The RSS Feed

128px-feed-iconsvg.pngRSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is a web ‘feed’ in which subscribers can add your blog or web site to a feed reader, or a widget to their site. (Such as Google or Yahoo). This is a crucial marketing tool for bloggers. Once you know your RSS web address, you can then add to various marketing sites that help promote your writing.

For WordPress, the feed URL is http://yourblog.wordpress.com/rss. Of course, replace the yourblog with the blog I.D. name. How I added my feeds was simpler than I thought;

  • Go to your dashboard under your WordPress account.
  • Click Presentation
  • Go to Widgets
  • Add a text widget
  • Add the HTML by cut/paste the code from a free account at Feedburner.com
  • Don’t forget to save your settings. Now check your page and you can see the feed activated.

I like Feeddigest for the number of setting you can use to inset your blog as a feed straight into a web site. This includes many designs from JAVA, HTML, to even ‘picture. You can also compile more than one feed into one easy-to-add RSS feed to your web site. Feedburner is not the only site that provides this service, but I found a number of well known professional blogger sites recommend them.

Here is an example of my Multiply.com blog feed: (just one of many ways to post an RSS feed into a site or web site.

Frooty's Multiply.com Journal

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I added RSS feeds via Feedburner to my personal site as well as my Writer’s Workshop site, and the feed blends seamlessly.

Not all RSS feed web site addresses will be the same. Its best to find the web sites’ forum or even Google for the specific address.
add to del.icio.us :: Add to Blinkslist :: add to furl :: Digg it :: add to ma.gnolia :: Stumble It! :: add to simpy :: seed the vine :: :: :: TailRank

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One response to “The RSS Feed

  1. Jo

    I just added you to my writer’s resource page at http://cornerscribe.com/wordpress/writing-resources/

    Thanks!

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