What Is RSS?

Definition
For most of us before we start using RSS it is a mystery to what it is.

There are a lot of discussions to what RSS means but the generally used term is Really Simple Syndication.

RSS makes keeping track of all your favorite sites Really Simple.

All blogs generate an RSS feed
It is a list of all their latest posts.
An RSS feed reader then gathers up all the feeds to the blogs you are interested in following and lets you know when new posts have been published.

What is an RSS Reader
An RSS feed reader is a site that lets you gather the feeds to the sites you like and orders them in a chronically organized list.
Whenever a new post is published to one of the sites you follow, it lets you know so you can read it.

Some of the most well known feed readers are Google Reader and Bloglines they are both free and work very well.

I use Google Reader myself.

Saves a lot of time
Because you just have to visit your feed reader site it saves you a lot of time. Instead of going around to all the blogs you like to see if they have published new content you just take a look at your feed reader and it lets you know automatically.

How do you add a feed to your Reader?
Luckily this is the easy part.
You can either just visit a blog and click on the link to “Subscribe to RSS” (This link goes to my feed) and usually they will give you the option to add it to your feed reader.

If they don’t just go to your reader, click add subscription and add the link to the RSS-feed. For example, mine would be https://feeds.feedburner.com/LookingToBusiness.

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