What Is RSS?

(Skip this section if you already know all about RSS)

You may have seen little "RSS" buttons around the Internet. If you were wondering what they are:

"RSS" means "Really Simple Syndication".  When you subscribe to a site’s RSS feed, the information from that feed is sent directly to you. No need to go out and check for updates all the time.

How do you get started? Easy!

Log on to your favorite social bookmark page (Google Home Page, My Yahoo page, etc) or download a free RSS Reader first. Either way, this will enable you to read the RSS feeds.

Once you’re set up, here’s all you have to do:

  1. Right-click (control-click for Mac users) on any RSS button on a site, blog or news source that interests you.
  2. Select Copy Shortcut ("Copy Link to Clipboard" for Mac, "Copy Link Location" for Firefox browsers)
  3. Paste that URL into your RSS Reader.

And that’s it! You’re subscribed.


Feeds available from Scrapbooking Gems

Create Your Own CUSTOM Feed!

To create a new custom feed based on any keyword likely to be found on this site:
  1. Type your chosen keyword or phrase in the box below
  2. Click the Submit button
  3. You’ll see a totally unique RSS feed page you can use to keep up to date with ScrapbookingGems, or to provide content to your site!
  4. Copy the url of that page and add it to your favorite reader.
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EXAMPLE: If you want a feed from Scrapbooking Gems that includes any post that mentions "cutters". Just type the word cutters in the box above, click Submit, and a page full of XML gibberish will appear.
(Or, if you have a recent browser version, you may see a nicely formated page containing excerpts from all the posts of interest.)
Copy the url of that page and add it to your favorite reader.

Not only will you get this feed and all the items that are CURRENTLY at Scrapbooking Gems, but in future, every time I post about cutters, the feed will automatically update, just like regular feeds do!