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What Is RSS and Why Do I Need To Know?

What is that Funny Icon?

Feed-icon-48x48The icon that looks like a volume button is actually a link to the page where you can subscribe to a blogs ˜feed via an RSS Feed Reader or Email.

It was originally designed in orange, but as you will notice, some blogs get creative.

What is an RSS Feed?

Click To Watch The Video Below That Explains RSS Feeds in Plain English
The video is the masterful work of The Common Craft Show.
Please visit their site for more DIY and Instruction in Plain English

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What is Feedburner?

Feedburner as defined by Wikipedia:
œFeedburner is best known for its Atom-to-RSS conversion: you give it an Atom feed URL (e.g. the one you have in a Blogger site), and you get a URL that contains the up-to-date RSS version of it. FeedBurner actually can convert from and to any version of RSS or Atom.

In English. You tell Feedburner your blogs web address (URL) and it creates a feed for you to advertise on your site. It also allows people to subscribe to your feed, and helps you manage the way that feed is received by your subscribers.

What RSS Feed Readers Do You Recommend?

iGoogle
MyYahoo
Bloglines
MyAOL
NewsGator
NetVibes
Wizz Reader for Firefox
And many, many more¦

What Happens When I Subscribe Via Email?

First,
You will need to approve the subscription to the feed by responding to the email that was just sent to your inbox.

You will need to approve the subscription to the feed by responding to the email that was just sent to your inbox.Secondly,
You will begin to receive either:
Headlines, Excerpts, or Entire Posts in the form of a standard email.
Emails will arrive at a rate dependent on:
Frequency of blog posts and frequency of RSS delivery (normally same day).

Thirdly,
You always have the option to unsubscribe or change the subscription to a RSS News Reader so as to keep the articles out of your already cluttered inbox.

Why Is It On This Blog?
By clicking on the icon and adding this blog as one of your blog feeds, you will be able to browse through the our headlines, ensuring you never miss an article.

These articles are not intended to give legal or tax advice, and you should consult your attorney or financial advisor for additional information.

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