Sunday, July 14, 2013

How To Subscribe To A Blog

Yesterday was a fun day for us, but nothing you'd want to read about.  We drove to Stillwater to Riverfest to watch a band that used to play at our bookstore's music night, 4ever1.   They were great.  We then went to a family graduation party.

Since this isn't really related to life on Bleecker Mountain, I'm going to repost an entry from our Drift Away blog on how to subscribe, since I know that many of you do not want to miss anything here.

You're welcome.

Many people follow blogs by clicking on the "follow" button. This is fine for blogs you want to follow when you have free time to do so, but what of blogs you don't want to miss? Perhaps a family member or friend out cruising the Great Loop? For these, consider subscribing.

The process for subscribing is pretty easy. Some blogs, like Drift Away, have a prominent subscribe button someplace on the page. Ours is on the right.

Other blogs have a small link at the bottom of the page that might say something like "Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)". Click the subscribe button and you'll be brought to a page that states...

"You are viewing a feed that contains frequently updated content. When you subscribe to a feed, it is added to the Common Feed List. Updated information from the feed is automatically downloaded to your computer and can be viewed in Internet Explorer and other programs."

Below that will be a link that says "subscribe to this feed". Click it. A pop-up window appears with the blog name and feed location. Leave these be. Check the box that says "Add to favorites bar".

If you use Internet Explorer, you'll notice a new icon with the blog name next to it.

When you click on the button, a list of blog postings will appear. Ones you haven't read will be bold, and ones you have read will be grey. Now here's the cool thing. The feed will automatically look at the blog and if a new posting is made, the name of the blog will be bold, so you'll know that there's something new to read. You can change the title of the button by right clicking on it and clicking on the rename function.

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