The Post When I Admit I am an Idiot (Part 1)

Okay. I have had this blog for about nine months now. I have mastered posting, and posting pictures, and linking. I even figured out how to pay people to make my blog look pretty. Or in the case of old friends from college, get them to make my blog look pretty for free).

What I can’t figure out is Bloglines. I think I may have actually come to terms with what an RSS feed is, but I can’t make my own blog do it. I made a new button
Subscribe with Bloglines
but I’m not even sure it would do anything if you clicked on it. Plus, I think I added some subscriptions in my account, but now I don’t know what to do with them.

Anyway, if you are smarter than me (and I’m assuming you all are). Please explain to me how I make this crap work to my advantage.

Thank you in advance for you assistance.

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  1. I read you via Bloglines – let me know what you wanna do

  2. So you are saying this works?

    If I subscribe to other people, how do I read them?

  3. Is there a way I can see who subscibes to me?

  4. I am going to read your comments, and once someone explains it I’ll pretend I knew it all along since I’m too embarassed to admit I have wondered and yet been too proud to ask….

    Err….I mean….umm….its, easy..let the next commenter explain it…because…I have to..umm.. wash my hair…

  5. All these years later, it’s amazing how good looking I still am.

  6. Oh Kaiser, while the kids napped I scanned pictures.

    I’ve got more where those came from.

    So many more.

  7. Bring it on! I’ve got nothing to be ashamed of!

  8. its all ball bearings these days

  9. Part 1? You mean there’s more?

  10. Becky – I think it is safe to assume that I will remain an idiot and feel the need to post about it again.

    Markkkkkkk – There are some pretty funny pictures of you around here too. There is one on top of my TV right now of you and Gabe giving a thumbs up through a window – to a squirrel smoking a cigarette? Yeah, I don’t understand the picture either. You guys look like you are about 13 years old.

  11. Sarah,

    your bloglines seems to work. This is what showed up on the search.

    Also have you thought about Technorati. With the use of tags it drives a lot of people to read your site. It takes some set up but is easy after that.

  12. Whoops, I’m sorry the whole link did not show up. Just go to bloglines and do a search on your blog.

  13. I’m so the wrong person to ask, but I think you put it in your template (not in your post) so it appears where your links are, and then people with bloglines account automatically add you.

    So basically, go to and start an account. then add blogs to it by typing in their url and clicking “add”…it sort of explains itself. Sort of. Sort of? Damn, I totally confused you more didn’t I.

    To see who subscribes to you, just click on your name in bloglines and it will say how many subscribers.

  14. I just started poking around with it one day and before I knew it, I was subscribed to all my favorites and saving favorite posts. Call me and I’ll walk you through it.

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