Like many professionals, you are busy at work, maybe putting out fires or keeping up with your members, but you still want to stay on top of what is going on in your industry and the association community. Maybe you have tried to bookmark some sites or read the newspaper, but you know there has to be an easier way in this digital age. There is – RSS feeds make it possible! You may have seen this image on websites or next to your web address bar and wondered what to do with it.
An RSS feed makes accessing content easy and saves time on reading articles, newspapers, blogs and other content available on the web. This video, created in April 2007, clearly explains what RSS is in simple terms.
So now you may be convinced that RSS feeds are amazing, but won’t it take time to set up a reader? Nope. Go to www.google.com/reader; or if you don’t have a Google account, many email services like Yahoo and AOL have similar services. If you use Outlook, you may want to try NewsGator Inbox 3.0 for Microsoft Outlook. Click on the RSS icon above to see other reader options.
Hopefully, your reader is now set up. Here is a list of some of my favorite blogs to follow; including our McKinley blog 501(see).
And a personal favorite of mine…Zen Habits.
If you find any new favorite blogs or articles you want to share, feel free to email me. I always love to find new sources for good reading. Enjoy and happy reading!
~ Post by Rachel Friedmann, Marketing Manager