Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Reading Tools (RSS Aggregator):

I do not consider myself a good teacher but since I have something to share, I feel I have got to nonetheless. Blogging is great, getting to know how best to keep in touch with all your favourite blogs without visiting the blogs unless you want to leave a comment is greater. And being able to have all the blogs urls in a feed called RSS without forgetting any is the greatest. RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication". It is a way to easily distribute a list of headlines, update notices, and sometimes content to a wide number of people. It is used by computer programs that organize those headlines and notices for easy reading. Visit http://rss.softwaregarden.com/aboutrss.html

Back to the issue at hand, how does one get to keep all the blogs and other interesting websites close to one’s heart? There are some tools designed to fulfil this role. I am sure a lot of us know what I am talking about, but this lesson is meant for the rest of us that is yet to know about this opportunity.
There are some tools available for bloggers to keep in touch with all the blogs they read by getting regular update each time a blog is updated. This is made possible via blogline, google reader, newsreader (to mention just a few) which will enable you subscribe to all the blogs your read
Step by Step of using an RSS Aggregator/Reader:
Step one:
(using blogline for example): Log on to www.bloglines.com and create an account:
Step Two:
Click on the"ADD" text to your left below the feed, and when a box with “subscribe message shows up, then you type in the url of the blog you want to subscribe to
Step Three: After adding all the blogs you prefer ,which I believe will be a continuous exercise, all the blogs you subscribed to will appear in bold letters until you click on them to read. The subsequent posts of the already added blogs will be the ones in bold letter if there is a new update


Tips on keeping up with comments on different blogs visited:
Do you know you can keep track of all post comments of each blog you have visited if you left a comment? It will be nice to do this so as to know if the blogger is giving you a feedback or wants to generate a discussion. Some of us are guilty of not responding to comments meant for us, which is not good enough in blogville. Anytime, you are leaving a comment, try and tick the small box in front of “email follow-up comment to (your email address) then the deed is done!!!
Please rate this teaching to make me better in the future from 5 (poor), 10 (good), 15 (very good) to 20, (excellent)

I think you should know:
I just finished an interesting and refreshing session of Yoga and aerobics classes. Believe me, nothing could be better. You might want to try this too. You get home training if you want too. This is for Naija bloggers though since the instructor resides in Nigeria except you want to pay for his trip to meet you where you are (lol). To contact the instructor, send an email to blazingdaola@gmail.com or call 234-805-773-4783

20 comments:

Charizard said...

Hmmn! stress Opera will do it for you in a wink!....

Standtall I don reply ur email sinceee! buh I'll resend it though...except there's a difffreent one ur speaking of...

Jaybabe said...

3 in a row...

1.Thanx for the lesson. Will definetely log into the link and subscribe.
2.Thanx for stopping by my page.
3. Thanx for the birthday well wish. Means a lot to me...

How you doing sef?

LG said...

thanks for d info and mi advert, lolll, i ll try it sha.


*how r my cuties????
(dont reply to dis plz, lol)

Afrobabe said...

Hmmm..this looks like a great idea...

will def be trying it out...

Sasuke said...

ignorance is bliss oh! i didn't know it could be dis simple. God bless you plentifully.

Don said...

i think it was a 20, excellent. i am impressed. i keep saying that i am going to hit up bloglines. now i have no excuse. thanks for sharing.

shalewa said...

That was helpful and rather easy.I always thot those stuff required some programming know-how.And with the rating,i'll give u a 10 no 15.
U got the mssg across in a simple way.takia

Today's ranting said...

Its really funny that I cant really navigate thru blogger.com. IM THAT LAZY OO. Thanks for the information.How Can I add a blog roll to my blog? I will give you 17out of 20.

Onome said...

OMMGGGG am on ur blogroll yippeeee!!! errr..dis lesson is really long..i'll come back to it wen ders less work and more time on my hands..gracias muchos for d info and thanx for stoppin by:-)

Standtall said...

@ Today's Ranting:Got ur comment on mi-blog. To add blog roll, simply go to "LAYOUT" on ur blogger account.Click on "add a page element". Then you would see different functions in the box that pops up. Click on the one that says add "Blog List (New!)
Show off what you read with a blogroll of your favorite blogs" or "Link List. Add a collection of your favorite sites, blogs, or web pages". The click "add to blog". Itt easier from there cos u just start inserting the blogs urls. Good luck. Let me know if you have more questions.

For all y'all, I will respond to all your comment pretty soon. Forgive me for jumping to Today's Ranting's

Today's ranting said...

Thanks babes! Its a very simple thing to do sef.

archiwiz said...

Ahhhh... Geek in the house... Cool lesson.

AlooFar said...

Geek, thanks.

dat one okrika girl...xyz said...

The teaching is a 20, easy to comprehend.

I really want to try yoga, but I'm a bit apprehensive. I'm not flexible enough, or have the stamina but mostly not too comfortable with having my big body contortioned (sp?) into unusual forms for everyone to see.
How long have you been doing yoga?

Standtall said...

@Charizard: you might what to teach us how to you Opera. We will appreciate

@Jaybabe: you are welcome mi-lady and I am fine. Thanks for asking

@Sasuke: have you tried it out yet?

@ Don: 20!!! Waoh that's a lot. I am blushing. Sorry blacking since I am black

@ Shalewa: thanks a lot. Have you tired it?

@Today's Ranting: you r welcome. Have you done it? Let me go check ur blog to know

Archiwiz: me geek???? okay o

Aloofar: you to is "geeking" me?

@dat one okrika girl: u too gave me 20!!! My head is swelling. Started yoga this yr. I do it on and off and trust me if you try it, you will change ur opinion about everything. And why cant u flunt ur body? Big isbeautiful ke. You may be comfotable starting with aerobic though

EkoVlog said...

Very valuable lesson :) & you've got a great blog!

aloted said...

babes! thanks for this o...u r a life saver...i will go investigate bloglines now...
mwuah I rate you excellent!

aloted said...

testing testing..lol..you don't have to accept this...just testing that the follow up email thingy works

Courtney said...

Hey...thats pretty cool...i didnt know about any of that. im rather computer/internet ignorant to what's out there. Thanks for posting that. i may check it out for my own when i have some spare time.

Tairebabs said...

Cool post. Didn't know about that website. will check it out.

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