RSS – How To

RSS stands for “Rich Site Summary”, or “Real Simple Syndication”. In plain english, RSS is a way to have the Morning Brief delivered to you like email. Each time we add a post, you get an email with the story. No more having to keep checking the Morning Brief to see if we’ve added anything.

One of the better explanations of RSS and Live Bookmarks is from the folks at Mozilla, which produces our favorite browser, Firefox, and our favorite email client/news reader, Thunderbird.

We heartily recommend both of those products which can be downloaded free by clicking the links above.

If you want to try using a “newsreader” to get our syndication feed, Thunderbird has a very simple set up. Even if you are married to your current email program and don’t want to switch, you can use Thunderbird as your RSS newsreader.

Here is a peek at our RSS syndication feed:

If you have or install Thunderbird, here are the easy to follow instructions on how to set it up. Remember to copy the Morning Brief syndication link (the link right above this paragraph), as you’ll need to paste it into Thunderbird.

Or just follow these step-by-step instructions for Thunderbird:

* copy this URL
* then in Thunderbird, go to New acccount
* News & Blogs
* Manage subscriptions
* Add
* OK

For those of you married to Outlook, here is an add-on program called “RSS Popper” and will allow you to get RSS feeds via email. (click RSS Popper link to download)

Don’t be intimidated by all of the jargon. It’s actually easier than setting up email. If all else fails, and you can’t get RSS to work on Firefox, email me and I’ll walk you through it. Once you’ve used RSS, you wonder how you ever got along without it.

This is an XML content feed. It is intended to be viewed in a newsreader or syndicated to another site. So just copy the url of this page into your rss-reader: (not a link to be clicked, but rather, to copy and paste into your RSS-reader.

If you’re lucky enough to have a Gmail account, you can one-click our RSS feed to your Google RSS Reader, or Google Home page:

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