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2020-02-23

Barry Saunders

I went to Denise Allens exhibit this afternoon at the Carrboro Century Center, where Ms Allen gave a wonderful talk about her life and work.

In the back of the room was an African-American gentleman (for some reason, I feel like using this expression, which I’ve never used before, perhaps because it’s not quite correct to use it in this case).

After the talk I went up to him and asked him:

me: Are you who I think you are? gentleman: That depends. Does he owe you money? me: Yes! You are Barry Saunders!!

It was wonderful to meet one of my favorite columnists in person. He gave me his card and told me to subscribe to The Saunders Report, which I have done. You should, too.

Email to Barry Saunders (Too much trouble to send with images, so I didn’t)

Dear Mr Saunders,

I love finally meeting you this afternoon. I’ve subscribed to your website with Feedly.com an RSS aggregator.

Because you use Wix, your site has an RSS feed, something that many people still use. I read almost everything on the web with Feedly.

The link to your RSS feed is here: https://www.thesaundersreport.com/feed.xml. I won’t make much sense to look at it because it’s structured data to be read by programs called RSS aggregators. I use Feedly.

Feedly lets me format your RSS feeds

I love RSS feeds because they enable me to scan hundreds of sites every day. What’s more, Feedly (and most RSS aggregators) lets you view the RSS feed in several different ways.

List View (my favorite)
I like this because I can see more posts at one time
Magazine View
Card View

I have no way of knowing how many people use RSS, but I do know that many people do and many sites have them.

Alonside your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram icons, I suggest that you add an RSS symbol linking to your RSS feed. RSS Icons look like this.

Here’s a very common RSS icon:

I really enjoyed finally meeting you today

I’ll keep reading more of your stuff now that I’ve subscribed to it.

best, ge


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