RSS – A really simple way to stay up to date with my website

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. It’s a way to subscribe to a website. That doesn’t mean paying for it, it just means that when the website changes, you will be informed of the new content.

What you need is a feed reader, news reader or aggregator. You install the reader and every time you open it, it will check your subscriptions and tell you which of your subscribed websites have been updated.

The new Internet Explorer 7 contains a feed reader, but I prefer the open source Opera as a web browser and feed reader. I also use QuickNews on my Palm (this one is not free, it’s $14.99). Other readers include Google and Yahoo.

QuickNews is good for the content that I might want while I’m out and about like daily news. It downloads the feeds (and some MP3s) overnight using my wireless network, and it’s ready to go in the morning.

Click the subscribe link now (on the right of this column) and you will see more readers you can use. You might already have one, if so you can subscribe now. If not, download a reader now, instal it, and then subscribe.

Once you’ve got your feed reader installed, just look for the orange RSS logo or text like “Subscribe to my RSS feed” on any website. It’s ‘Really Simple’. My subscribe link is on the right, or just click here.

I’ll continue to write about motor sports, but I’ll also throw in other stuff I’m doing and other stuff I’m interested in. I hope you enjoy it. If so, please tell your friends to visit the site too.

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