The Capoeira Blog

Are You Aware of RSS?
May 1, 2008, 9:07 am
Filed under: Blog, Misc

Today, around what they call the “blogosphere,” is RSS Awareness Day.

What is RSS, you say? Well, I’m glad you asked. (If you’re reading this in an RSS reader already, I applaud you, and you really don’t have to read the rest of the post. But maybe you’ll want to anyway, in which case, thanks!)

RSS stands for “really simple syndication,” and it’s an easy way to stay up to date with all of your favorite blogs. All blogs have RSS feeds, and these feeds can be collected in an RSS reader (yours truly prefers Google Reader, but there are plenty of other ones out there).

So, instead of clicking on dozens of favorites every day (which can get pretty darn time consuming if you enjoy reading a multitude of blogs), you can click on one favorite and see all of your favorite blogs’ latest updates.

If you want a more in-depth explanation, here’s the Wikipedia article on RSS.

Now, what does that mean for y’all here on The Capoeira Blog? Well, if you haven’t noticed before, I hope you will notice now, that there is a Subscribe section in the sidebar to the left. And in the Subscribe section, there is an orange box with what looks like a radar, or soundwaves, or… something (I really have no idea what it’s supposed to be), which is the web-standard icon for RSS.

If you click the icon, or click here to go to the Subscribe page, you can subscribe to The Capoeira Blog’s RSS feed. The benefit to subscribing to our feed is that you’ll never miss a new post (well, you might if you never check your feed reader, but I’m sure you can find time to do that between Facebooking and chatting with friends on Capoeira Espaco).

Click here to subscribe to The Capoeira Blog

So, have you subscribed to our feed yet? Are there any other blogs to which you subscribe and think would benefit everyone here? Feel free to share with us in the comments!

P.S. I have to give a shout out to Joaninha from Mandingueira, from whom I stole the great big RSS icon. Thanks, Joaninha!


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I’ve had the RSS forever! lol it’s the best way to tell when something new gets posted without having to go to the site. I use RSS’s for news, capoeira stuff, game sites….pretty much everything.

Comment by Pipoca

I’m with you, Pipoca. I have a ton of RSS feeds in my Reader. It can get overwhelming at times, especially if you’re away from the internet for a while and you come back to like 1000 new posts.

But, it’s really one of the greatest web innovations, you just need to figure out how to make it work for you!

Comment by faisca

HAHA Faisca, I completely relate about the 1000 new posts after you’re away! Agree with Pipoca too; it’s totally convenient and a time-saver.

You’re welcome for the giant RSS icon. Lol 😛

Comment by Joaninha

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