Monday, 12 November 2007

Get My French Easel delivered to your inbox or news reader

It is now easier to follow what is happening on My French Easel. If you are Internet savvy, this article is not for you… but if you don’t know how to receive new blog entries in your favourite news reader or by email, here is how to do it:

Email Subscription

This one is really staightforward. You may have noticed that there is a new box at the top right side of the page.

Just enter your email address in the box, click and follow the instructions. You will receive an email confirmation with a link (to make sure that you subscribed yourself).

You can unsubscribe at any time.

RSS subscription

RSS (which stands for “Really Simple Syndication”) is a technology that allows you to track your favourite websites.

A very nice RSS Icon created by

The advantage over using the ‘bookmark’ function in your browser is that you don’t have to manually return to sites you like on a regular basis to check new content. Instead, the new content will appear on the page of your reader. This happens automatically when you open your reader. This method has several advantages:

  • You don’t have to worry about missing something

  • You can pre-view the content or title of the posts

  • You don’t have to go to the site if nothing has been posted.

  • Many sites offer RSS feeds, so you can have everything you want to read in one place (a little bit like putting together your own newspaper)

  • You can get an RSS feeds reader for free. A geed example is Google Reader. You can also use MyYahoo, iGoogle and MyMSN.

You will find the RSS icon in the menue located on the right side of each page of the blog. Click on the icon and follow the step by step instructions.


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