Topic: Blogging Basics
I have the capability of receiving an e-mail when someone posts a comment to this blog, but I want to explore the possibility of using RSS (Real Simple Syndication) with other blogs and Web sites that offer this feature.
I read about several free RSS readers and downloaded SharpReader. It was highly recommended in several articles. I also needed a free download from the MS Web site to make it work, but the directions were easy to follow. Now I can subscribe to sites that offer an RSS feed and can check for updates by opening the RSS reader window, rather than having to go to each individual site. I'm going to be cautious at first- just set up feeds for a few sites such as Will Richardson's blog, until I see how this works.
I think I see some potential here though- imagine blogging your school newsletter and suggesting that parents use an RSS reader to stay updated. I like the push technology here!