RSS Feed.. What the Heck Is It?

Being a new Mommy Blogger on the scene I’ve learned all kinds of things. I kept hearing about “RSS Feeds” and “Subscriptions” and had no clue what the heck it was. ‘Feeds’? I like to eat. Now that I know that it has nothing to do with food, I wanted to take a quick moment to share my knowledge. It’s actually pretty cool.

What is RSS?

Syndicated content, otherwise known as
Really Simple Syndication (RSS), is a popular way to distribute information from websites. Using RSS, a news site or a blog can feed its new articles or entries to a group of subscribers automatically.

How do I use RSS?

You need an RSS reader, such as Google Reader among others, to use RSS feeds. RSS readers allow you to find feeds and subscribe to them, so that content is delivered to you. After you have subscribed to an RSS  feed, headlines will become available in your reader. When you see a headline that interests you, just click it to view the full article.

 How do I subscribe to RSS?

Subscribing to a Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed is similar to subscribing to a magazine. When you subscribe to a magazine, each new issue is mailed directly to you. When you subscribe to an RSS feed, every time a new entry or post is published to the site, a link to the entry or post is added to your reader.

Ta Da! Cool right? Hope that helps 🙂

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