I was surprised the other day to learn that my brother, who is a veterinarian by profession and oversees his own web site, had no clue about what RSS was.
So, how do you explain to someone why they should ‘subscribe to your feed’ when they have no idea what you are talking about? This is what I told him and fortunately, he got it the first time.
Its a way to read new content of any website on a single page, so you don’t have to remember each website’s address!
Its fairly simple to have a Google account and then click on Reader option and start adding sites that you want to see the newest content from. Also see here: A Quick Tour of Google Reader
I personally prefer Bloglines – another company that also lets you read your favorite sites on a single page – after signing up with them of course… you can see the sites I’ve added on my Bloglines here
I then showed him how to set up the his Google Reader since he already had a Google account.
Go ahead, click on any one of these orange icons and you’ll be taken to a page where you can choose one of your favorite readers to subscribe to my feed and you’ll be able to read the latest content of this site as I publish it.
While you are here, I urge you to take a look at the Most Commented posts from menu below the header image OR click on any of the posts displaying in the gallery and see if you like the conversations that follow on this blog.
Don’t forget to check out the Archives for some interesting posts either. Here are some of my favorites:
Any questions? still not convinced? don’t hesitate to come back and ask in the comments.