I have created an .xml file with 2 items linking to 2 announcements/news stories on the Conservation News page that I intend to update frequently in the near future. This .xml file has been validated.
I would like visitors to the page to be so entranced with the range of local stories that they want to be informed when new stories are posted. When I am so entranced when visiting other peoples pages I click the RSS icon and behold my Thunderbird in box is primed with messages bearing the current stories. Sometimes the subject (and a few words in the body) summarize the nature of the story so that I have to click the linked subject to see the whole story - and sometimes there it all is right in the body. I prefer the former because I really want people to visit the site.
Here's my problem: after googling till I'm cross-eyed I still haven't found what code lies behind the RSS icon on the sites I have visited that causes their stories to appear in my in box, or for that matter in my Firefox "feeds" or anywhere else. People talk about subscribing to news aggregators and third party services that will push my feeds to their clients (my supposition?) but at this stage I don't want their help. Maybe later, but right now I want the one time visitor to have cause to come back to me when I put up relevant stories or post updates on any of my pages.
BTW here is the page that I want to enable for RSS feeds (provided as illustration, not a plug!!!):
Can anyone supply the crucial missing piece of information or direct me to web resources that I have somehow missed?
Thank you very much!!