Nerdy Lifestyle Changes: RSS Feeds
Part of being the best nerd you can be involves keeping up with nerdy news. There are tons of blogs and other services out there to keep you up on what’s happening, but up until this point, I’ve all but ignored them. That was weird, because I’ve always been pretty interested in those things. So it’s surprising it took me this long to discover RSS feeds…If you’re unfamiliar with RSS feeds, it’s a standardized service for syndicating news-like articles from websites to other websites, or personal RSS readers. It’s basically just a structured XML page with markup typical of news stories. RSS is really old news; it’s been around for a while, and everybody but me already uses it.
That being said, I’m new to it. I finally set up a Google Reader account and started subscribing to all the important tech blogs. It quickly replaced GMail as my homepage (since my Droid is now my primary email client) and is now something on which I spend at least a half hour a day wasting my time.
Interestingly, I’ve discovered that even my website, this website, has an RSS feed (came standard with WordPress), which you can subscribe to. Surprisingly, there’s actually a significant number of people who subscribe to my blog (weird, right?)
So why don’t you subscribe to my blog already?