Thursday, September 14, 2006

Why you need

an RSS feed on your blog... by Mellifluous

There once was a mom of two who was home trying to spend time with her children and sometimes get a little housework done. Well, she had this computer in her kitchen, so she often got distracted from the dishes by her computer. Qwerty, her kitchen computer, lured her in to checking her favorite blogs often to look for updates. His main purpose was supposed to be storing recipes, but he was a computer, so he multi-tasked.

Along came Microsoft...Mell's friend...who made this cool thing called Internet Explorer 7 RC1. RC1 wanted to save Mell time by keeping track of who updated their blogs using RSS feeds. Mell was happy to add many of her fav blogs to her feed page, and therefore saving valuable seconds that could be spent adding dirty dishes to the dishwasher which would in turn allow her more time with the precious children God had entrusted her with...

But RC1 couldn't help her with all her blogs, because some of her blogga buddies did not know that they had access to RSS feeds. And so Qwerty, RC1, and Mell asked her friends...

"please won't you turn on RSS feeds? Please?"

And her friends said, "

6 Comments:

At 12:55 AM, Blogger Sherrie said...

"Of course! For you, the world"

 
At 12:58 PM, Blogger DenverSop said...

"Sounds like a brilliant idea! Consider it done!"

Now, as a busy reader, how do I take advantage of this technology? Is Internet Explorer 7 RC1 a free upgrade by chance?

 
At 7:44 PM, Blogger Mellifluous said...

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/search.aspx?displaylang=en

 
At 12:18 PM, Blogger mle said...

Um, am i already an RSS blogger or am i non-RSSer? This RC1 thing- it's a program that lets you monitor other blogs for updates? so i put in the addresses i want monitored and it alerts me by using this RSS thing? and it's downloadable at the site you listed here? have i got this all straight? (for my being an intelligent woman, i absolutely hate how truly computer illiterate i am...)

 
At 10:05 PM, Blogger Mellifluous said...

Well, MLE, you aren't don't have an RSS feed on your blog. So go into the Change Settings area on blogger dashboard to the Site Feed tab. This is where you can make the change.

So RC1 is Release Candidate 1...which is an almost ready to release version of Internet Explorer. If you download it, I will be happy to give further instructions on how to add feeds to your favorites. :)

 
At 3:56 PM, Anonymous Phyllisa Conlin said...

O.k. I've been beating my head against this for days (I'm still learning to code mostly by looking at code that works to find out why mine is not.) only to find out that my RSS feed is working in Firefox. The question is, is it working in IE?

 

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