I am, by far, the most technologically UNSAVVY person imaginable. I have spent hours trying to figure out WHAT a subscription feed actually does, WHY people would want to subscribe to my site, and WHY they can’t just bookmark it like they did back in the old days (like, the late 90′s).
It’s a wonder that I even have this blog. If you asked me again how I got it up and running, I will get up myself, and run away, from you. Because I honestly don’t know. For all I know, at some moment I must’ve ran out of my office in frustration, a monkey slipped through the window, sat down and smacked some keys with a couple bananas and voila! Soupbelly was spawned.
….because who names their website Soupbelly, anyway?
But, I MIGHT have figured out the purpose of these ‘feeds’. When I first googled the definitions for RSS, feeds, subscriptions, etc. I almost cried, because I felt like an idiot. I still didn’t get it. Why add more complication to your life? Why change the way you navigate through your websites?
Then I read the explanation here (click here.). It explains very simply, that an RSS feed (or Really Simple Syndication feed) is a special button on a website that you click to subscribe to new posts, displayed instantly in an organized manner.
This RSS option is suppose to make your life simple again if:
- If you spend way too much time manually typing in each website on your browser.
- If you spend way too much time scrolling through the muck in your bookmarked lists to find quality reading material.
- You are, unabashedly, a big fan of my website and want to be updated on every fascinating post, immediately.
I have installed a ‘Subscribe by Email’ option on the top right-hand side of my sidebar. Click it, and it will direct you to a page asking you which e-mail address you want the subscription to be fed into.
I have also installed a ‘Subscribe to comments’ button under each Title post. That gives you updates on comments of a particular post. Those updates can be viewed through your browser, or at least, that’s how it’s shown on mine.
If you still have problems, or are confused…oh look! A monkey! (*runs away*).