How To RSS Enable Your Blog
What is RSS?
Here is a description of RSS from xml.com:
RSS is a format for syndicating news and the content of
news-like sites, including major news sites like Wired,
news-oriented community sites like Slashdot, and personal
weblogs. But it's not just for news. Pretty much anything
that can be broken down into discrete items can be syndicated
via RSS: the "recent changes" page of a wiki, a changelog
of CVS checkins, even the revision history of a book. Once
information about each item is in RSS format, an RSS-aware
program can check the feed for changes and react to the
changes in an appropriate way.
Sports Blogs is a RSS-aware website.. It goes out to each
of these blogs on a regular basis and checks to see if new content
has been added.
Here is a list of links that can provide a more thorough introduction of RSS:
Below is a list of blogging applications and their methods of providing
Blogger - Blogger is a popular blogging
application that allows non-technical users to setup a blog very quick and easily.
Unfortunately, RSS syndication is not currently included in the free
version. In fact, it is currently being tested for its introduction
into the Pro version of blogger. You can see the latest information on
this feature here.
However, if you feel like messing with your template a bit, you can check out
an application that I have been building at http://rss.sportsblogs.org/makeRSS.php
to make your Blogger blog have an RSS feed.
Movable Type - Movable Type is another
popular blogging application for more technically inclined people. They provide
RSS syndication in their application. From their
Multiple output templates — enables one-click publishing to multiple destinations
and formats: XML RSS headlines from your site, HTML indexes, etc.
I'm not exactly sure how it works (I havn't installed this software), but it sounds
like you just have to select XML/RSS output as one of the output destinations.
General - Again, if you are using a blogging application that doesn't
provide RSS syndication, you can use the
Make RSS application to provide some level of RSS syndication.