Monday, April 11, 2005

What is syndication?

is simply a fancy word for publishing your in a form known as a "feed" that other software can read, typically , , , or format. Usually the publication is done automatically by your , but you may have to add your own link or "orange" button to let people know where to find your "." Actually, most blog readers don't need to have the precise feed file name, but merely the URL of your blog itself and then the software can automatically find the feed file.

Note: The act of publishing your blog does two discrete operations: 1) create the syndicated blog feed file, and 2) create the normal HTML web page that you can directly read using only your browser.

-- Jack Krupansky


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