i am doing my part to keep rss alive and i will spread the word whenever anyone gives me an excuse
i used to say “imagine you got website updates the way you get podcasts” but then i learned that a large percentage of people listen to podcasts by searching for them on spotify when they see on twitter that there is a new episode. that’s horrifying, by the way. use a podcast app or add it to your rss reader. learn to love yourselves.
these days i have reverted back to my sales pitch of “a tumblr dash for the entire rest of the internet”. when someone posts something (a news article, a blog post, a comic) it shows up in your rss reader and is generally super convenient. i generally rec feedly.com as the most newbie friendly, but personally i use inoreader. it has the google-reader-esque power user layout i crave. also while feedly is pretty it feels a bit too corporate for me.
the tl;dr of the post linked above is:
- make an account on feedly or inoreader (this can be done in a browser or an app if you’re on mobile) (it’s very easy to switch to a different one if you decide you like it better)
- add the comics you like that have rss feeds (or blogs, or webnovels, or etc etc)
- now when they update they will show up as unread in your… inbox? it’s not really an inbox. anyway.
- never manually check to see if something has updated ever again