RSS feed for public content on our website

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One of many icons used for RSS feeds

If you have no idea what an RSS ("really simple syndication") feed is, feel free to stop reading this article right now. If you're curious, read on. And if you're a devotee of using a "blog aggregator" like the late, lamented Google Reader to notify you when blogs or websites you follow post new content, then you'll be glad to know that we have an RSS feed. 

It only advises subscribers of new public content; new Quaker or private (CHFM only) content does not show up in the feed. But much if not most of our content is public, so it could be useful to you for keeping up to date on when new things are published.

Here's the address to subscribe to with your favorite feed reader:

For the uninitiated but curious, here's how you would use this.

  1. Establish an account with some feed reader (also sometimes called blog aggregators). While Google Reader was excellent, it is no longer supported, so you'll need to choose from the many alternatives that have been put forward. Here's a link to an article that describes several options.
  2. Start using the new feed reader by adding a subscription to the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting website RSS feed, by pasting the URL above into a New Subscription form.
  3. Visit your chosen feed reader regularly; when there are new posts on our website, you'll see them summarized in the feed reader, with a link to the original article.
  4. If there are other blogs or websites that you visit regularly, they may offer RSS feeds. Often such feeds are marked with the symbol shown above, or some variation on it. Right-clicking the icon allows you to copy the URL behind it so that you can paste it into your feed reader.