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December 2004



Helpful Hint – Site Syndication

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Are you frustrated with the lack of offseason news? Are you tired of clicking blog after nonupdated blog each day only to be disappointed? If so, I would highly recommend taking advantage of the great power of site syndication. When I first started my blog on blogger, I was clueless about everything, especially about what site syndication was and why it was useful. Let me take a minute to enlighten you on what exactly it does for the readers. So pay attention readers.

By using a site’s syndicated feed, various news readers can pick up the feed, and monitor the site for new updates. One of the best news readers for blogs these days is a site called Bloglines. It allows you to create an account for free and subscribe to as many sites that offer syndication as you care to read. This is especially helpful for those pesky blogs that you love, but never seem to be updated often.

Here is a screenshot of what bloglines looks like.

When you log into bloglines, it allows you to see exactly who has updated and how many times. You see a snapshot of all the blogs you read without all the annoying clicks. If you want to stay up to date with this and many other sites this offseason, I really recommend doing it via Bloglines. If you have any questions about how to get started, please contact me, and don’t forget to subscribe to The View From The Bleachers.

Shameless Plug – Part II

There is a new blog on the market these days called The Goat Riders of the Apocalypse. It’s run by the author’s of Cub Fan Nation, Uncouth Sloth, Rooftop Report, and The Cubdom. Give it a look and see what you think.