What is RSS feed?
RSS Feed among bloggers and other individuals that love acquiring information from the internet is not an unfamiliar word.To new internet users and other individual it may sound strange and incomprehensible. Here and now, we shall learn what it means. Its usefulness to internet users who love to stay up-to-date with news and other feeds. To also understand why, as a blogger, you need to add the Feed to your blog as a means of subscription option.
The RSS Feed
RSS is one of the most common features on blogs and websites. The orange icon stands out and mostly seen at the sidebar of blogs and websites. The orange icon is often referred to as Feed or web Feed. This Feed simple means Really Simple Syndication
How does it work?
RSS is completely free and easy to use. It is used by internet users to have an up-to-date report on their news feeds, blog posts and trends.
Using RSS Feed is not rocket science, all you need is a program called aggregator. The aggregator will not interfere with your daily work because it runs as a background application; it checks and updates you with new contents on websites, blogs and trending topics you frequent. And don’t forget you’ll have to have a working internet connection.
The Feed is a formatted file that typically contains brief snippets and summary information on a post. The aggregator is responsible for alerting you as soon as there is a new piece of information contrary to the ones you’ve seen or familiar with.
By subscribing to RSS on any website or blog feed. You get informed whenever there is a new post, you become the first to know. This will help keep you informed and on top of your game. Giving you interesting news that you need to be up-to-date with online.
The problem of bookmarking
The RSS Feed is used by millions around the world to keep informed with what they love, then why are all these RSS feed users not bookmarking their pages when they use web browsers? These are the reasons you don’t have to bookmark your sites no more;
- You will miss information when you forget to check your bookmarked pages in a day
- As a web surfer, you have to do all the work of surfing the websites or blog for information.
- Keeping tracks of many websites up-dates regularly will become burdensome and tiring.
- Your web browser may become congested with bookmarked pages.
The feed that changes everything
The RSS Feed program have changed the lives of millions around the world, it has uplifted the efforts of bookmarking and the burdensome responsibilities of coming back to check for new posts all the time on websites/blog bookmarked.
The RSS Feed has flipped the page of bookmarking, and it’s owning up to its name Really Simple Syndicate to millions. This program is often described as “News Feed”, but the description “subscriptions” seems more appealing.
How to use RSS Feed
Have you been bookmarking pages on your browser? If yes, then here’s a better way. All over the internet, there are many feed readers, however, to start with easy instructions and guide try Feedly. These Feed readers are like email, as you subscribe, information is delivered to you as it hits the net. The best and easier way to know how to use RSS Feed is to subscribe to one and give it a try.
To subscribe to the RSS Feed you need look in two places
On your favorite sites
In your browser
On Site RSS Feed
Visiting your favorite websites/blogs, you may notice little buttons and widgets appearing without the knowledge of what they are. These little icons, some orange, some counters, some number of blog readers, Atom, XML in many shapes and sizes are actually RSS feeders.
These icons are placed on website so that you can use them to subscribe to feeds (updates) from the website/blog. By seeing any of the above icons, it simply means that the website allows you to subscribe to its updates using RSS Feed.
In your browser
Browsers are built with the capacity to find and subscribe to RSS Feed; all you need do is to go the right hand corner of the browser address bar (Using Mozilla Firefox browser, UC browser or Google Chrome)
The above explanation may seem lengthy, what is RSS feed? How does it work? The problem of bookmarking, the feed that changes everything and you may still be skeptical about subscribing.
Please don’t be overwhelmed, the general idea here is to create a way to work more by doing less, to make life easier for you and to help you do what you love with ease. The alternative to RSS Feed medium is Email.
Entering your email in the space provided like, this process will lead to getting the sites updates directly to your email address. You can subscribe in this method, your email will be kept private and latest post summary will be delivered promptly to your email.