This form lists all of your current subscriptions, plus has room
at the bottom to add a new ones. Each subscription, whether new or existing,
collects the same pieces of data
Service: This is the blog service that hosts the blog to be subscribed
User: The name used to access the blog. In the case of Xanga and
LiveJournal, this should be readily available from the URL used to access their
blog. But MySpace is more complicated. You need what MySpace calls a "FriendID"
which is a number associated with the user. If you look at a URL for a specific
blog entry, rather than the whole site, you should see, buried in there,
something that looks like "FriendID=" followed by a series of numbers. It's
those numbers that you need to enter here. Sorry it's so complicated.
You can try entering the URL to the page you want to subscribe to, rather
than looking for the RSS feed. In that case, choose the "Best Guess" option from
the Service: dropdown, and the system will attempt to calculate the best
URL to use for the subscription
Label: This is just a piece of text, for your use, so that you can
easily distinguish this entry from others, in case you can't remember that
PythonPhan on Xanga is really lovable me. ;)
If you wish to delete a subscription entry, choose "Delete" in the service field,
and it will be deleted when you submit it.
Note: If you enter a non-existant user, the system won't
see it as an error. You'll just never see any entries for that "user's"
Note 2: I've added a new service: "Generic." This is to allow you
to put in a full URL to any arbitrary RSS feed. If you don't understand
what that means, then it's probably best if you don't use it. ;)