update your feed reader

I’ve set up a new rss feed to replace the old one: If you’re currently reading an RSS version of the site, you might want to unsubscribe from the old feed, and subscribe to the new one.

What on earth does that mean?

The easiest way to understand RSS is to think of it as signing up to have each website you’re interested in (subscribe to) automatically email you. Each new entry on the blog is a new entry on the feed, too.

A feed reader is a program that checks for updates and remembers what you’ve already looked at. It tells you if there’s anything new to read. You can then read the new content directly in the feed reader, without going to the website, or you can follow a link to read the new content on the website itself, if you choose.

The more feeds you add, the more time you save checking different sites.

If you don’t want to use a program on your computer, you can also go to websites that work as browser-based feed readers: a good example is bloglines, which some of my readers use to try and save time. You tell the site which feeds to keep track of, then log in and check all the sites at once.

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