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Happy 500th!

If you pay attention to the box in the upper right hand corner of the site, yesterday my blog passed the 500 RSS subscriber mark.

If you don’t know what RSS is, it stands for Really Simple Syndication. It is a way to follow websites you like without having to actually go to the website. If you are like me, there are probably websites you like that you might forget to visit, or only get around to visiting every so often. I’ve had very good friends who just get busy and forget to visit my site. RSS is designed to put all the updates for the sites you visit in one spot.

If you use Firefox, you have a RSS reader built into your browser. There are also other stand alone RSS applications you can use. I personally use Google Reader, so I can access it from any computer and it will remember what I’ve read.

If you have no idea what RSS is and don’t want to bother to learn, you can also get all my updates via email. Just click here and follow the instructions.

Also, don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast if you have iTunes (and you should).

In addition to the passing of the 500 subscriber mark, I also have an ulterior motive. I’m in the Blogging Idol contest on The contest is judged solely on the increase in RSS subscribers in July. Currently I’m in 3rd place, out of 100 contestants. So, you can determine if I’m the blogging version of Carrie Underwood or if I wind up as blog version of Sanjaya.

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  1. Gary says:

    Tell me about it. Sort of embarrassing to toot your own horn, then have the numbers dip immediately.

  2. I think it just saw a dip of 31 today as per my analysis. Hope it’s just a feedreader dip. Would you like to participate in the contest I am holding right now.

  3. I love this site sooooooo much! Best wishes on your travels

  4. I was just linked to your blog and it looks great. Can’t wait to hear about more of your adventures.

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