Writing? Blogs? Blogs are on-line journals where people express
themselves through writing. Writing? Writing is the process where
one puts down words of a language on a format that others can
What in the world is up with the world of blogs? Blogs are meant
to be this great new technology where people can share their
ideas and interests with others around the globe. As far as I'm
concerned the state of blogs is one of chaos, confusion, and
There's a lot of blogs out there on the Web, most of which don't
entice one to go back regularly to read updates. What is missing
from these on-line journals that would essentially make them
'good' blogs? Well, the answers in life usually come down to
One of the main problems with the Internet these days is the fact
that there is so much information out there; it can be quite hard
to find the particular knowledge that you're looking for. It can
often feel like you're surfing waves of thick chocolate fudge
sauce and your honeycomb board has a crack that's getting wider
by the second.
I still consider myself to be a blog writing novice but as I've
got a few entries under my belt I can tell you about an
unexpected bonus of this journaling process. A lot of people
think that blog writers are just people who are tooting their own
horns blabbering on self-righteously about what they believe to
be true in life.
RSS (it stands for Really Simple Syndication, among other things)
is a relatively new technology that allows anyone who creates
frequently changing web content - news, blogs, current events,
etc. - to deliver their messages to interested readers with no
fuss, no muss and best of all - no spam! Currently, RSS is being
used by content-rich sites (mainly blogs and news centers) to
keep readers up-to-date on newly published posts or breaking
It's been a long day at work and you're in no mood to cook dinner
or go out. Time to count on the reliable pizza delivery guy.
Lemmings are cute, but dumb. If you tell them to jump off a
cliff, they will.
Have you ever read an article, intended to explain RSS in simple
terms that, begins well, but soon descends into confusing jargon
or information overload? If so, take heart, I was in the same
place a few months ago. Often the best way to understand
something, is to use it.
Welcome to part 2 of the article that aims to give you just
enough information to help you understand RSS and start using it.
Part 1 gave you simple instructions on how to read and subscribe
to an RSS site feed, part 2 will give you simple instructions on
how to publish your own.
RSS Feeds. RSS also known as rich site summary or real simply
syndication, arrived on the scene a number of years ago, but was
only recently embraced by webmasters as a means to effectively
With spam filters on high alert, delivering a newsletter by email
is not as easy as it was even one year ago. Should it reach your
subscriber's inbox (without getting siphoned into a junk folder),
it still has to vie for attention amongst dozens - or even
hundreds - of new messages.
RSS streamlines communication between publishers and readers.
Since RSS has had a popularity surge, webmasters have been
experimenting and using RSS feeds to deliver content in new and
Email, Instant Messaging, Blogs, RSS, Forums and Listservs:
What's Next? How do we keep Internet communication simple? Let's
start by taking a look at the different methods used to
communicate on the web. It is important to understand the nuances
and benefits of the different forms.
A blog is a type of website. It allows the website owner to
easily write messages that get posted to the site automatically,
often in a journal or diary-like style.
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