Do You Hear Yourself?

Do you subscribe to your own RSS feeds? You should. It may sound like a strange form of vanity but it's not. It's a defense mechanism. If you don't subscribe, how do you know what your readers are getting? I subscribe to my personal site and social media feeds, as well as those of sites I work on. Several times I've caught and fixed problems with feeds before clients or readers have noticed anything.

This week I caught a problem on my own LinkedIn account. I'm not sure why, but LinkedIn suddenly started aggregating my Twitter account. This is not something that I'm interested in. I caught it after only a few tweets because it showed up in my LinkedIn feed. If I didn't subscribe it could have been months before I noticed.

What should you subscribe to?

  • Your company site
  • Your blog
  • Your social media sites
  • Hashtags and news searches for you, your company, or your industry

Any subscription you'd add?

I use Google Reader which I sync to several computers and other devices, but there are a number of good feed readers available.

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There's certainly a lot to learn about this subject. I really like all the points you made.

Good day! Do you use Twitter? I'd like to follow you if that would be okay. I'm definitely enjoying your blog and look forward to new
updates.