I have just read the best tutorial I have ever seen on getting started with using RSS feeds by subscribing to them through Bloglines. I have long advocated using a feed reader (which is what Bloglines is) to keep up with the many gardening blogs that are out there now, but I always felt I lacked a very easy, non-intimidating way to help people get started. This tutorial is it. It has plenty of screenshots and clear directions, and the absolute minimum techno-babble. One thing it doesn’t cover is how to import an opml file. (An opml file is a collection of feeds.) After you master bloglines, you can import the feeds for all the garden blogs listed in the sidebar from here.
And now I have an embarrassing admission: my own feed isn’t working at the moment. (Scratches head, shrugs shoulders) What can I say? I’m working on it. I’m also working on a post–well, more like an essay–that I started more than a week ago. Please be patient with me.