May 1st is RSS Awareness Day! Get Your Feed On

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Compelling Media + Design

May 1st is May Day in some countries, and it's known as International Worker's Day in others.

But in the vast depths of cyberspace - May 1st is now RSS Awareness Day!

RSS Awareness Day

This isn't your typical Hallmark Holiday and you probably can't get a greeting card to mark the occasion at your local drug store. But you can get some blog badges and banners. I guess these are the new digital awareness ribbons.

RSS Awareness Day is an initiative of Daily Blog Tips, and blog I've recently discovered. The content on DBT looked pretty useful, so I subscribed to their RSS feed. Now I won't have to go back to their blog, and I'll get their feed (most recent posts) delivered directly to my reader. It's way easier than going back to check for new content, and that's the whole point.

Subscribing to RSS Feeds has changed my web reading habits, and I can now read more, faster.

RSS LogoThe main Feed Reader I use is the one built right into Internet Explorer. When I'm on a blog I like, or find myself constantly returning to, or constantly being referred to... I hit the orange RSS box (top right area IE) and save the feed into one of my selected categories. Done.

Next time they have fresh content, their blog name in my Feeds panel will be bold.

And that's just from the Subscribing perspective. Flip the coin and Feeds are the most efficient way for you to distribute content and information to your clients, prospective clients and readers. They've asked for you to supply them with info. Give them what they want!

To find out exactly what RSS stands for, and other technical definitions, visit the RSS Awareness Day site, watch the Common Craft video "RSS in Plain English"(recently featured on AR!) or do some further reading on Wikipedia about Web Feeds and Really Simple Syndication(RSS).

Spread the Word with badges and banners, and have a great RSS Awareness Day! May is going to be huge! I can feel it.

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Rainmaker
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Susie Blackmon
Ocala, FL
Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing

Badges and banners!  I'll have to follow the link.  Just saw this post in my Twitbin.  I read all my feeds when I'm on the treadmill.

  

Apr 30, 2008 07:57 PM #1
Rainer
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Jason Todd
Compelling Media + Design - Halifax, NS

You can invent that Killer App! Positive TreadTweets... all good news tweets chirped directly to your iPod while you work out.

The banners could be used in a post highlighting what you do as a blogger - using feeds, technology, etc. - geared to propspective clients. Like... "I use Feeds to Promote My Listings For Sale - And Maybe Your Home"

Apr 30, 2008 08:04 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!
Man, you guys make me feel old! Guess I better read up.
Apr 30, 2008 10:28 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

I think that Dennis has said it for me too.  Thanks Jason for the information to grow on. :)

Don R.

Apr 30, 2008 10:59 PM #7
Rainer
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Jason Todd
Compelling Media + Design - Halifax, NS

Hi Dennis and Don - On the web, you're only as old as your RSS Feed! One cool thing about ActiveRain - there's an RSS Feed button and link just to the right, below the Monthly Archives links - already included.

So your blog readers can subscribe with their RSS Feed Readers - and get your posts delivered right to their computer. No work for us to do - ya gotta like that :)

--->   RSS 2.0 Feed for this blog 

Apr 30, 2008 11:08 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Selling Homes in Western New York, Licensed Real Estate Broker, Terri Kern
Turning Key Realty - East Amherst, NY
Terri Kern, Broker, Turning Key Realty
I also use the one built into Internet Explorer.  I am definately lacking in badges and banners.... Thanks for giving me something to work on this weekend!  Good info.  Thanks.
May 01, 2008 02:52 PM #9
Rainer
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Kevin Bungert
ReMax Professional Group - East Northport, NY

Jason-  Boy I am glad we're working together!

Kevin

May 01, 2008 03:00 PM #10
Rainer
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Jason Todd
Compelling Media + Design - Halifax, NS

Terri - my pleasure!

Kevin - the feeling is mutual :)

May 01, 2008 09:01 PM #11
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