Blogger Tutorials

December 14, 2010

I have been blogging for almost 3 years now. Throughout those 3 years I have spent a lot of time trying to learn about blogger, html, and how it all works.

I have written a few tutorials & tips about what I have learned but most of them were posted on my other blog, which is now my shop.  I have invited the tutorials to import themselves into this blog so that they can actually be viewed and not just stored away :)

On the sidebar you will see a little note that says "bloggy tips" just click that and you will be able to view them all.

Meanwhile, I will re-post this tutorial...

What are RSS FEEDS?
It took me a really long time to understand what RSS is and why I would want to use it!
Hopefully this will be helpful if you are as lost as I was. 

 Here it is in plain old mom blogger english....
OR if you are a visual learner watch this.

If you are like me you have a little morning routine... Get up, get breakfast, turn on the news, watch the weatch, and get the laptop started up to check my email and do some blog reading! {anyone else do this?}

Once you get on the computer do you have a bunch of blogs you like to look at on a daily basis to see if anything new has been posted?
Well instead of taking the time to GO to each blog, have the blog come to you.

Every time you subscribe to RSS you are collecting the posts from the blog and putting them into what is called a "reader" or a collection area.

You can go into that "reader" and read all the newly updated posts,
from several different blogs, all on one page!

Great huh!

Now, your probably wondering how you get a "reader" and use it?
Easy!
Everyone has a "reader" already!

When you are logged into your blogger account in the top right hand corner it says
 "My Account"
Click on that.
Then in the middle of the page you will see "reader"
Click on that.
TA DA!

Read everyone's new posts all at once!

What if you want to subscribe to someone's RSS feed but they
don't have anywhere on their blog to do so?
Easy!
Go to the blog that you want to subscribe to.
On you internet brower you should see a little icon that looks like this:

Click it, and it will re-direct you to their feed!
The just click "Subscribe to this feed"

Happy blog reading!
I hope this was helpful! Ask me any questions you have!

Feel free to subscribe to my feed! :)

7 Comments:

Liz said...

Woohoo!! Thanks for the tip (in plain, mommy-blogger, English! ;)

Ellen Marie "Mama" Pike said...

I have been wondering about RSS Feeds so I am going to study this and may get back with you if I have a question.

Michelle said...

Thanks for the information. I'm going to share this post on twitter using share at the top of your blog next to follow by the rss feed you shared with us.

Holly said...

Great explanation! I am always on the look out for the more techy info (not my strong point). Thanks for stopping by 504 Main today!

Holly

Tania said...

Love it!!!! Finally understand it.
Now im going to start doing this :)

Dawn said...

Thanks so much for this. And love the "bloggy tips." When I have more time I'm definitely coming back to study up. Thanks again.

Dawn said...

Sorry to jump back to your comments so quickly but just thought of a question...do you use a photoshop program or anything for headers? I'm thinking of purchasing PS Elements 9 to edit my photos a bit but also so I can attempt to do a blog header (you have inspired me :)). Thanks!!

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