Subscriptions to the Blog – RSS – Comments

Some of my readers have complained that the RSS (by means of which you can be advised of new posts) is not working.  I have had my IT consultant check, and he has reported that the RSS is working. He has suggested the following for using the RSS:

To subscribe to a feed (RSS) Using Internet Explorer  

  1. Launch Internet Explorer 
  2. Go to
  3. Click on RSS 2.0 in the right hand panel under Meta>>.
  4. Click Subscribe to this Feed. 
  5. Type a name for the feed and select the folder to create the feed in. 
  6. Click Subscribe.

To add a feed to the Favorites bar

To add a feed to the Favorites bar, subscribe to the feed, and then select the Add to Favorites Bar check box in the Subscribe to this Feed dialog box. If you’ve already subscribed to the feed, you can click the Add to Favorites Bar button to add the feed to the Favorites bar.

To subscribe to a feed (RSS) using Mozilla Firefox 

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox 
  2. Go to
  3. Click on RSS 2.0 in the right hand panel under Meta>>. 
  4. Click Subscribe to this Feed.

 Regarding Comments: I am now subscribing to Askimet which will automatically delete most spam comments so that they don’t get near the website.  In addition, I will delete, in bulk, all comments which make it to my spam queue.  I also delete, without reading, any comments in my pending queue which show a URL.  So, the get a comment published on the website, I suggest:

  • that you do not list a URL on your comment
  • I would like to see more, specific comments about a point or an opinion I’ve expressed in a particular post.  Critical, specific comments are also welcome. 
  • Please keep your comment brief and to the point.  I don’t think my readers are interested in a long wheeze posted by someone else. 
  • Please don’t include quotations from somebody famous in your comments.  I want to hear your opinions, not the ideas of the famous person. 
  • Some of my readers are not proficient in written English.  That is OK.  But I will delete comments that don’t make sense. 
  • Sweeping, thoughtless or malicious comments will not be posted, but as I’ve said above, thoughtful, specific and critical comments are welcome. 
  • Please feel free to suggest any new topics you would like to see me address.
  • I will try to respond to specific questions about my writing or my views on writing.