RSS is an easy way to keep up with updates from your favorite sites. Some of you may use the old way, aka bookmarks. The problem with using bookmarks is that you have to physically visit each site in order to check for updates which in turn can mean missing out on sites that update frequently, losing track with too many bookmarks, or seeing the same information on sites that update less often.
I won’t go in to too much detail about RSS but it’s basically a subscription. You know how you subscribe to your favorite magazines right? Well this is the same thing. When the site updates, you’ll see it in your RSS Reader or via email, depending on which method you choose.
Since there are several topics being covered here at A Cowboy’s Wife, you can easily miss an update if not subscribed. Posting is not scheduled here so there could be 3-8 updates a week.
USING AN RSS READER
When you subscribe to a blog (or any site that has RSS available) using Google Reader, you will see new, unread updates in bold. This makes it very easy to visually see what updates you need to read and it’s why I recommend this one.
GETTING UPDATES USING EMAIL
Maybe RSS Readers aren’t your thing; that’s okay because you can get updates delivered straight to your Inbox!
Each month a newsletter goes out that combines topics taken from both A Cowboy’s Wife and My Wooden Spoon. If you’d like to subscribe to that monthly newsletter, you’ll have the opportunity to win prizes only available to my newsletter subscribers, along with tons of great info, links, and recipes.