So you’re probably reading this blog because you either like our content or are interested in learning more about Dale Carnegie Training of Birmingham, Alabama. But you might be thinking, man, it’s tough to remember to check back all the time to see if we’ve updated with any cool new content. Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered.
Some of you probably already know what an RSS feed is and how to sign up for our e-mail newsletter. But some of you probably don’t. So we want to take a minute to make sure everyone’s on board, because both of these tools are a great way to stay up-to-date on all of the new content on the Dale Carnegie Training blog — without having to remember to check back with us all the time.
RSS, which stands for Rich Site Summary, is a way to deliver to a user web content that is changing regularly. It allows a person to stay informed about new content without having to visit each of his or her favorite sites individually. It’s also a great alternative if you don’t want to sign up for a company’s e-mail newsletter.
My Yahoo, Bloglines and Google Reader are some of the most popular feed readers that aggregate all of your RSS feeds in one place.
So maybe you’re thinking, this is all fine and dandy, but how do I actually use them? To tap into a particular site’s RSS feed, all you have to look for is the big orange button.
Sometimes it’s a different icon, but for most sites, that’s what it looks like.
For the Dale Carnegie Training blog, it’s in the top right-hand corner of your screen and says “Posts.” When you click on it, you’ll be prompted to sign into your feed reader of choice. Then you’re done — simple as that. After that, start going to your other favorite blogs and looking for the big orange button on their pages. Click it to add their content to your reader and pretty soon you’ll have a growing list of your favorite stuff all in one spot. When you get some free time, simply sign in to your reader to catch up all you’ve missed.
If RSS feeds aren’t for you, you can always opt-in to a site’s e-mail subscription. Ours is next to the “Posts” button and says “Email.” Enter your e-mail, hit subscribe, and each new blog post we write will be delivered to your inbox. Easy, right?