Thursday, May 15, 2008

RSS: An Untapped Resource

More than 90% of the world's internet users do not subscribe to blogs or newsfeeds or anything. Why? It's a mystery to me. But if you read a blog or news online, I urge you to check out RSS (Real Simple Syndication).

Subscribing to feeds is about the easiest, simplest thing in the world. Just look for the . Not subscribing is like swimming from California to Hawaii. Subscribing is like swimming across the kiddie pool. It makes things that easy. This is not an exaggeration! (Well, maybe a little)

Maybe people just don't know about subscribing to blogs or news. Here is a helpful video in understanding why it's a good idea to make use of RSS.

The main point is that you do not have to visit every blog or news site directly in order to read it. You can simply subscribe to your favorite blog on your reader and concentrate on reading, not on searching.

Recently, there was a post entitled A Step by Step Guide to Google Reader on the Desiring God Blog. Check it out. It is a great resource in understanding Google Reader and the importance of making use of RSS.

Also check out the official RSS Day website. It discusses the benefits of RSS and how it can help you.

Subscribing lets me know that you are reading my blog and enjoying it and making use of RSS is free and you do not have to give out any personal information.

This is my plea to you to subscribe to my blog and to others. I am not the only blogger in the world who likes to see that people are reading his or her material. Subscribing to blogs builds the bloggers credibility and gives us more of a reason to continue blogging. Read Abraham Piper's "22 Reasons to Subscribe" on his blog, 22 Words.

So, using RSS is simple and beneficial to both the reader and the blogger. You can always subscribe to as many blogs or news feeds that you like and unsubscribe to them whenever you like.

If you are still confused about subscribing, leave a remark! I would be more than willing to help you out.

I would love to have you subscribe to my blog!

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