Google Reader won’t be available after July 1st, 2013. What does that mean to you? Well, for starters, for those of you who may be unclear what an RSS Feed is, RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. Basically, it’s a method of delivering your latest blog posts to readers who choose to subscribe. Now, there are two ways to sign up for this delivery. You can either sign up to have an RSS feed delivered by email or you can subscribe to have it delivered to an RSS reader. If you currently use Google Reader to access RSS feeds, you need to find an alternative.
We’ve all seen them . . . those little RSS icons (sometimes with text prompting you to subscribe). You may already have an RSS feed set up. You probably have subscribers and routinely submit your feed to directories. Using RSS feeds may already play be part of your link building efforts or (if you’re relatively new to blogging), you may be a little perplexed by the whole thing. Subscribing to an RSS feed can be pretty intimidating. So what the heck is this RSS stuff all about anyways?