Subscribe to PASIM

PASIM has received a lot of requests for personalized updates on selected brands/events and hope there’ll be such services available in the future. At the moment, PASIM does NOT send email updates only on selected brands OK?!

If you always log to this blog to check for updates but become disappointed when there’s nothing new, don’t fret.

RSS (which, in its latest format, stands for “Really Simple Syndication”) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated content such as blog entries, news headlines or podcasts. An RSS document, which is called a “feed,” “web feed,” or “channel,” contains either a summary of content from an associated web site or the full text. RSS makes it possible for people to keep up with their favorite web sites in an automated manner that’s easier than checking them manually.

RSS content can be read using software called a “feed reader” or an “aggregator.” The user subscribes to a feed by entering the feed’s link into the reader or by clicking an RSS icon in a browser that initiates the subscription process. The reader checks the user’s subscribed feeds regularly for new content, downloading any updates that it finds.

Wikipedia – RSS

RSS is almost always represented by this icon:

RSS icon

These new features are here to help you:

Subscribe to RSS directly from a blog/website

Click on Entries RSS (right side of navigation, under Meta) and you’ll see how confusing it is to actually read from it! This is for people who are interested in XML and web programming.

So how to make it easier?

Register yourself at any RSS aggregator.

Among the most popular aggregators right now are Bloglines, Yahoo! RSS, MSN / Windows Live RSS, Newsgator, Del.icio.us, Digg and Google just came up with its own services. Check out RSS Icon Gallery – you’ll have more ideas on which companies offer RSS subscription.

Choose the aggregators where you can have easy and fast access with an interface that you love. Some of you may prefer only text feeds while others must have a bit of colours (those who select HTML instead of text version when subscribing to sites and newsletters).

PASIM has a lot of pictures so I would recommend you include pictures/full feed if there’s a choice. PASIM’s RSS is full feed – meaning you get what is posted online. Certain blogs allow summary feed and you’ll have to click ‘more’ to go to the blog to view the full post. I know that there are a lot of you who are hungry for free updated information and do not want to see or click any ads – don’t worry, not going to plaster blinking ads (yet). Perhaps some of you can only receive emails but not surf net (while at work! Shhhh…).

Subscribe to RSS aggregator

There are 2 ways you can add to RSS aggregator:

a The manual way
This feature was available from the time of the old blog Promotions and Sales in Malaysia (PASIM).

Right click Entries RSS and select Copy Link Location.

If you have del.icio.us toolbar or other RSS aggregator installed, you can add this blog directly to your aggregator – the option to add to such aggregators would be visible in Right Click Menu.

In most aggregators, the url or name of the blog is sufficient because the aggregators will locate the RSS feed url. RSS Feed url is something like this https://pasim.wordpress.com/feed/

Different platform or blog services have different way of organizing the url. If you don’t have any aggregator installed, login to your aggregator and add the url of the blog or RSS.

b The automatic way
In PASIM, you can directly add this blog into various aggregators with this link
Subscribe in a reader (again, right side navigation, under Meta)

Once you are in that page, click on any of the icons to subscribe this blog to the reader (aggregator) that you want.

Subscribe via email

This is the new function added to PASIM! :)

Updates on blogs are sent to your email account periodically. Some services offer option for subscribers – meaning you can choose how often and when you get it, others do not. You can Subscribe to PASIM | Promotions and Sales in Malaysia by Email – service provided by FeedBurner.

Tell me what you think about this feature. :)

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3 thoughts on “Subscribe to PASIM

  1. I’m surprised there are so fewc omments in this blog! It’s certainly a very useful and informative blog on sales in KL! I’m going to subscribe via email.

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