How to Subscribe
|1 ||Browse regularly for new content. ||This is fine for blogs that are updated every day. But as a reader I prefer bloggers that only post when they have something interesting to say, rather than ones that feel themselves under some kind of compulsion to post regularly. |
|3 ||Use newsreading software or service that picks up an XML feed (either RSS or Atom). Material is published simultaneously in two formats: HTML and XML.||Personally I prefer this option. It allows me to read news and commentary material in my own time, it allows me to subscribe to lots of infrequently updated blogs, and I seem to have better control of my subscriptions that way. I currently use Bloglines, which is a free web-based service. |
And many people in the software industry share this preference. It is likely that XML feeds will be supported by lots of new software, including the next wave of browser.
All blogs from Veryard Projects and from the DontPanic Collective produce an XML feed, to support option 3. All these feeds go through Feedburner, which means that they can be read in either RSS or Atom format. Read more about subscribing with XML feeds.
I have adopted this solution with the expectation that these services will transmit our content cleanly. If you experience any problems (from technical bugs to inappropriate advertising) please let me know.