Topic: Making Changes
For months, I've been planning to get back to this blog. Yes, life's complications got in the way so many days. Often these were "good complications:" Places to go, wonderful friends coming over, our family events that so fill our lives with joy. There were also new readers to add to the delightful friends I've met along the way through my writing.
Yet, in the back of my mind, it was my readers, new and old, who have kept me inspired to get back to the blog.
What I really needed to do, I thought, was to get an RSS feed set up on the site. This would allow readers to better keep up with new entries through their Favorites. I pursued ways to do this, starting with calling the "non-tech" support for my host. I was told that an RSS feed wasn't available, but would have to be set up by someone who knew how to do it.
So I searched for that person, high and low! People wouldn't even return my calls when I called local computer experts. I ran an ad at the local University, wanting to hire somebody to help. Not a single person seemed to know what I wanted.
Finally, through a kind co-worker of a family member, I discovered that an RSS feed is already set up! Over on the sidebar of this page!!! Yes, look to the right. See it? It's been there all along!
You, as a reader, can click it and subscribe in 2 seconds on most computers because you probably already have an RSS feed, even if you don't know it. You will still have to go to Favorites on your command bar to check your RSS feed quickly to see if there are new entries. It's a great way to keep up with blogs like this--something I never knew with my limited state of computer literacy.
What a reminder that often the answer is so close to us that we may fail to see it!