission, blogger is great.

However if you want to add an RSS feed to your newsreader, just click the line that appears in the address box of your internet browser, copy it to your clipboard and then paste it into the appropriate section of the add content section of your newsreader. After you paste it, add "atom.xml" to the address. Make sure there is one forward slash before "atom.xml" and of course, no quotation marks.

Good luck. Let me know if you have questions.