We'll use it as you'd expect: to keep you updated on chapter activities, national ASBPE events, and other news of interest to business-to-business editors. And we'll share some thoughts from time to time about our association, our industry, and the media in general.
Surprisingly, given the myriad niche topics people have started blogs about, there are relatively few we know of that are devoted to business-to-business publishing:
- editorial consultant Paul Conley's blog,
- Dave Shaw's B — or not 2B, and
- American Business Media's MediaPace.
To keep up with our blog, those listed above, and other favorite sites, we recommend you use an RSS reader. If a site you read offers an RSS feed (and most sites that are blogs do), you can use the reader to track when the site has added new content and get a summary of the new material. The best part of using RSS is that you get updates on the sites you read regularly all in one place, so you don't have to surf around to each site, wait for each to load, and look for the new content.
Many RSS readers are available for free. The readers can be web-based or stand-alone applications, or plug-ins that are integrated into of your browser. Web-based readers are probably the easiest to get started with. Some resources to do just that:
- For an excellent primer on RSS newsfeeds and newsreaders, see Poynter's article on the subject.
- This post on Rexblog lists several RSS readers and links to a couple of articles about RSS.
- In addition, links to a selection of sites where you can get RSS readers are at left.