Shiny new RSS feed

Posted on 24/07/2009 at 14:01:30 by MakTheYak
 

Hey Yak fans! Check it out - we've got a shiny new URL for your RSS feeds.

If you don't know what I'm talking about, this probably doesn't concern you as much, but I'll explain later. For those that get exactly what I'm on about, you will want to point your RSS reader at this new address: http://feeds.feedburner.com/theyakshack.

This has the dual purpose of a) providing an address that isn't going to change, even if the site does. This means I can tinker to my hearts content and flip the site on it's head if I wanted to but all your news will still come through the same place. And b) it tells me how many of you lovely people are actually reading what I'm writing. This allows my ego to be inflated (or crushed, depending on the results) in real-time. Science in action!

For those of you who are still in the dark about RSS, let me explain. It stands for 'really simple syndication' or 'rich site summary'. It all boils down to being able to read all the news and updates from the sites you are interested in all in one handy location.

Online, there's Google Reader. For the Mac there's NetNewsWire. For PC there are plenty available but you'd better hunt around as I haven't found one I really love yet...

Try it out - you might just like it!


 

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