Tuesday, August 26, 2008

How To Receive Updates From this Blog

If you would like to receive updates from this blog, or any other blogs, but do not regularly check the Internet, then you may want to consider one of the following two options.

The first is to sign up through email. You can do this by simply entering your email address in the box on the top right side of the home page of this blog.

The second option is to use a news reader service. A "reader" is simply a program that collects news updates for you (much like an email program collects emails). The benefit of using a reader is that you can have news/updates delivered to one location, without having to take the time to check a number of websites. It is like having the mail delivered to your door instead of making separate trips to the electric company, water company and phone company to pick up your bills.

How To Use a Reader
To get started with a reader, first select the type of reader you want to use. There are a number of readers available. I use Google reader (because I also use the Google email service, called Gmail). It is fairly easy to use and gives a variety of options for organizing the information in your reader. Bloglines is also a popular reader service, as well as Yahoo.

This is simplified on this site because you can subscribe to these feed readers by simply clicking on the link on my blog that says “Subscribe to OneManTrying” and offers the option of “Posts” or “All Comments.” Click on the “Posts” button and select one of the services. The reader service will then walk you through the set up process.

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