The best way to keep up with updates to my site is through the email newsletter. You’ll get the latest posts (plus other updates) delivered straight to your inbox, about once a week. It’s totally free, I won’t pass on your details to third parties, and you can unsubscribe at any time. Sign up using this form:
Alternatively, you can subscribe to my RSS feed, which keeps track of all my latest posts (it’s free, too).
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) provides an easy way for readers to keep up-to-date with a website’s content, without having to sit at the website constantly hitting the refresh button. If a site has an RSS feed, then you can subscribe to it, and be informed of any new posts within minutes of their appearance.
To subscribe to a feed, you need something called a feed reader. This is just a piece of software that checks all your subscriptions and notifies you when something new comes up. Most modern web browsers have a feed reader built in — to check if yours does, just click on the RSS link over in the top-right hand corner, and see what happens. If it’s not obvious what to do next, your browser probably doesn’t have a feed reader.
Naturally there are other options available. I use Google Reader, because it lets me check my feeds from any computer and also read them offline.
If you don’t like that, there are dozens of other readers out there — check out this list, and I’m sure you’ll find one that suits you.