There have been a welter of informative and thought-provoking comments here lately (including some from Choz Cunningham, inventor of the snark, or “.~”), but all this activity is sometimes a little hard to follow. As such, I thought I’d post a reminder that it’s possible to subscribe directly to posts and to comments via dedicated RSS feeds.
If you don’t already use an RSS reader, well, the best way to describe it is to say that it’s a bit like email, only notifications are sent out by websites rather than by individuals, and it does not require you to sign over any personal data. It’s a great way to keep up with blogs and other websites. This article at The Verge can help you pick a suitable RSS reader program or service, many of which are free.
You can subscribe to any one or more of the following feeds:
- This link (available at the bottom of the page under “RSS Feeds → All posts”) will notify you of new posts.
- All comments
- This link (available at the bottom of the page under “RSS Feeds → All comments”) will notify you of new comments made under any post.
- Post comments
- If you’re interested in the discussion related to a particular post, you can find the RSS for individual posts and pages by appending “feed/” to the end of that page’s URL. For instance, comments for this page are available at http://www.shadycharacters.co.uk/2015/06/how-to-subscribe/feed/.
Of course, you can still sign up for good old-fashioned email notifications of new posts, too. Please drop me a line if you have any questions or suggestions about how best I can keep readers up to date with new posts and comments here at Shady Characters.
Thanks to all commenters, old and new, and keep your comments coming!