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I have had to modify my feed address and am asking all my wonderful subscribers to please amend your feeds either by using the Add Me button in the sidebar of my blog or by using the following new url:-


Thank you everyone and apologies for the hassle.



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This is not an art related post but one I think will be of interest to bloggers everywhere.

Having only just written a quick help guide on RSS feeds for non techies, I discovered a wonderful blogging tool which users of all blogging platforms will find indispensible. Only wish I’d found it sooner!!

You will notice that I have two new buttons at the top of my sidebar – I have been looking for something like this for an  age and wanted to share the discovery even if it may not be news to many people.

It is the simplest, neatest, most efficient way to add social bookmarking tags to your blog and blog posts. Setting it up is free and easy for people using Blogger, WordPress, Typepad, Moveable Type, MySpace and many others. Having one button for all social bookmark sites and another for feed subscriptions saves so much clutter. Verdict – I LOVE this little tool.

You can see how the buttons work by clicking on them. Want these excellent little add-ons for your own blog, website or ezine? Just sign up at AddThis.com and in ten minutes you’ll be up and running. 

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Tired of checking back on the blogs you like to read for updates? – make things easier with RSS feeds.

If you don’t know anything about RSS, don’t be put off – here is a quick explanation of how to use the feed for Arteccentrix Art Blog.

1) Email subscriptions – look at the sidebar to your right and you will see a “Feedblitz” icon. A new page opens, fill in your email address and click on “Subscribe Me”. Check your email and confirm your subscription. You’re done – each time the blog is updated you will receive a notification in your inbox and you can read new content from there. No software needed, just a couple of clicks – easy!

2) Use the wonderful new subscribe button, top right of the sidebar. Click on it and follow the simple directions – however you organize your feeds this will take care of it.

The url for my feed is http://feeds.feedburner.com/pheedo/WfpR for anyone who prefers to do things their own way 🙂

(RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, really is simple and can save you so much time. For people using feed readers you probably don’t need this information, but if you would like to use a feed reader rather than one of the options outlined above a good place to start learning about the whole RSS revolution would be A Non Technical Explanation Of RSS – simply written for those of us who are not internet geeks 🙂 

Hope this helps those of you who have been asking.


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