Monday, December 15, 2008

SUBSCRIBING TO BLOGS

As blogs become more and more popular, you might find it difficult to keep up with all of them. It's time consuming to log onto your favorites only to find there haven't been any new postings. Well, did you know you can set your computer to automatically download posts whenever there is an update? It will go into your email mailbox for you to read at your convenience.  

Here's how:  after logging onto a blog....look at the URL address bar at the top of the page.....you'll see a RSS icon, usually blue and white on the far right.  Click on it.  You'll get a pop up menu.....click on RSS.  That will open a second window of the blog you are reading....with a menu box on the right.  At the bottom of the list of options, you'll see ACTIONS - click on subscribe in mail.  That's it.....you'll have a new mailbox in your email program for that blog.  At first you may get a bunch of emails....delete the ones you've read and from then on....you'll be the first to know when there's a new post.

On my blog....I've also provided a link you can follow....it's on the right, just below my header. Just click on the blue text and follow the instructions above.

See ya soon!

1 comment:

Anita said...

Mary you're right on top of this technology stuff!
I didn't do this on purpose, but in "blogspot" when I made a blog list for my blog site there was a check box to add the last date that someone's blog updated. I checked it by accident, so now each time one of the blogs I follow has an update, it moves to the top of the list and tells when (in hours or days)it was updated last. Cool accident! Check it out.