I updated the directory of good posts – this is a page with links to all the posts I think are good on it.
Here’s the link
I also wanted to point out the fact that the side bar has a section called “Al’s shared items”. It’s thing’s I find on the web that are kind of fun/interesting/funny/relavant. It gets updated almost every day. So if you are looking for something to read – check there.
What does it mean to subscribe?
I’ve added a bunch of links on the right to subscribe to thelohns.com or parts of thelohns.com
What does subscribe to a site mean?
Site subscription (sometimes called feeds or RSS) means to be notified when a site is updated so you don’t have to manually check it. Almost all major sites now have feeds, especially news sites and blogs.
What is the easiest way to subscribe to just thelohns.com?
The easiest and simplest way to do this is to enter your email address on the right in the box under the tag email. This is from a site called RSSFwd. You will get an email from them with a link verifying that you want to subscribe to “thelohns.com home page”. Click on the link and the next email you get from them will be when the content of the main page is updated. It also has unsubscribe options as well, so you won’t be locked in. I’ve subscribed and I haven’t got any spam from them. I gotta warn you though once you see the power of this, you will probably spend more time looking for sites with subscriptions and want a feed reader.
First you don’t have to manually goto each site you want to check for new content. Secondly, it allows you to keep track of a large number of your favorite web sites including news sites or blogs, and not miss any of the content. By subscribing to specific content feeds and aggregating this information in one place you can read updates and news when you’re ready.
How do you do this?
You can sign up for a news aggregator or feed readers and look for subscriptions on your favorite sites. I suggest Google Reader. Feed readers start monitoring that feeds you sign up with for updates. You don’t have to give any personal information, it doesn’t cost a dime, and it’s easy to unsubscribe.
Google Reader – Common Questions
Here’s some technical information of what RSS is and how it works:
RSS is an acronym for Really Simple Syndication
What is RSS
RSS is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated digital content, such as blogs, news feeds or podcasts.
RSS – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
RSS Primer: One Page Quick Introduction to RSS
What Is RSS? RSS Explained – www.WhatIsRSS.com
Check out the new side bar with Marti’s stories and my shared items from Google reader. Google can do some amazing things. Marti’s stories are retrieved by searching Google news for her name. And my shared items are items I put a star by when I’m reading them. This is updated automatically, so check back often as content is always changing.