Site Improvements You Might Like

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I’m all too aware of the demands of modern life. There’s so much great stuff to read/do/see. And there’s only just so much time.

As much as I would love for you to be able to stop by and visit here at the site — and I made it all pretty so that you’d want to — the realities of modern life may require a more time-efficient approach to keeping up with what’s new here.

Then, it’s RSS to the rescue. 🙂

If you’ve always wondered, RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. And, if you know all about it, thank you for your patience while I explain it to folks who’ve seen those orange doohickeys and wondered what the blazes they mean.

All RSS does is give you updates from this site delivered to you. And, on this site, you have a choice of receiving your update by one of two methods.

1. The orange logo is a button that connects to a way to have updates sent like a digest, as with Google Reader. The signup takes you step by step.

2. The little form box below it sends updates to your Inbox.

Just, FYI, I won’t latch onto our email addy to send you spam. And I won’t sell it to anyone, either.

And, you may have noticed, I’m not “post happy” — I don’t post every day or multiple times a day like some bloggers do. In other words, you’ll only get an update from The Horsey Set Net when I post something new here.

In addition to the RSS feature is a similar convenience, a Comments subscription manager. As word gets out about what a great hangout this is for horse lovers, we may get into some discussions in the Comments area. Maybe you’ll want to keep track of what’s been said on a topic on which you’ve commented.

So, down below the topics and below the Comments form is a link that says, “Manage subscriptions.” That’s a link to keep you up-to-date on the latest comments on a topic. It’s another updates-via-email connection, only this one will only send you updates as long as readers add Comments to this particular topic.

Anyway, I’m still tinkering with the wiring (the programs running behind the scenes), so I might come up with some other convenient goodies from time2time. One I’m working on now is supposed to leave a trail of cyber-crumbs to Google so drop-in readers can find us here. Another is to organize the site better, sorta like an index. But that’s behind-the-scenes stuff.

Enough with the technical bulletins. 🙂

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