3/30/2004

RSS & Post titles

A good friend of mine asked me yesterday if my blog provides an RSS feed. Never having used it, I did some investigating, and yes, blogger does provide RSS newsfeeds. They're automatic for those hosting on Blogspot, but for those of us using blogger to publish to our own FTP site, they simply need to be turned on.

What's an RSS feed? It's basically a version of your blog that other programs can read directly and format however they want. What kind of a program would do that? Well, a news aggregator like NewsGator for one. I just installed it and put all my favorite blogs and news sites in there, and it rocks.

One thing I noticed is that if you don't use "titles" in your posts, it just takes the first few words as a title. Sometimes this doesn't really make sense. So I'm thinking about starting to actually use titles for my posts. I'm trying it out with this post, to see what it's all about.

Anyway, if you'd like to aggregate my blog, you can use the "RSS" icon on the right.

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