Creating RSS with Blogging Tools


As you saw in Chapter5, "Blogging with RSS," blogs and RSS go together naturally. When you update a blog, you're adding a new item to itand spreading the word about such items is what RSS is all about.

It's hard to think of a better way to publish your blog than by creating an RSS feed. That's why so many blogging sites let you automatically convert your blog to RSS feeds.

Here are some of the blogging sites and the RSS feeds they'll create for you automatically:

  • Blogger: Atom feeds

  • BlogLines: RSS 2.0 feeds

  • LiveJournal: RSS 2.0 and Atom feeds

  • TypePad: RSS 2.0 and Atom feeds

  • Yahoo: RSS 2.0 feeds

If you are already publishing your blog, in many cases you're all set to create your own RSS feedyour blogging site will do it for you.

But using a blogging Web site is only one way to create your RSS feed automatically. There are many other techniquessuch as grabbing news content from Web pages.



Secrets of RSS
Secrets of RSS
ISBN: 0321426223
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 110

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