> @StickyJesus 14) demystifying: content gathering
I have been going back and forth with myself for a while now about starting a blog. Do I want to step away from the safety and comfort of writing in the discussions tab of my Facebook fan page? Will I stick with it? Will anyone read what I have to say? And my biggest fear: Will I run out of things to say?
Well, according to file 14 of @stickyJesus, “The fear of coming up empty is a common one”.
Who knew there even were such things as RSS buttons, feeders, readers, and aggregators?! Probably everyone except me, but I feel as if I have a whole workshop full of tools now! I feel very confident that I can start a blog now and keep it interesting, entertaining, and consistent. RSS technology is also very appealing to me because I am…well…easily distracted. What was that? Oh, yes. The Land of Shiny Things. It gets me every time. I am encouraged that I will be able to sit down out my computer and do what I came to do without getting sucked into wasting ridiculous amounts of time checking out this season’s most amazing shoes, who’s cheating who, and Lady Gaga’s latest…ahem…”outfit”.
This is a new journey for me. Thanks to all of the good information in this file, I have a plan laid out in my head how I am going to begin my content gathering and use that content. However, I am very curious to know:
- Am I the only one of us that didn’t know about RSS technology?
- What RSS reader do you use?
- What type of content do you gather and are you interested in?
- How has this technology been useful to you in your content gathering?