This is day 2 and post 2 But if I am realistic, I know that if I manage to keep a regular blog, it won’t be daily. So how are you, my reader to know that I have a new post up? You could visit every single day. That would look good on my stat counter, and would probably be good for my ego. But the much better answer is - via RSS.
If you don’t know what RSS is or if you do but aren’t using it you are missing out on half of the internet. RSS is what allows podcasts to work and it the quickest way to view a plethora of sites every day. (I read 30, not counting my podcasts) RSS stands for really simple syndication and it basically lets you know when blogs, podcasts, and websites are updated. It allows you to read them without actually visiting them in your browser It works much like e-mail with a headline (subject) and a preview pane that lets you read the body of the post. I prefer to get my feeds via my e-mail program. As a service to you, I’ll recommend a few excellent programs or services to help you read feeds.
I use Thunderbird as both my e-mail client and RSS reader
If you are a yahoo mail user, the new format has an RSS section
Gmail has a feed section (but I really don’t like it) a much better option is reader.google.com
If you use Microsoft Outlook, then try News Gator which works as a plugin
For Firefox users, (hopefully all of you) there are many extensions, none that I really love, but Wizz seems well supported and good
If anyone else has a suggestion they particularly love, leave it in the comment section.
I’ll end this post with the feed address of several of my favorite blogs and sites, there are no podcasts in this list
SBC related blogs
Sports related Blogs
InterfaceLIFT (Cool desktop backgrounds)