RSS stands for 'Really Simple Syndication', and are simply special types of web pages. Websites typically use such feeds to notify its visitors when something new has been posted on their website. The Paragon School of Sporting's RSS feed, for example, will be updated with monthly Sporting Clays Tips as they are published.
To "subscribe" to a site feed, or RSS Feed, you need a feed reader. Simply point the reader to the URL (address) of the site feed, and it will do the rest: it will display the contents of the feed in a window or panel for you. The feed will look like a series of messages. Although the word "subscribe" is used, there is no actual subscription (in the traditional sense of the word) involved. You do not need to give your email address, fork out any money, nor furnish any information whatsoever. Your feed reader does all the real work: it checks the website regularly to see if the feed has been updated. If the latter has been changed, the feed reader software will inform you and allow you to read it, giving you the illusion that you have subscribed to some sort of newsletter or message service.
Some browsers already contain built-in support for tracking and reading RSS and ATOM site feeds. Often, in those browsers, all you have to do is to click on the link to the feed to subscribe to it. The browser will then alert you whenever there are new items in the site feed and provide you a way to read it from within the browser. At the time this was written, browsers that contain built-in support for tracking and reading RSS feeds include Opera (which has versions for Windows, Mac, Linux, FreeBSD, etc), Safari (Mac OS X or Windows), Internet Explorer 7 (Windows only) and Firefox (Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux).
If you have a browser that supports the reading of newsfeeds, just click on this link http://www.paragonschool.com/sporting-clays-tips.xml, or the RSS Icon found on the Sporting Clays Tips pages.
Another alternative to using your web browser is to download specialized feed reader software. There are numerous such software around on the Internet, many of them free of charge. Many free readers can be found by searching on Google or Yahoo. Since many of these are free, you can download as many of them as you like to find one that appeals to you.
To add paragonschool.com's Sporting Clays Tips feed to the software, just use the following URL: http://www.paragonschool.com/sporting-clays-tips.xml. (Simply, click the right mouse button on the link, and select "Copy shortcut" or its equivalent from the menu that appears. Then paste it into your feed reader at the appropriate place.)
Yet another way to read RSS feeds is to use an online feed aggregator (also known as news aggregator). This is basically an online service that you can access using your web browser. You'll have to sign up for the service and tell it what URL to track. In the case of paragonschool.com's Sporting Clays Tips, the URL is http://www.paragonschool.com/sporting-clays-tips.xml. You can then read the feed using your web browser - the online feed aggregator will format the feed in a manner that can be conveniently read by any web browser.
For your convenience, you can click the relevant button or link below to automatically add your feed to your online feed aggregator. For example if you use Google Reader, just click on the "Add to Google" button, and the feed will automatically be added to your list of feeds in Google Reader.