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How does someone subscribe to my blog?

RSS Blog Feed Reader vs Email Subscriptions

Your FASO blog offers an RSS Feed. 

An individual can choose to sign up to receive your blog posts via the RSS feed link, using the RSS feed reader enabled on their computer.

This allows them to subscribe to your blog and get automatic updates every time you publish a new blog post.

The RSS feed is embedded in your FASO Blog. The new trend in website development is to not display the RSS feed icon. Our programmers have software in place that allows the RSS feeds to be auto-discovered.

Most browsers today are Feed Enabled, simplifying the process for your subscribers.


At this time, FASO does not offer email signups for your blog.

One of the things people love about blogs is that they are NOT dependent upon email.

Email is becoming more problematical as a content delivery method. Delivery of email is down to 34%.

Inboxes are flooded with spam and filters are getting more aggressive. People no longer want to give out their email addresses as they know they are going to receive more junk mail.

The Ponemon Institute (Measuring Trust In Privacy And Security) did a recent study on trust and credibility in marketing which revealed that over 80% of those surveyed do want to hear from companies they have dealt with. However, they do want to receive only material that is relevant to them, based on their past purchasing habits and they want it delivered in a way that they can control.

RSS fits all these parameters. 

  • It is a secure delivery method. 
  • RSS has a 100% delivery rate. 
  • Subscriptions are anonymous. There is no spam. 
  • If the content no longer appeals to the reader they can unsubscribe with one click - and they are actually unsubscribed!

Just so you are aware, the Join My Email List is for visitors to subscribe to your Newsletter.


Suggestions for Feed Readers

As mentioned above, most browsers actually have plugins for Feed Readers now. This means there is no need for an additional feed reader. 

If you wish to pursue additional options, know that there are quite a few feed readers out there to choose from. It is a personal preference as to which one to choose. 

1. Omea

Our newsletter editor uses Omea. It is not very user friendly and has a ton of options that basically clutter up the horizon.

2. Feedly

A favorite and used by Clint Watson. All you have to do is click the Feedly icon in your browser favorites bar when on the faso blog in order to subscribe.

3. You can do a search for
your browser name feed reader
to learn more.

Safari is one of those that is not feed enabled. Safari users will need to download an RSS app from the App Store since Safari does not display RSS feeds


How to Subscribe to a Feed

Scenario 1: The browser supports automatic detection and subscription either natively or via a browser extension like feedly.

When someone browses to one of the 2 supported sections (blog, works) their browser will display a button on their computer, allowing them to subscribe to the feed.

Scenario 2: The browser doesn't support automatic detection and subscription.

Manually subscribe to the RSS feed by entering the url for Works and Blog directly into your RSS reader system.

RSS Feed URL:
https://data.fineartstudioonline.com/rssfeed.asp?id=
your_account_number_goes_here

Works/Collections RSS Feed URL:
https://data.fineartstudioonline.com/rssfeed20_works.asp?id=your_account_number_goes_here


Additional Resources

What the Heck is RSS?
from copyblogger.com

7 Best Free RSS Feed Readers
from wpsuperstars.net

5 Best RSS Feed News Read­er Apps for Mac
from guidingtech.com

02242021

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