It’s recently come to my attention that many people don’t realize that there’s more than one way to keep up with the Kansas Cycling News:
The first, and most obvious way, is to simply point your browser to the Kansas Cyclist web site each day, and manually click through to each article you’re interested in reading. There’s nothing wrong with that approach, other than that it’s a manual operation, and you have to remember to do it.
An easier approach is to subscribe to the Kansas Cycling News. You can do this by utilizing the RSS feed that this web site provides. The “feed” contains the site’s latest news stories, in a format that can be digested by a “feed reader”.
What’s a feed reader? It’s simply an application that can monitor RSS feeds and display them to you as a list of headlines. There are feed readers built into most web browsers nowadays, as well as online readers and computer-specific readers. My two favorite readers are Google Reader and NetVibes.
Here’s the Kansas Cycling News as shown in Google Reader and NetVibes:
In each case, the feed is displayed as a series of headlines, and you can click through to either view the article within the reader, or on the originating site.
You can also monitor RSS feeds from applications such as email clients (Outlook and Thunderbird, for instance), as well as from mobile phones. In addition to news, Kansas Cyclist also offers a number of other feeds. Learn more about RSS feeds.
To subscribe to the RSS feed at Kansas Cyclist, just look for the little orange “feed” symbol located in your browser’s address bar. I’ve also provided a link in the sidebar, and in the site footer. Just click the symbol and follow the directions.
Note that the real power of a feed reader is revealed when you use it to monitor multiple web sites — Kansas Cyclist, plus your local newspaper, plus your favorite sports team, plus whatever you’re interested in — and see headlines, from all the sources, arranged chronologically, thematically, or however you choose. This is an incredibly useful technique to learn.
Finally, you can subscribe via email. With this option, you’ll receive an email, once a day at most, containing all the articles posted that day. It’s a nice option for those who are not yet ready to give RSS feed readers a try.
Whichever way you choose to read Kansas Cyclist, thank you for your interest, and I hope you find the information useful. Please read our subscription tutorial to learn more, or if you need additional assistance, please let me know.