RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a technology that allows easy access to new information posted on website or blog. RSS is commonly used on blogs and it provides an easy way for blog visitors to view every new entry that’s posted.
What this means for you
If you’d like to receive regular updates from the Natural Environment Blog, RSS allows you to do so. There are two options for subscribing to the Natural Environment Blog:
- Option 1: Subscribe via RSS feed
- Option 2: Subscribe via Email
Here’s an explanation of these two options.
Option 1: RSS Feed
If you choose to subscribe via RSS feed, you need to get (or sign up with) an RSS reader. An RSS reader presents the contents of the feed in an easy-to-read way. It also allows you to add feeds from other websites/blogs too. This means that you can keep up to date with all your favorite websites from one place - the RSS reader.
Some readers are downloaded to your computer, others are accessed online. Examples of online RSS readers include Google Reader and Bloglines. MyYahoo, and Google Homepage (iGoogle) also allow you to incorporate RSS feeds into your homepage. When you click the Subscribe button, you’ll notice some icons for popular RSS readers, like this:
All you need to do is choose one, then sign up. If you already have an account (say, a Google or Yahoo! account), that will make it even easier - jut choose that option. If this sounds confusing, don’t despair - RSS readers are actually very easy to use. Once you start using one you’ll wonder why you hadn’t done so before!
The easiest way to learn about RSS subscriptions is to try it - subscribe to the Natural Environment Feed and follow the prompts.
Option 2: Subscribe via Email
If RSS subscriptions sounds like too much hard work, you can always subscribe via email. This option enables you to receive updates to your inbox. There’s not much more to it. You simply receive an email every day there’s a update on the Natural Environment Blog. You won’t receive more than one email per day. If there are multiple updates, they are all incorporated in the daily email.
If this options sounds better for you, try it now - go to the blog homepage and enter your email address into the field where it says “Or subscribe via email”.