I wanted to share a great post by Seth Godin on RSS readers and RSS feeds. What you say? Read on, he makes the case for RSS as your choice for following website and content creators online! I use it daily to catchup on my favourite news and updates from website’s across the web, including Seth’s.
From Seth’s post, link below:
Other than writing a daily blog (a practice that’s free, and priceless), reading more blogs is one of the best ways to become smarter, more effective and more engaged in what’s going on. The last great online bargain.
Good blogs aren’t focused on the vapid race for clicks that other forms of social media encourage. Instead, they patiently inform and challenge, using your time with respect.
Here’s the thing: Google doesn’t want you to read blogs. They shut down their RSS reader and they’re dumping many blog subscriptions into the gmail promo folder, where they languish unread.
And Facebook doesn’t want you to read blogs either. They have cut back the organic sharing some blogs benefitted from so that those bloggers will pay to ‘boost’ their traffic to what it used to be.
RSS still works. It’s still free. It’s still unfiltered, uncensored and spam-free.
Includes resources on how to get up and running with a RSS reader and grab your first feeds! Oh don’t forget my RSS feed 😉 Here it is > http://brendanpiater.com/feed