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Tips and Helps for blogging on the MyCopper portal.

RSS, What is it and How is it used

RSS is a great way to link to blog content with a feed reader such as Microsoft Outlook, Google Reader, MyYahoo, NetNewsWire, SharpReader, or even the customizable feed panels on the MyCopper portal home page. 

Definition: RSS means “Really Simple Syndication”

Setting up Microsoft Outlook to receive RSS feeds:

1) Select menu item Tools > Account Options…

Outlook - Account Options

2) Select the RSS Feeds tab. Click New…

New RSS Feed

3) Enter the URL for the blog feed you want to receive. Click the Add button.


4) In the RSS Feed Options screen, the Feed Name should auto-populate with information Outlook receives when it connects to the feed. You can change the Feed Name if you desire. This will be the name of the feed folder under the Outlook directory: Mail Folders > RSS Feeds.

Click the OK button.

RSS Feed Options

Setting up Google Reader to receive feeds:

1) Log in to Google Reader  with your Google account or select Create an Account. You can log in using your Gmail account if you have one.

2) Click Add a Subscription and enter the RSS feed URL in the textbox and click Add.

Google Reader

Note: Further help can be found at http://www.google.com/support/reader/?hl=en.

See CopperBlog article “Customizing your MyCopper Feed Panel”

Note: When adding the URL for an RSS feed, be sure you are viewing the XML document. Your browser will recognize this as a feed and display a yellow feed panel at the top of the page. MyCopper blog feeds will end with “?feed=rss2” example:http://www.mycopper.net/blogs/CopperBlog/?feed=rss2.

XML Document