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07 October 2008

Readers, please subscribe

This post is unashamedly lifted from Seth Godin's excellent blog

I take no credit for the post - all the credit is his, but I agree with it all and I think what he says is important for readers of this and other blogs.

If you subscribe to a blog, any blog, congratulations. Not only have you figured out how to keep up, for free, with huge amounts of information, you've done it in an elegant and efficient way. While it may be fun to try to remember which blogs you read and then go visit them in some sort of order, RSS and other subscription tools are way smarter.

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I can highly recommend a wide range of RSS tools, which can take your browsing efficiency way up.

And if you're not a subscriber (to this blog and others) today is a great day to start. RSS is a little like radio. Every blog and many news services 'broadcast' a tiny little signal that you can't hear, but your RSS reader can. (It's like a radio tuner). You tell the RSS reader which blogs and news feeds you like, and whenever it senses that signal, it goes out and grabs the post for you. Quick and free. With a good reader, you can easily keep up with 100 blogs in less than an hour.

Some media companies don't like RSS because it means you don't see their ads. I, on the other hand, love RSS because my goal is to reach people regularly, not just with the occasional juicy headline.

You can read the full article here on his site, rather than just my excerpt above.

If you want to subscribe to my feed, click on the orange button on the top right of this page under About.  Or, depending on your browser, in the address bar in Firefox 3 or on your toolbar in Internet Explorer 7.

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