Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Some RSS Guidance

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, and it is used to be notified when items are posted to blog sites primarily. There are lots of RSS readers out there, but I'll try to give you a run down on the one I use: Google Reader. It is free, and I assume most of you probalby have a Google Account already set up. If not, you can start here to get that going: https://www.google.com/accounts/NewAccount

After you have your Google Account (username and password) established, you can visit http://www.google.com/reader/view/

When you get to the Google Reader page, you can manually add the Living Stones Subscription feed by clicking the "Add Subscription" link and then entering the Posts Atom Link (it's listed at the bottom of our blog): http://livingstonesweb.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default . If everything is setup right, after you start using the reader, you can click RSS or Post Atom links on blog sites and Google will pop up and ask you if you like to subscribe in your personal iGoogle Page or your Google Reader App. I just hit the Google Reader button and all my blog updates can be found in ONE PLACE!!! If you have an iPhone, the Google Reader is really sweet on it!! I do a lot of blog reading in Grocery lines, etc.

I'm not too good at Technical Writing. So if these instructions don't work, or confuse the heck out of you. I can be reached on Skype, {mark(DOT)wills(DOT)tn} and I have a neat Remote Access program I can use to log into your PC and help you out.

More Google RSS Reader help can be found at: http://www.google.com/support/reader/?hl=en
Hope that make some sense.



Mark Wills said...

Does this post count toward my quota? ;-) Just kidding.

RC said...

Thank you! This is very helpful. We don't take your investment and caring for granted! I look forward to our community's ongoing development and interaction. You help in this process is so valuable to us!

Sarah said...

Thanks, Mark--I did it and it worked. Very cool. Either your directions were not confusing, OR I'm already confused, so I naturally understand them well. Anyway, I appreciate your explanations for those of us who are less technically literate, and I marvel at your extremely scary ability to remotely access other people's computers.

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