January 17, 2018

How to Subscribe to a Blog Feed

For many of you this may seem basic, but there’s a first time for everything….

Have you ever wondered how us “blogging experts” keep up on dozens or even hundreds of blogs a day? Do we visit dozens or hundreds of Web sites a day hoping that each one has posted new, worthwhile post(s)? Don’t we have lives? Don’t we have businesses to run?!?

The answer is that we subscribe to the feed from these blogs and collect them in one central location. I prefer NetNewsWire (Mac only!) while others prefer the browser-based Bloglines.

Unfortunately, subscribing to a blog feed is counter-intuitive. The very action we’ve been trained to do with Pavlovian perfection–clicking on a link–instead presents us with a page of XML mumbo-jumbo.

To that end, I’ve put together this little movie (at 10.2 MB it’s actually not that little) that walks you through the subscription process. Soon you’ll be able to subscribe to blogs with the best of ’em, keeping up on important industry information and staying ahead of your competition.

How to Subscribe to a Blog Feed: The Movie!

6 comments for How to Subscribe to a Blog Feed

  1. […] If you’ve just started with blogging, its time to get into your newsreader and start subscribing to feeds. Business blog consulting has a video to show you how.             […]

    Pingback by Bookmarks Explosion: 29 Dec 2006 — December 29, 2006 @ 8:02 am

  2. […] Over at Business Blog Consulting, Rich Brooks has written a brief tutorial on how to subscribe to RSS feeds. It even includes a step-by-step video to walk you through the process. […]

    Pingback by Does RSS Make Your Eyes Glaze Over? | Strategic Blogging — December 31, 2006 @ 2:12 am

  3. Does RSS Make Your Eyes Glaze Over?…

    Reuters has posted an article saying that only 2 percent of online consumers use RSS, and most of them are old coots like me. Why is that?
    Let’s face it, even with all the efforts to make RSS user-friendly (including the cool new icon), it&#8217…

    Trackback by Strategic Blogging — December 31, 2006 @ 2:12 am

  4. I found this site the other day [url=http://feedquickstart.com/]FeedQuickStart.com[/url] which does a really good job of explaining exactly what a feed is to non-technical folk.

    Perhaps anyone that publishes a feed should point potential subscribers in its direction ?

    Comment by Fat Fingers — January 6, 2007 @ 3:57 am

  5. […] My friend Rich Brooks from Flyte has tried to help with his post a few day back, How to Subscribe to a Blog Feed. Mike, from Converstations, the folks over at Business Blog Consulting, and I have tried to get the word out. You may wonder how people can regularly read dozens or even hundreds of blogs . Do these people visit dozens or hundreds of blogs a day, on the hope that each one has a new post worth reading and reviewing? How do they get any work done? Don’t they have lives?!? […]

    Pingback by How to Subscribe to a Blog Feed - Healthy WebDesign - Developing and Building Successful Websites for Independent Professionals — January 25, 2007 @ 5:22 pm

  6. hi

    how can i have my blogs rss address??


    Comment by leon — June 23, 2008 @ 12:05 am

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