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I Was Surfing the forums today, and I found a post with an interesting line.

What is RSS? Personally, I don’t care anymore. I just want it OFF my site. It looks bad for me to have things on my site that don’t work, that I don’t understand and probably wouldn’t use anyway.

After I read it, I was like, woah – slow down buddy! So let’s have a talk about RSS. It stands for “Really Simple Syndication”, if you didn’t know.

First of all, if you really want to know if it should be on your site or not, try doing some sort of a poll in your posts – see what your readers think! Some people will always know what RSS is, but never use it. Some people live off it, it’s your choice. Myself, I’m not a big fan of RSS – yet it somehow works it’s self into all of my sites. (like this one, just check the sidebar). That’s because I know other people use it – and it makes reading my blog easier for them. If you want someone’s feed, most blogs have a link to it, sometimes with the famous orange icon.

When you have RSS, you have a Feed. For example, mine would be: wpadvanced.wordpress.com/feed/rss/. That page gives you a summary of all my latest posts. You can do the same thing with comments. It gives you info like my blog name, and the title of each post is linked. Now, you can subscribe to my feed. Up near the top of the page, on any feed, will be a yellow bar.

SubscribeToFeed

That bar gives you the option of subscribing to a blog using a reader, some popular ones are Google, and My Yahoo (I’ll explain more on these another day). It’ll make reading your blog a lot easier for your visitors – and if you include a link to it then it’s your choice. But at least you know what it is now!

I’ve included a poll below, why not answer?

Thank You,

wpadvanced.

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