Many people are not yet used to “subscribing” to a blog. What you’re doing when you subscribe to a blog is receiving the RSS feeds… basically anytime a new post is made, you get the new RSS feed delivered
There are three primary ways to subscribe:
- Bookmark the RSS feed with your browser… this creates a “Live Bookmark” that is updated when new blog posts are made. (I like Firefox for this.. but Internet Explorer also allows it)
- Install a plug-in to your current email program (like Outlook or Outlook Express)
- Install a “News Aggregator”… basically like an email program for RSS feeds.
METHOD 1 – Bookmark it
1. Simply go to this page and bookmark it:
2. In Firefox, you can also click “Bookmarks” and then choose “Subscribe to this page.”
3. OR scroll down to the bottom of the blog and click on the “Entries RSS” link.
4. (Of course, you can always just visit the blog periodically to check in.)
METHOD 2 – an email plugin
For those of you who use Outlook or Outlook Express… here is a FREE program that will allow you to receive any RSS feed you want. This way updates are pulled directly into Outlook or Outlook Express from the internet… and displayed as if you had received an email. Pretty cool.
Other email programs I’m sure either have the ability to do it.. or have a plug-in to install.
METHOD 3 – News Aggregators
You can install a program on your computer that pulls in RSS feeds. They come in many varieties. A good place to start is this Wikipedia article. or simply search on Google. Don’t let it scare you off. This is just one of the ways to do it.
Hope that helps, and clears up some of the confusion.