For my Social Media for PR class’ week 7 reading assignment we were required to read Chapter 3 from “A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization” about RSS Feeds and blogs.
After reading this chapter, I learned that RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. This is simply the way that information is spread across the internet. Think your RSS feed as:
- A subscription, instead of getting your local paper delivered to your door every day, your paper is delivered to your desktop
I also learned that a blog is an RSS Feed, each blogging platform have built-in RSS feed technology, each blog post becomes part of the blog’s RSS feed. As I blogger I found this to be interesting.
I also learned how to create my own feed, which had to be the most helpful tip of all to me as an up-and-coming blogger:
- Create your own XML File
- Use software or a service to create your feed
- Use a CMS to serve as your feed
- Start a blog to serve as your feed