As BB said, we are helpful… so add us!

March 29, 2007 at 10:01 pm 2 comments

Posted by Dee 

BB left the comment on the post we wrote for him/her titled “Response to BB: how many years of language is enough?” saying:

“Thank you very much! By the way, I am a junior. I’ve finally decided to not take the 4th year of Spanish. I am EXTREMELY involved in Band and Journalism, and while AcDec isn’t considered AP/Honors, it will probably be one the the most rewarding classes I will ever take in high school. In addition, I hate Spanish – though i do have an A. Again, thank you. This site has been so helpful!!”

BB — I’m so glad you found AdmitSpit helpful because that’s our whole point of existing! As you can tell, we definitely don’t post daily (we’re students too ya know!) so, to get updated without checking the site everyday and getting annoyed that we haven’t posted, there’s an easy solution… add us!

On Yahoo!:

The best way to go about adding AdmitSpit to Yahoo! is to go to http://alerts.yahoo.com and sign into Yahoo!. You’ll see that right now you’re on the “Create an Alert” tab, so click on “Feed / Blog” (which right now has a yellow NEW! icon by it) which will take you to a new page. In “A. Enter the URL for a web site’s RSS feed, if you know it” type https://admitspit.wordpress.com/feed, and when it says to choose how often you want Alerts delivered, I’d recommended keeping it on “As they happen” so that you get changes immediately, but changing “Major changes” to “Just new items” (the third option in the menu) so that you only get, well, new items. Then select how you want your Alerts delivered, whether just to your email or if you also want it sent to your Y! Messenger or Mobile, if you have it. Then click the orange “Save Alert” button, and on the next page hit the orange “Done” button, and you’re all set!

Another way on Yahoo! to add AdmitSpit content is, if you use My Yahoo!, to add the AdmitSpit feed. Go to your My Yahoo! page, click the blue “Add Content” button, which takes you to a new page. From here, click the “Add RSS by URL” blue text in the blue “Find Content” box (the first box that is). On the next page that takes you to, type https://admitspit.wordpress.com/feed, and click the grey “ADD” button. On the next page that takes you to, click the yellow “Add to My Yahoo!” button, and you’re all set!

On Google:

Google Alerts are also a pretty good way of getting updated on AdmitSpit content, even though the Google Reader is probably better (because with Alerts on Google you may also get results about what other people are saying about AdmitSpit rather than just our content exclusively).

To get Google Alerts for AdmitSpit, go to http://blogsearch.google.com, and type AdmitSpit. You’ll get a page with a list of results, look in the left bar under the grey “Subscribe:” box, and you’ll see a link to “Blog Alerts” with a little envelope icon next to it. Click on this, and it will take you to a new page. I suggest keeping all the settings on the right as the have them; the “Search terms:” should be “admitspit” with “Type:” as “Blogs” and “How often:” as “once a day” and now, just enter your email, click the “Create Alert” button, and voila, you’re done!

But again, you may get some extraneous content coming through this method, so another way is to use the Google Reader, which is better I think.

In Google Reader at http://reader.google.com, click the “Add a Subscription” button in the left column. Here, a green box should pop up, and just type in https://admitspit.wordpress.com/feed and hit the “Add” button. And that’s that, you’re done! You can from now on go to your Google Reader to see new content from AdmitSpit, or, go to your Google homepage once you’ve logged in and click the “Add stuff” button. From here click “Add by URL” at the top of the page and enter “admitspit.wordpress.com/feed” (they already have “http://” there for you) and click the “Add” button. And now the feed with be on your Google homepage so you’ll see new content without having to visit the site unnecessarily.

So, that just details the process for the two most popular sites our readers are using, but if you’d like to know how to add our feed to any other site you’re using so that you don’t have to bother checking AdmitSpit daily but still want to be in the know when we do post, send in a comment, and we’ll click around and figure it out!

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Entry filed under: AdmitSpit, Alerts, Blog, Feed, Google, Reading, Tips/Tricks, Website, Writing, Yahoo!.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Barbara  |  April 3, 2007 at 1:45 am

    I just kind of search Yahoo! for AdmitSpit when I feel like reading college admissions help that sounds like a normal human being. Maybe because it is. 🙂

    Works for me.

    Alright, you’ve probably answered a question like this before, but I thought I’d cover all my bases. I recently auditioned for the choir program at my school and much to my surprise, made it into the top choir. We have an intensely-funded, talented program here and so this is a huge honor. However, like most arts classes, it’s not honors, not a core class, and will probably hurt my rank.

    To take it, I will have to drop AP Bio (a honors-core class), and likely hurt my rank. I’m not going to be in a science-related major, but like most kids, I need those AP classes! What to do… what to do?

    Reply
  • 2. Barbara  |  April 3, 2007 at 1:46 am

    By the way, is it just me or are those smileys a little awkward?

    Reply

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