• http://www.jimbanks.co/ Jim Banks

    Awesome stuff Courtney. Particularly like the LinkedIn and Quora tips.

    I use Reeder it helps me to categorise the topics I follow better and from there I can add a post feed to Evernote by just pressing the letter E. You can also add to  reading list for Safari, end to Readbility or Instapaper, save to Pinboard, Delicious, post to twitter, Mail a link or view in Chrome. 

    Makes curation a lot more manageable. I only wish it de-duped, there is a lot of re-posting, recycling of the same story.

  • http://www.commstrategies.com/ Joel Don

    Great tips on ways to leverage RSS, thanks!

  • Martijn van Beek

    Hi Courtney, great article with some very usefull tips. I’d like to add Yahoo Pipes as a very usefull tool (http://pipes.yahoo.com). Even with little to no programming knowledge, it is a very versatile tool with which you can make your own RSS-feeds, or mix several sources into one feed. And much more. Great stuff.

  • http://twitter.com/RavenCourts Courtney Seiter

    Thanks, Jim! I will have to check out Reeder for sure.

  • http://twitter.com/RavenCourts Courtney Seiter

    Thanks, Martijn! I worked with Pipes a while back and found it a little complicated. Sounds like I need to get in there and give it another try. Love the concept! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=507992415 Jerry Bergquist

    This is a great tip.  It’s going to make monitoring so much easier!

  • Martijn van Beek

     When you stick to just making a feed it’s pretty basic. (I know there are a lot more possibilities that require some skill :-)

  • Sean Spediacci

    I’m obviously a little biased, but I’ve been using Netvibes before I started working for them and it’s a great way to manage all these feeds.

  • http://twitter.com/GnosisArts Gnosis Media Group

    And … use Gnosify if you want to get your feed updates via RSS :-) – http://s.gnoss.us/gnosify c @aleyda:twitter

  • http://twitter.com/BlueAppleonline BlueApple

    Nice idea! I appreciate your effort, wanna see more tips on social media. Thanks Courtney

  • Craig Broadbent

    Some great tips. I would add that you can use Feed My Inbox to deliver straight to your email rather than have separate email and feed readers, I find it a bit more efficient! And RSSMix is a more straight forward way of grouping feeds. The two combined are pretty powerful. 

  • http://twitter.com/waworld Web Analytics World

    I didn’t think anything could make me an even bigger fan of RSS feeds and my Reader…I was so wrong! Thanks Courtney, I’d not twigged about using it with Linkedin Answers or Twitter favourites, something I’ll be rectifying today!
    Ange from the @waworld team

  • gerri50

    RSS is simply amazing!!! Every day I go through my Google reader to keep up to date with whats going on in industries I am interested in. What I liked about this post was your mention of Feed43. I have come across a number of sites that I wish had RSS feeds; now I don’t have to miss out on anything. Thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/RavenCourts Courtney Seiter

    So glad to offer something you can use, Ange! I appreciate the kind words.

  • http://twitter.com/RavenCourts Courtney Seiter

    Yes, fewer sites seem to have RSS these days. It seems to be going out of fashion, which I just don’t understand!

  • http://twitter.com/RavenCourts Courtney Seiter

    I’ll have to check those out, Craig! Thanks for the tool tips. :)

  • http://blog.momekh.com/ Momekh

    Wow. Never looked at RSS. Ever. How you present it is just brilliant. Sharing it across the n/w because this can be very, very helpful. Great tips Courtney. Thanks.

  • http://www.esocialmedia.com Jerry Nordstrom

    Finding and using RSS is one thing, managing feeds in a reader is another, where you really are headed is creating a social media management platform. Listen, Monitor, Respond, publish and build connections.  Radian 6 can handle all of this, but if that price tag is too high you can create the same using Disqus.com for conversation management, Hootsuite for influencer identification, follower management and content scheduling/publishing and Netvibes for robust listening/monitoring. Connect all of these with Googles Social Analytics and you have a robust social marketing management platform all for a total cost of $5.95/month (Hootsuite Pro).

  • http://twitter.com/ITCareerCoach KingsIey Tagbo

    @Jerry Nordstrom, I haven’t heard of Hootsuite Pro and @Courtney Seller thanks for this article and the mention of Feed43 … I am interested in their ability to turn any website into an RSS Feed … 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/T3QX5RXOALW4OROLIRHXVGPI5I Stone Lu

    Very useful tips! i have to study and practise as you said, i am positve that it helps!

  • Nicr

    Interesting article with some nice tips. We’ve been using another tool called Feedity – http://feedity.com to create custom RSS feeds for tracking external websites. Its been very useful to us.