Thursday, August 4, 2005 18 Comments
Once again, Jim at Seward Street is absolutely right. The best way to stay up to date and not blow your morning jumping from webpage to webpage is to use the power of RSS to bring all the new posts to you. I know there’s a huge number of you who visit my site every day to see if there’s anything new. I appreciate the visits, but you could save yourself a whole lot of time if you’d just subscribe to the feeds you want and check them all in one fell swoop through Bloglines, NewsGator, or My Yahoo!. (And those are just some of the web-based choices.) I like Bloglines, but I also like the fact that NewsGator lets you go back and review already read posts. In Bloglines, once they’re read, they’re gone.
It may seem odd to point out something that will effectively dissuade site visits, but I’m all about ease of use and it doesn’t get much easier than RSS. This will give you more time to animate – in theory ;). Not everyone has a feed for their page (
pretty-please, Animated-News? I take that back. Here’s the feed to copy.) but many do. Keep reading to see some of the feeds from this site.
Here are some of the feeds from The Animation Podcast:
Site feed, all posts, including Podcasts:
Podcast feed, lists only the Podcasts:
Comments feed, all the comments to all the posts on the site:
You can copy and paste any of these in to one of the above listed readers and you’re all set.
A while back I tried to explain all of this. You can review it here.
If you want to see the forty-or-so sites I read through Bloglines, here they are. I add and remove them as I see fit, but here’s today’s list: