Samhain & Rss

October 31st 2006 / 2 minutes to read

First off, Blessed Samhain! I hope everyone takes the time to have a fun day, a safe day, and take a moment to think about your ancestors and loved ones. I have no clue what we will do tonight much less, what we will have for dinner. I do want to celebrate the day somehow though.

I redid the OSN url structure so if you use the RSS feed it’s changed. Please use for the RSS feed. Let me know if you come across any weird problems or errors. I also have given up on Vibrant so that’s no more.

Speaking of RSS, I know I’ve gotten a lot of comments lately about people that don’t offer them, don’t know what feeds even do, or why someone would choose to use them. I suggest getting your feet wet so to speak. I do believe Firefox has a built in newsreader as well called “Live Bookmarks” but I am not too familiar with it yet.

Step One: Acquire a Feed Reader

  • Sage – Firefox extension
  • Bloglines
  • Google Reader
  • Feed Reader

Step Two: Subscribe

Depending on your choice, after installation or registration, simply add the url of the feed to your desired reader!

So you would use the url to add OSN to your feed reader.

Basically RSS allows you to get the content (aka the blog entries) without having to visit a website a billion times a day to see if they’ve updated. You can see if they’ve updated via their feed, read the entry, and then visit the entry (usually by clicking the title) to comment!

I hope this all made some sort of sense.


I will probably write a CSS tutorial on how I did the navigational tabs (*hint* it’s super easy!) so keep a look out for that.

From the Comments

Mari left the URL of a fantastic website about RSS, so go visit What is RSS.

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Firefox’s RSS reader just essentially lists them like a favorites folder.  It’s not as convenient as the extension you mentioned or any other RSS extensions provided for Firefox, but it works :)

Reply to Crys

I love how simple the site is.  Finally I can navigate easier!!! TABS!!! Seriously I find this to be the most easiest layout yet.  Thank you!!!!!!!!

Reply to Ali
ctee !

Oh. Ahh. I would join but.  I need to figure out what RSS is. I see it everywhere but I haven’t really grasped the concept =

Just proves how intelligent I am =p

Reply to ctee !

too bad about vibrant. but always looking forward to what your next endeavor will be! bb’s and belated samhain blessings! red

Reply to red

oh wow, that took me forever to find the comment link.. but i’m a bit like that sometimes.

Reply to Jessica

Hey thanks for the introduction to RSS feeds! I see people talk about them all the time but I had no idea what in the world they were for, so thank you. I’ll go read up and then see if I can possibly use it! And I can’t wait on that CSS tutorial… your navigator bar looks awesome! Cheers.

Reply to Ellie

COOL! Now then i know what RSS is. lol. =x yeah this layout IS kinda confusing lol..

Reply to Michelle

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