Thursday, May 1, 2008

Update on Feeds, Emails, Subscriptions, etc.

By request, here's a quick primer on how to get notified when new posts are added, with a brief description of each option:

Get The Low Bar Feed

If you prefer to use a feed reader, this is the option for you. If you don't know what a feed (or RSS) reader is, or much about them, then no need to worry about this option. However, if you have a BlackBerry, iPhone, TREO, or some other mobile gadget you use to check emails or text messages, or if you find that you are frequently checking your favorite sites for updates, you might want to look into feed readers, and learn a bit about RSS in general. It's quite handy.

Feed by Email (Once Daily)

This blog uses FeedBurner to syndicate the posts, and FeedBurner has a nifty little feature that will publish to email also. The only drawback is that emails only go out daily, so if you want to receive a post by email when it is published, see the next option. If you prefer getting notified only once per day - also referred to as a daily digest - then this is for you.

Email Subscription (via Google groups)

If you don't know much about feeds/RSS, or if you prefer receiving a copy of my posts via email as soon as they go up, this is your best bet. You can also choose to receive a daily digest if you want just one notice per day.

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