Hand the Feed That Bites

“Hi Shawn! I do read your site on occasion but I don’t remember to check it often. I won’t even pretend to say I pull it up every week to catch up. I’m just too busy with my hectic life to keep checking back.”

Hey kids! Shawn Thomas here with a special offer!

Do you often find yourself lost in a backlog of blog entries posted by your friends and feel like you have no hope of ever catching up? Do you often forget your best friends’ homepage URLs even though they’ve had them for years? Does this ever stop you from enjoying the interpersonal discourse that the Internet makes easy?

Well, do I have the product for you!

Did you know that you can read my blog entries without having to remember to visit my site? It’s true! Such wondrous technology exists! I know it’s such a hassle to remind yourself to read my electronic ruminations, so why not make it easier? Subscribe to my RSS feed!

What comes with a Phaysis Dot Com subscription? Everything you see here (except for the layout, and the page graphics, and all the other stuff). But that’s not all! Whenever I make a new entry, it will be posted instantly to my newsfeed.

How much effort will you expect to spend on this modern marvel? A lot? A whole lot? A crap-ton? It’s yours for the low, low price of EASY. It’s a patented process we call 1-2-3-Feed! Just follow this easy THREE STEP METHOD:

  1. Find an application called a “feed reader”. You can use one of the many, many readers that are offered as a service by many of the most popular websites. One popular example is Google Reader. Have a Facebook account? Use Facebook Reader! How about Myspace? Using one of these services allows you to follow all the newsfeeds you want without ever having to go to anybody’s website, no matter where you happen to be!
  2. If a site you love to read provides a feed, there are two easy ways to tell. The site will provide you with a link to their RSS or Atom feed, or your web browser will notify you with an orange “RSS” logo. Click either the link or the logo to find the URL of the feed. Copy that URL.
  3. In your feed reader application, find the “Add a feed” or “Subscribe to a feed” button. Press it. You should be given a form where you can paste the URL to the feed you want to subscribe to (copied in Step 2). Paste that feed. Finally, click Next.

That’s it! You should be subscribed! Yes, it’s that easy to follow anybody’s feed. Amazing!

Act now for a taste of the easy life. RSS Feeds are Standing By! Never be lost in blogging history again!