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Those orange RSS or XML buttons are popping up everywhere these days. I didn't have a clue what they were, so I did some research. Of course, my service provider (and when I say service provider, I mean, the most awesome, shouldn't-build-a-website-without-it-so-don't-even-think-about-it, all-kinds-of-handy-tools-and-freebies-and-help-and-resources, service provider, Site Build It!) provided me with all kinds of help on RSS.

That was a mouthful, I'm going to need a break.

Okay, I'm back.

RSS? It's "the next big thing" -- you can use it to get newsfeeds from CNN or BBC, as well as just about anything else, including news on upcoming movies, DVD releases, your favorite band's tour updates, etc.

Once you get started, it's like having your favorite parts of the Web come to you. No need to go out and check for updates all the time.

In other more bookmarks. Woohoo!

"RSS" means "Really Simple Syndication." But that is just a fancy way of saying that you can keep up with all the updates to the Bible Stories Library without having to check the site every week to see "what's new." Whenever I put up a new page or update an old one, I release it through RSS. And...

I also include reminders of my services and make other special posts from time to time. It's basically a small blog about my site.

RSS is truly amazing. No e-mail. No spam. It's so easy to subscribe and unsubscribe. If you decide that I'm not longer worthy of your time (heaven forbid!), you just have to delete the feed.

It's amazing! But I've already said that.

And once you start, you'll be tracking all your other favorite interests and news in the world in no time.

How do you get started?

Download free RSS Reader first (skip to bottom if you do not want to download software). This is special software that reads the "RSS feeds" from the largest news organizations right down to me, the largest Christian ebooks Guy...

No problem!

Windows -- RssReader (this is the one I use)

Mac -- NetNewsWire

Once you're set up, here's all you have to do...

Right-click (control-click for Mac users) on any orange RSS button on a site, blog or news source that interests you. Start by right-clicking on the orange button below. Then...

icon Select Copy Shortcut ("Copy Link to Clipboard" for Mac), and paste that URL into your RSS Reader.

And that's it! You're subscribed.

Right-click and get started.
icon Subscribe to my RSS feed


Don't want to download new software? Yahoo! and MSN and Google have fantastic, one-step solutions. Just click one of the links below...

Add RSS to your "My Yahoo!"

Add RSS to your "My MSN"

Add RSS to your "My Google"
Add to Google

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