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Monday, February 10, 2014

How to Find Your RSS Address . . .

How to Find Your RSS Address

The easiest way to get the address, no matter what web browser you're using, is to look at the HTML source of your page.

How you view it in your web browser will differ, but in most browsers, you'll choose the Page Source or Source option under the View menu near the top of the window.

Once the window appears with the HTML for your page, use the "Find" feature (typically Ctrl-F on a PC, Command-F on a Mac) and search for RSS (without the quotes). 

You should be taken to a line that reads something like:
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Lifetime Healthy &raquo; Feed" href="" />
The RSS feed's URL address is found between the quotes after href=. In this case, it would be:

This will be the address that you will include in the widget and it will bring up a box on your blog for others to contact your RSS feed so they will not miss any of your posts. 

This is also a way for you to to be one of the first people to comment on new blog posts that you are following. The first comments are usually the ones that people take time to read. With your meaningful comments this can bring more people to your site.