It’s not a disease; it’s a way to keep up with your favorite blogs. RSS means Really Simple Syndication.
If you read more than 2 blogs a day you should try a RSS feeder.
I use Bloglines; I’ve used it since before I had my own blog.
Here’s why I like Bloglines:
- It’s free.
- It was the easiest for me to use when I couldn’t find a subscribe button or the RSS feed page. I can add blogs by using the site address.
- It tells me when the blogs I like have updated with one click. No more wasted time visiting a site and not finding an update.
- I can clean out my favorites list because it keeps track of my favorite blogs.
- It lets me sort blogs into different folders.
- I’m able to check my favorite blogs from any internet connected computer.
- I can click through to the actual blog if I want to or just read the post in the reader.
It’s also a good idea to put a subscribe button on your blog. With Feedburner, the widget I use, any reader can click on the subscribe button and then choose from at least 15 RSS readers.
Don’t forget to subscribe to this blog if you haven’t yet. 🙂 The subscribe button is below the army man in my header image.