Before I became a blogger, I had no idea what subscribing to an RSS feed meant. To me it sounded like some fancy computer language that I wanted nothing to do with. Once I learned what it was and began using it, I realized how wonderful it was! I often get asked often what it means to subscribe and how to do it, so I wanted to explain it in simple non computer like language terms. Because after all, that is what I understand the best.
RSS stands for “really simple syndication.” Basically, it’s like subscribing to your favorite magazine or newspaper, or bookmarking your favorite website. Every time a new article is written, you feeds will update. In fact, you could even think of subscribing to an RSS feed as bookmarking, because that’s exactly what it is. Instead of using “bookmark tabs,” you can subscribe and have everything in one place.
This is really helpful because it saves you a ton of time. Instead of hitting “refresh” or searching the web checking to see if your favorite blogs have wrote a new post, you can just check your feeds. It will automatically update with the newest post from your favorite blogs.
For me, I really enjoy reading blogs in my RSS Reader. It is simpler to me, easier, and again, time saving. If I want to leave a comment on that post, I just click the title of the post and it will take me to the blog.