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How can my blog visitors, or visitors to my newsfeed, subscribe to my updates?
RSSOwl is a powerful free tool to download and store your rss feeds.
Use headlines and list layout, or newspaper view.
This is a useful service, that is often described as the replacement for Google Reader.
If you are a Mac user you might want to explore Net NewsWire 4.
On-line since 2002, check it out here.
Happy news aggreation.
How RSS works?
Your Thirdsectorweb blog will have this rss icon featured in the design.
Clicking on this icon will enable your readers to subscribe to your blog updates - automatically.
RSS (most commonly expanded as "Really Simple Syndication") is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format.
An RSS document (which is called a "feed", "web feed", or "channel") includes full or summarised text, plus metadata such as publishing dates and authorship. Web feeds benefit publishers by letting them syndicate content automatically.
They benefit readers who want to subscribe to timely updates from favoured websites or to aggregate feeds from many sites into one place. RSS feeds can be read using software called an "RSS reader", "feed reader", or "aggregator", which can be web-based, desktop-based, or mobile-device-based.
Another great way to handle rss feeds is to use the free web browser Opera.
This browser really handles rss feeds in a simple and elegant way.
When you subscribe to a feed from the standard rss icon, Opera previews the feed for you and gives you the choice to cancel or subscribe.
When you subscribe you can simply access your feeds from the 'feeds' button at tht top of the browser. Simple.
Below is a short film, from the wydea posts on YouTube, that explains how really simple syndication works.