Feed on Some RSS Fruit

Market of Venice, copyright Ellen Wilson

According to the illustriously omniscient authors of Men with Pens, Harry and James, May 1st is RSS Awareness Day.  Apparently you can win all kinds of goodies and gadgets, which doesn’t concern me, but it may concern you.  Check out their post on RSS for details.

Simply said, Real Simple Syndication (RSS) will bring the fruits of all your favorite bloggers up front and center to you and it will save you time and energy checking on all of these blogs.

I told them I would write about it, not that I usually do what I’m told, or kiss anyone’s ass (hey, I run a clean blog here!), but I thought it would be a good idea.  I can now share the fruits of my labor, having recently added all of these blogs to my RSS feed list:

Words for Hire

6 Weeks

The Deep Friar

Itty Biz

Irreverant Freelance

Catalyst Blogger

Write From Home

Golden Zen

Puntuality Rules

Chris Garrett

The Golden Pencil

Become an Online Writer


Lives Less Ordinary

Productivity in Context

Darren Daz Cox

Graf Nature Photography

Life’s Little Inspirations


Maximum Customer Experience


Staying Paid

Adverse Journalism

Obviously this has been more about you all than me, because really, don’t we all love getting linked out?  It makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  And you Bloggers on Blogger don’t even know I’m linking to you!  Tsk, tsk, tsk.

So who have you RSS’ed lately?  And have I forgotten anyone on the list?  Tell me if I have and I will add you.  Really, do tell me.  And tell me about some blogs I don’t know of, but would like to, so I can add them also.

Thank you very much.

Photo Credit: © Ellen Wilson

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26 thoughts on “Feed on Some RSS Fruit”

  1. Ellen,

    This is a good list. I have most of the people here, but there are some new folks I’ve never met, so I’ll be checking them out.

    Today I added Lives Less Ordinary to my RSS, thanks to you (on Twitter, I think, or perhaps it was a comment somewhere).

    If I think of anyone you might like who isn’t here, I’ll let you know.

    And, most importantly, thank you for including me on your list here!

    Talk with you soon – Brett

    Brett Legree’s last blog post..do what you love, and the underpants will follow.

  2. Ummm…..I feel a bit embarassed here.

    I’m been hearing about RSS, but I’ve been too shy to ask what it means.

    In fact, it was only after reading Ellen’s posting today that I learned what the letters “RSS” stood for.

    I’m one of these computer dilettantes who only learn what they need to know. I guess now I realize I need to know RSS. I will check out the Men with Pens’ article.

    Maybe my resident computer guru Brett will also explain it to me. Preferably over a few beerz.

    Friar’s last blog post..Watercolor #8. Flight over Wrangell St. Elias

  3. @Brett – Always the gentleman. Of course I would add you!

    @Friar – Don’t feel bad, I am kind of techno challenged myself. I am still working my way around my own blog. In fact, I just learned that I had an RSS comment feed. Oh goodie!

  4. @Ellen – 🙂 well, you know me… my parents did a good job

    @Friar – yes, we can set you up. It isn’t that hard, like most things it is pretty easy, but as you know, we can only focus so much time on that which is important to us.

    I know I could have learned WordPress and set up a local server and designed my own blog, but I had more important things to do and had James & Harry do it for me.

    Your painting is more important to you than learning the intricacies of some of this stuff. Yeah, we’ll get together this week. We were going to chat about some other stuff anyway, so we’ll add a few more things to the list if you like!

    Maybe someday you can teach me to paint…

    Brett Legree’s last blog post..do what you love, and the underpants will follow.

  5. I’m honored to be in such good company!

    I think RSS is a great way to keep track of things especially if you are surfing mobile, on the bus, train etc. I put a RSS feed of my blog on my (woefully neglected yahoo360 page) and my often visited Facebook page! allowing people who are ghettoed under a social network to see what I’m writing in realtime without venturing into the deep dark forrest of the web! I wonder if there’s a widget to put an RSS feed on my MySpace page? Some of my friends appear to be webagoraphobes and don’t leave MySpace for anything! remember when AOL was the iron curtain of the web? hehe! It’s metaphor day – apparently!

    Darren Daz Cox’s last blog post..“as art” art – for example “the blog post as art” is it art?

  6. @Darren – You are very welcome to join the merry artist band!

    I’m embarrassed to admit I’m not even sure how many people RSS my blog…it must be under blog stats somewhere.

    I think the Web is exploding in an exponential, astronomical kind of way. It’s hard to keep up with it all. But yeah, I try not to get in a rut and learn new things all the time. Getting WordPress up and running was a major feat for me. And then there are all those photographers who are jazzy snazzy with Photoshop…the next thing I need to learn.

  7. Ellen, at least you know what an RSS comment feed is 🙂 I have no clue…

    By the way, since you and Brett started referring to my Blog, my traffic has doubled.

    At least with painting, I kind of feel like I know what I’m doing. I’m totally lost with this Blogging (Actually the other day, I got scolded by a family member, for using “swear words” in my writing). Sheesh.

    Sure, Brett, I can teach you to paint. But it would require you to take time away from your writing. (Too bad there aren’t enough hours in the day, eh?)

    Friar’s last blog post..Watercolor #8. Flight over Wrangell St. Elias

  8. I am honored to be among the illustrious group of folks on your feed. 🙂
    I must admit to chowing down on a few of them myself!
    I love RSS – and may not post it on my site, but sure am glad a bunch of folks will do.

    Ellen, I also love your photos.


    Harmony’s last blog post..What if You Lost Your Mind?

  9. Hey Ellen –

    Not related to RSS, but I love your photograph you used for this post.

    I’m the anti-RSS goddess. For myself, that is. I have enough addictions. I’d be in RSS Anonymous by next Tuesday.

    Amy’s last blog post..The Birds, The Birds

  10. @Kelly – I sent you an email right away so you wouldn’t think I was blowing you off! I love your savvy advice.

    @Friar – Your just getting your blogging legs about you sailor.

    @Nicole – Glad I found you over at Brett’s. Even though you don’t like MSU. Kidding!

    @Karen – I love spreading warm fuzzies around. It’s better than prickley nasties, eh.

    @Tei – We will all be there at the party. Looking forward to it. Maybe you can teach me some tips about Dream Weaver.

    @Harmony – Thanks for the kudos. I am going to check out your post. I lose my mind daily. Ha!

    @Stephen – Hey! I’m glad your making it to SOBcon! I will keep my eyes peeled.

    @James – Yes, you gave me the great idea. Thanks for sharing, oh illustrious One.

    @Amy – I’m glad you like the picture. That makes me feel warm and fuzzy. Well, if you don’t dig RSS that’s fine. At least you know I sent you a nice link fuzzy. E

    Geez, did I get everyone? Thanks for all the comments.

  11. Hi Ellen,

    Not related to RSS, I see (via iGoogle) that you sent me an email, I can’t respond as the firewall here sometimes blocks Gmail… 🙁 but then after lunch it will probably work.


    Brett Legree’s last blog post..fix the stairs.

  12. @Mark – Thanks for stopping by! Anything I can do to help promote your photography – you are excellent.

    @Karen – Aww. Thanks, my friend.

    I took this in Venice. You would not believe the amount of fresh food they have there in the markets – everything from fruit to seafood. Tons of seafood- octopie, all kinds of fish…etc.

    @Brett – I hope it works soon! Maybe you can get another email account that the firewall will accept.

  13. @Ellen,

    It is kind of weird. You can (usually) do an https connection, but once a day something “resets” and then you can’t. Then something else resets, and you can do it again. A cache somewhere I guess.

    Brett Legree’s last blog post..fix the stairs.

  14. @ Ellen and Brett


    The key question to ask here, is not why the firewall dosen’t accept certain emails accounts, but WHY Brett is farting around with it in the first place. (Brett, aren’t you supposed to be a Good Little Worker Bee right now?)

    Hey, I’m not judging. (After all, I’m doing the exact same thing rights now, as we speak.) 🙂

    Chafin’ the Rod, boss. Chafin’ the Rod…

  15. @ Ellen and Brett


    The key question to ask here, is not why the firewall dosen’t accept certain emails accounts, but WHY Brett is farting around with it in the first place. (Brett, aren’t you supposed to be a Good Little Worker Bee right now?)

    Hey, I’m not judging. (After all, I’m doing the exact same thing, as we speak.) 🙂

    Chafin’ the Rod, boss. Chafin’ the Rod…

  16. Brett, WHY are you worried about the Firewall connection letting email go through?

    Shouldn’t you..ummm….be WORKING…?

    (I should talk…I’m leaving comments during office hours, as we speak).

    (Hee! hee! hee!)

  17. Woo! Staying Paid is on that list! I’m touched, flattered, and tickled pink! Thank you Ellen…gmail ate my email to you and I’ve been cringing to admit it, and then I stroll back in and see this post…what’s a wandering nichelady to think about that?

    I’m touched. Truly. I guess I’m not doing a good job hiding in the trenches, people are a’callin’ me out!

    Isabella Murphy’s last blog post..Balancing Mindset, Action, Image, and Twitter

  18. Hi Isabella!

    Not to worry. I think we all have email problems from time to time. I know I do.

    Yeah, you can’t hide for long in cyber world.

    And yes, staying paid is high on the list!

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