What Is RSS?

I've been seeing orange RSS or XML buttons more and more, and it took a while for me to figure out how they work and whether they would help you, as a visitor to my site.

Yep! I reckon it could be pretty useful, but just in case you are a little puzzled, as I was, here's some info about how they work.

Your Automatic Personal News Update!

It's "the next big thing" -- you can use it to get newsfeeds from CNN or BBC, as well as just about anything else, including information from your favorite websites without having to give out your email address (and if you value your privacy that's got to be a plus, hasn't it?).

Once you get started, it's like having your favorite parts of the Web come to you. No need to go out and check for updates all the time.

You don't even need to bookmark the websites you decide to get these RSS feeds from. At last my favorites links menu just might get shorter - instead of longer, know what I mean?

"RSS" means "Really Simple Syndication." But that is just a fancy way of saying that you can keep up with all the updates to Your Diabetes without having to check the site every week to see "what's new." Whenever I put up a new page or update important information on an old one, I release it through RSS. And...

I can also include diabetic news items that are important to know about and make other special posts from time to time. It's kind of a small blog about diabetes.

There is so much great information on this site, including useful free publications and tips. People love "stumbling" upon those pages. They later write to tell me that they "found it useful, too!" Now, there's no need to hope you "stumble" upon the important pages you want to know about...

I can share them with you from time to time through RSS. This gives you my latest information, recipes, stories and news without you having to spend hours on the site.

You Are In Control..

Yes, RSS is amazing. If you can't tell, I'm completely addicted to it. No e-mail. No spam. It's so easy to subscribe and unsubscribe. If you get tired of me <SOB>, you just have to delete the feed. It's awesome!

And once you start, you'll soon be tracking all your other favorite interests and news in the world.

How do you get started?

Easy (now that I know, that is! ha! ha!). Download a free RSS Reader first. This is special software that reads the RSS feeds...

Windows -- RssReader
http://www.rssreader.com/ (This is the one I use, I like its simple to use layout).

Mac -- NetNewsWire

Once you're set up, here's all you have to do...

Right-click (control-click for Mac users) on any orange RSS button on a site, blog or news source that interests you. Start by right-clicking on the orange button below. Then...

copy and paste Select Copy Shortcut ("Copy Link to Clipboard" for Mac, "Copy Link Location" for Firefox browsers), and paste that URL into your RSS Reader.

And that's it! You're subscribed.

Right-click and get started.

Don't want to download new software?
Subscribe through My Yahoo! or My MSN or Google...

Add to My Yahoo!
Add your-diabetes.com RSS to your "My Yahoo!"

Add your-diabetes.com RSS to your "My MSN"

Add to Google
Add your-diabetes.com RSS to your Google homepage.

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