Is it worth making a few website improvements or completely redesigning the entire website? Depends...we chose website improvements.
My Dad, a regular visitor to my blog, wanted to know if the orange RSS button was a bad link, because when he clicked on it, it displayed only the RAW data from the RSS feed.
I was going to send him an email letting him know how to add an RSS feed and found it cumbersome trying to explain the current method of copying & pasting the RSS link into a RSS Reader or Aggregator. Isn’t there a simpler way? There is if you’re using the Firefox browser, which I highly recommend.
Easily Subscribe to an RSS feed Using Firefox
If you want to subscribe to an RSS feed and you’re using Firefox, all you have to do is click the red button in the bottom right hand corner of the browser. It asks you to subscribe to the feed and you’re done.
I checked out our blog and I couldn’t find the button – Firefox wan’t recognizing our RSS feed. Determined to fix this, I searched for “Firefox RSS” in Google and found out how to get Firefox to recognize our feed. (Thanks to JB for this info).
Now you can easily subscribe to our blog (or RSS feed) thanks to my Dad, JB, Firefox and me.
This probably would have never gotten done if it wasn’t for my Dad informing me about it.
It’s Amazing What a Little Feedback Can Do.
Giving and receiving feedback is one of the most important characteristics we have as humans. The gift of giving helps all of us. Because my Dad informed me of the problem, I was able to help him out and help out everyone else visiting our site. Thanks Dad.
Always ask for feedback and always accept it. You don’t have to like it, but the feedback you get could provide a benefit to others.
That’s my lesson learned for today.
P.S. My lesson learned coincides with a book I just read, called “The One Minute Manager“. In the book the author talks about giving feedback, praising and reprimanding and the benefits it has on others.
Mike Swartz says, “Check it out.”
Hope your weekend is a long and relaxing one.