How To Sign up for Blog, Newsletter auto notify

     The most direct way to view the blog is simply to add the URL to the bookmarks or favorites in your browser.  This will take you directly to Billie's Blog:  http://www.mohawkvalleypatriots.org/blog1/
     However, you can also automate the process so that you are notified whenever there is a new posting to the Blog.  The following instructions are for Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox 3.0.  Other browsers have similar features.


For Internet Explorer
Go to the web address of Billie's Blog.   When you have it on the screen, you will see the little orange symbol shown to the left.  Click on it.  A box will open showing the "feeds" available.  The one labeled Feed will notify you when the blog is updated.  The one labeled Comments would notify you whenever a comment is added.  You can subscribe to either or both, one at a time.  After you click on one .................







The box with the yellow background will appear.  If you click on Subscribe To in the lower left hand corner, the Entry Dialog will appear where you can give the item a name, such as MVP Blog or whatever.  Once you click subscribe...........







If you go to favorites, you will see a tab called Feeds.  On that tab you will see the name you gave to your subscription.  Whenever the Blog is updated, the article will appear in this list.  In this example, if you right clicked with your mouse on MVP you would see this menu..............











If you left click on Properties, you can make changes to how you are notified when the blog changes and more importantly, set how often it looks for changes.



















For Firefox
Go to the web address of Billie's Blog.   When you have it on the screen, you will see the little orange symbol shown to the left.  Click on it.  A box will open showing the "feeds" available.  The one labeled Subscribe To Feed will notify you when the blog is updated.  The one labeled Subscibe t to Comments would notify you whenever a comment is added.  You can subscribe to either or both, one at a time.  After you click on one .................




Give your selection a name and pick a location for the link to appear.  For the example we are using Bookmarks Toolbar which will leave it easily accessible.  When you have made your entry pick Subscribe........................











Once it is on your toolbar, you will see any available articles when you click on it.