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The New Leaf Journal strongly supports content consumption via RSS. Below, you will find our main RSS feeds. I may find a way to sneak some surprises into our RSS feed over time. You can find information about our newsletter RSS feed and our external RSS feeds on site.
Please note that we offer RSS, Atom, and JSON feeds. I will note the different subscription URLs below. RSS and Atom feeds are compatible with nearly all popular feed readers. JSON feeds are less well-supported, but we generate them for people who have compatible readers and prefer the newer JSON feed standard. Most users should use either the RSS or Atom feed.
Scroll to the bottom of this post for a list of fully free and open source RSS readers that are available for multiple platforms.
If you are unsure how feeds work or why you should consider using them, I explain both issues in my introduction to the key concepts.
|Resource||RSS Feed||Atom Feed||JSON Feed|
|Main Article Feed|
|Add RSS||Add Atom||Add JSON|
|Add RSS||Add Atom||Add JSON|
|Newsletter Leaf Journal||Add RSS||N/A||N/A|
|N.A. Ferrell’s Articles||Add RSS||Add Atom||Add JSON|
|Victor V. Gurbo’s Articles||Add RSS||Add Atom||Add JSON|
I maintain a separate page listing my feeds from external sites as well: Nicholas A. Ferrell Around the Web.
Category and Tag Feeds
Did you know that every category and tag here at The New Leaf Journal has its own RSS feed? For example, let us say that you want to follow our special The Emu Café section (explained here). The ordinary URL for The Emu Café is https://thenewleafjournal.com/category/the-emu-cafe/. To obtain its RSS feed, simply add “feed” to the end of the URL.
The exact same principle works for tags. Let us say that you want to listen to music by my very talented colleague, Victor V. Gurbo. Posts that include or link to Victor’s musical recordings usually have our Victor V. Gurbo Music tag. The tag URL is https://thenewleafjournal.com/tag/victorvgurbomusic/. Now let’s see what happens when we add feed to the end of the URL.
While I certainly hope you follow our main RSS feed, our specific feeds for authors, categories, and tags make it easy for you to follow the specific New Leaf Journal content that interests you.
In the same way as I denonstrated above, you can also obtain the Atom and JSON versions of these feeds if you prefer. Simply add /atom or /json to the end of the basic RSS feed to select one of those formats.
Finally, do note that our sister publication, The Newsletter Leaf Journal, has its own RSS feed.
How Do I Try RSS?
There is no shortage of RSS readers out there for you to use to consume content from The New Leaf Journal and many other websites. Below, I will list some free and open source RSS readers for a variety of platforms. If you have a free and open source RSS reader that you created or enjoy and think I should add to the list, let me know via our contact form and I will look into it.
(Note: I am only including fully free and open source RSS readers that are also free of cost. I am not including self-hosted RSS readers, although there are many terrific options to consider. If you are interested in expanding your search, I recommend starting with AlternativeTo, a great resource that I have covered on site.)
- Akregator (Linux)
- Brief (Firefox)
- Claws Mail (Windows, Linux, BSD) [email client – supports RSS]
- Feeder (Android)
- Feeds (Linux)
- Fraidycat (Chrome, Firefox, Windows, MacOS, Linux) [Primarily web extension]
- Fluent Reader (Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android)
- Liferea (Linux, BSD)
- Newsboat (Windows, MacOS, Linux) [Command line]
- NewsFlash (Linux)
- Newsrdr (Web)
- NetNewsWire (MacOS, iOS)
- Pétrolette (Web) [Notes: Feeds stored in browser cache, but can be synced across devices]
- QuiteRSS (Windows, MacOS, Linux, BSD)
- Raven Reader (Windows, MacOS, Linux, Web)
- RSS Guard (Windows, MacOS, Linux)
- RSSOwlinux (Linux)
- Sage-Like (Firefox)
- Smart-RSS (Chrome, Firefox)
- Thunderbird (Windows, MacOS, Linux, BSD) [email client – supports RSS]
- uRsses (Ubuntu Touch)
- Vienna (MacOS)
Finally, if you are interested in syncing your feeds locally between Linux and Android, you can try my personal RSS system (as of February 2022). This involves a tool called DecSync which I will cover more in the future.