Improvements at thefallencleric.com

I have just made it a bit easier for you to find my blog.  You can now leave “wordpress” out of the address, and just type thefallencleric.com into your browser.

Now for a word about subscribing.  About 98% of my readers are simply clicking on the link I post to this blog after I write each new post.  While there is nothing wrong with this, it is kind of the roundabout way of reading a blog.  The easiest way to do it is to simply have each post automatically download into Internet Explorer or Firefox as it becomes available.  In Internet Explorer, do this by clicking on RSS – Posts in the Subscribe box at the top right of this page.  At the top of the page, you will see a message like this:

You are viewing a feed that contains frequently updated content. When you subscribe to a feed, it is added to the Common Feed List. Updated information from the feed is automatically downloaded to your computer and can be viewed in Internet Explorer and other programs. Learn more about feeds.
Subscribe to this feed

Click on  the Subscribe to this feed link in your browser.  A dialog box will come up.  Click the Add to Favorites Bar checkbox, and click on the Subscribe button. That’s it.  From now on, every time I finish a new post, Internet Explorer will notify you.  You’ll see The Fallen Cleric on your toolbar at the top of your browser, and when you mouse over it, the most recent posts will pop up underneath, newest to oldest, top to bottom.  Just click on the one you want to read.

In Firefox, simply click on the orange RSS symbol on the right side of your address bar.  A new page will come up.  Make sure it says, “Subscribe to this feed using Live Bookmarks.”  Click Subscribe Now.  That’s it.  Now you will be able to view posts in your browser as the blog is updated.

The advantage to subscribing is that you don’t have to a) remember the address of the blog and keep typing it into your browser; b) look for the link on Facebook.  This can cut Facebook out of the picture entirely, as you’ll no longer be dependent on Facebook to know when a new post goes up.  Simply open your browser and if there’s anything new, you’ll see it by mousing over The Fallen Cleric icon on your browser toolbar.

And there is your tech training for today!

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic. A request for me to defend some of my comments does not obligate me to do so.

  • Thanks for the reply. I guess that your readers are an exception to the 10 to 20 percent of people who are not using a Win OS then. Just shows that some stats are not everything that they are cracked up to be.

    I guess you have a standard there in the US. But the Australasian universities don’t use the term and I’m nosy enough to ask silly questions.

    Is there a reason why you don’t have an image to your Avatar? I guess that you’d be too easy to pick out in a crowd, eh?

    Lin

  • Hi Dave,
    I got your blog address from Mike, he seemed to think that it might be of benefit to me…. And I think that it might be of benefit to you too.
    With regard to Improvements at thefallencleric.com, you are talking about better was to read or, really, be advised of a new post and its beginning comments. You give some advice on how to set your Win machine to do that with some inbuilt program and with Firefox. Very limited advice, I think.
    You can do the same with Firefox in Linux. You can do the same in any operating system, even text-only machines, with Google Reader (an adjunct to Gmail.com). Google Chrome and Opera can handle RSS systems too.

    BTW, my Kiwi dictionary defines adjunct as added on, is your AboutMe description a fancy way of saying that you’re an added on instructor?

    Or is it your Yankee way of confusing the south again?

    Regards

    Lin

    • thefallencleric

      Thanks for reading. Regarding my subscription advice, it was meant for the average user. I use Chrome as my default browser and dual-boot Windows and Linux, so I followed every word you said. However, the majority of my readers wouldn’t understand it, and wouldn’t care much about it. They are mostly PC users running Internet Explorer in Windows. So although what you said resonated with me, my job as a blogger is to write things that resonate with my readers. I’m sure nearly anyone running Linux already knows how to subscribe to an RSS feed.

      Regarding “adjunct,” that is the standard university term for instructors who are part-time and teach on a class-by-class contract basis, so no, I’m not just messing with you!