Should any Historical Society be Without a RSS Feed?

I moved most of my historical society links over to today from my old blog site. You’ll find them in the right nav bar of by following down the page a bit. I’m using a new widget, WP Social Blogroll, that pulls RSS feeds for any link I add by checking for a feed via Google Feed Discovery. Unfortunately, I’ve discovered that very few of the 50 – some state historical societies have RSS feeds. I realize many history societies are managed by volunteers but believe they are missing some great opportunities for exposure.

2 Replies to “Should any Historical Society be Without a RSS Feed?”

  1. First, a quibble: Shouldn’t it be “an” RSS feed?

    Second, I’ve never been able to get the hang of RSS. Mainly I just forget that it’s an option. Could be a function of tool overload; I used to use telnet, gopher, and other once-indispensable protocols that as good as vanished.

    1. Hi Rob,
      You know, I had “an” RSS feed initially and then changed it to “a” thinking grammatical rules. Personally I think “an” sounds better.
      I find the using RSS to email works better for me rather than using a reader.

      Thanks for the comment!


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