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Friday, June 03, 2005

RSS chicken and egg

There is a common problem with people starting out with RSS.

If you only have one feed to track, why not just keep checking the blog website instead of going through the hassle of learning how to use an RSS reader?

But if you don't use an RSS reader it makes it far less likely that you will find and add additional feeds.

A solution that might work for a lot of people is to use a service that sends out emails in response to new posts from RSS feeds. An example of this is blo.gs - I have found that there can be a delay of a day or two in getting the email notice from blo.gs but this is still better than having to remember to check the feed for new posts.

I would like to hear from people who have used something like blo.gs as a bridge from email to an RSS reader.


  • Hi Jean-Claude, I'm not sure if I understand, but you seem to be looking for other RSS to email solutions? If you check this post and scroll through the comments I think you should find something that works for you!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:33 PM  

  • Paul,
    Thanks. It looks like these solutions require running software server side. I'd prefer not to do that at this point but good to keep in mind.

    By Blogger Jean-Claude Bradley, at 9:37 AM  

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