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December 17, 2005

Recommended Resources - Get Posts from this Blog on "My Yahoo!" or "My Msn"

What is all this RSS business anyway? Read on:

Hi there Internet Explorers!

"RSS" is just an acronym for "Really Simple Syndication" and it's a type of information feed that can be used in some really helpful ways. Don't worry, it's easy!

Do you use the MyYahoo! service as your web browser's homepage? How about My Msn ? Even AOL has a My AOL option.

I just so happen to use the MyYahoo! one, but they're all about the same, really. What they let you do is . . .

ESL RSS Graphic.jpg

. . . choose what kind of "news" you want to see. On "your page" you can have your local weather, stocks, airfares, you name it. Or, you can delete those modules. There's lots of personalized content to choose from.

Anyway, one of the REALLY cool things you can do with those sites is to add blogs like ESL-Lesson-Plan to the area where your news comes in. That's right, it will actually look like the news headlines do with the title of the "story" - in this case the title of the post - with the first few lines of the article so you can give and educated guess of what you're getting into before you click.

So, if you are one of our faithful ESL-Lesson-Plan readers/commenters but find it to be a real pain to find our link every time you want to visit us, consider adding an RSS feed to your MyYahoo, MSN, or AOL page!

It couldn't be easier really.

Take a look at the menu column on the left of this blog. If you are presently reading this post through some other site that is using our feed, you'll want to come directly to the actual site at http://www.esl-lesson-plan.com

Ok, where was I? Right, look at the column of links on the left. You may have to scroll down but you will see some buttons that look like this:

Click on the one that's applicable to you and then continue following the instructions given to you (you may be asked to "sign in" to your page.

After it's done, go to your "My page" for whichever service you use, hit the browser's "refresh" button and check if you can now see the posts for ESL-Lesson-Plan or not.

It's a pretty nifty thing, in my opinion.

Let me know if it works for you. I'll be interested to know if you had any major problems getting it to work for you and if you like the service.

Happy Computing!

Lee Hobbs
ESL Instruct, Editor-in-Chief

*For more ESL-related Recommended Resources featured on ESL-Lesson-Plan, please click HERE!

Posted by lhobbs at December 17, 2005 04:38 AM

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