I’m glad you asked! You’ve probably been seeing this orange icon everywhere after all! So it stands for Really Simple Syndication. It is a method to read all blog posts from this blog from a “news reader” instead of visiting the site itself, which takes longer to load and you have to poke around to find and remember the url. Furthermore if you want to check out the posts on your other favorite blogs, you can do so from the same reader. I subscribe to many blogs! I can read them all from one place quick and efficiently! I highly recommend it! If you have gmail, you already have one built in called google reader.

This video below explains it very well!

So, if you want to get started with RSS, get a news reader

Here are some links to get you started on that!

If you use Firefox:
Live bookmarks

If you already have Gmail
Google Reader

If you already use Yahoo
Yahoo’s news reader

You can find an RSS Reader that most integrates with your lifestyle. There is a reader for about every scenario such as if you want to use something for Mac (but not through Gmail or Yahoo) or if you want it to integrate with your Outlook. This following link reviews 20 popular readers and explains what they integrate well with:

20 Free RSS Readers Reviewed

If you are ready to subscribe to The Israel Trail, here is the link:

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You can still do it the old fashioned way, and just get new blog posts from us to your email/inbox

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