What's a 'news reader'?
Pretty simple, really. When you see this or sometimes this symbol on a page, it means that the site sends out updates, or 'feeds' on their content. These updates are 'searched out' by news aggregators (much like Google searching out web sites.) So, if I have new content on my page, I will 'write it up' in an XML file and upload it to my site to be found by the news aggregators.
Which does me absolutely no good unless people are getting the results of these 'news searches'.
And how do you do that? It's simpler than I thought. Choose the news aggregator that appeals to you from the following list (you can find many more on the net.)
Sign on, download their software or do whatever they instruct.
Then, follow the software's instructions on setting up a new feed and paste the following in the URL or link area:
(you can get this link by right clicking on the RSS symbol on this site and choosing 'Copy Shortcut' then pasting it into the link box).
That's it! Every time you open your newsreader (or get updates by email as some of them do) you'll see the latest items that have been added to this site.
Some news aggregators/readers (not exhaustive!) (all free except where price shown)Aggreg8
Feed on Feeds
FeedReader (this is the one I use as it's simple)
News Feeder - $5
NewsGator - $29
NewzCrawler - $25
Novobot - $25
Radio UserLand - $40