Some of you may have noticed the new RSS button on the upper left of PnP pages. It is a way you can stay current with new things at PnP. If you are using Internet Explorer 6 it has no built in RSS support. Internet Explorer 7 is better and you can upgrade free from this page:
Internet Explorer 7
Firefox is better than IE in many ways and you can get that here: FireFox 3
Personally I think FireFox is much easier to use.
You also will need an RSS reader. Web based ones are the easiest, requiring no program installation. Here are two: http://google.com/reader
These are automatically shown as ways to subscribe if you use FireFox where Internet Explorer only offers you the option of subscribing through the browser. Another alternative is to install a dedicated windows based program. They will likely have more features: Dedicated Readers
RSS is an acronym for "Really Simple Syndication." It has been around now for a few years but many people don't understand it and what it can be used for. In fact, I knew nothing about it until someone answered the last newsletter and asked if I could make the newsletter available through RSS. Over the last few weeks I've learned enough to add RSS to Prose-n-Poetry.
If you subscribe to our RSS you will receive the latest posts at PnP, the newsletter and podcasts. Podcasts are MP3 files that you can listen to. Att the moment we have one Halloween Podcast that Sam Hackle-Butt, one of Our Directors made. We hope to have lots of discussions, poetry readings and many other things in future podcasts. You will be able to listen to them in your reader or on your IPOD.
There hasn't been any standardization yet between different browsers about subscribing to RSS feeds. Internet Explorer's RSS features are more primitive than firefox. In the most recent versions of firefox ther is an icon in the address bar if the page has an RSS feed. You can click on that and a page showing the contents of the feed will appear. On the top part of the page you'll see a subscribe button and you'll be shown a few options for a RSS reader, bloglines, google and yahoo. If you use IE 6, then you will need to go to the reader location and add subscriptions there. You simply add the address where the feed is located, http://www.prose-n-poetry.com/rss/rss.php. Again, we advise that you iupdate your browser to make things easier.
Please let us know if you like the RSS feature and if you would like to see other things in the feed.