Monday, December 04, 2006


a) Writing blog articles is as easy as writing emails. Even easier, as you don't have to think about whom to send it to.

b) Reading blogs is also as easy as reading email and even easier and more convenient than surfing around the web.

For completeness sake here is a presentation I gave recently for practicing purposes: RSS Feeds

to a) To get started writing (you can have multiple blogs for different subjects if you like), go to this web site and get yourself a free account:

See these two screenshots to get an impression of how to use the service from

You see a list of your posts and when writing a new one it looks almost identical to writing an email.

to b) Instead of browsing from one news or blog web site to the next, checking if new and interesting things have been put online, you can use a site like Register all the interesting news feeds and become your own news editor.

Here you can get yourself a free account:

To add news feeds to your selection, click on the "add" link in the left pane above your list of existing feeds. Then you will be able to add a simple web address like e.g.

as the source of a new feed. Basically every news site or blog offers this so called RSS feed capability. Just look where RSS gets mentioned on a web site that you like and copy paste the link presented there into bloglines. Then bloglines indicates which site has any new content, which you can then easily read in the right pane of the bloglines site. Just check it out.

Now what to read and write about (and listen and see) is up to you! But it is easier and more efficient than it has ever been.

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