Keeping Up With The Blog

February 14th, 2008 | Team Ellusionist | Filed Under General

There are a number of ways to keep up with the latest blog posts. Some people just come back to the site several times a days to see if it’s been updated. There are a few automatic ways to be notified when the latest post has been written.

RSS Reader

Every blog has an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) Feed. These feeds are used by RSS readers (also called aggragators) to notify the RSS Reader that the blog has been updated. Typically all you have to do is provide your RSS Reader with the blog’s RSS url and you’re ready to go. Ours is http://feeds.feedburner.com/Ellusionist

You can read more about RSS and the various readers available here: http://blog.ellusionist.com/get-the-feed/

If you have a Google account, you can read and manage blogs through Google Reader. If you’re on a Mac and use Safari, Safari can act as your reader.

Also if you’re on a Mac running OS X and using Widgets, Thomas Detlefsen developed an Ellusionist Blog widget for us. You can download it here: http://blog.ellusionist.com/blogwidget.zip. Thanks Thomas, I installed it on my Mac this morning and it works great! Here are some images to show you what the widget looks like and what it looks like in the dock.

Ellusionist Blog Widget

Ellusionist Blog Widget

Ellusionist Blog Widget

1 comments

  1. Windows

    IE 7 and Firefox browsers both have RSS subscription readers

    Windows Vista Sidebar

    The sidebar has an RSS Reader Gadget. Subscribe to the RSS feed in IE, then go to the gadget options and choose the E feed.