you are so right... I just played with my widget ( ouch that reads badly doesn't it LOL)
So: today's discoveries are:
a) " display item content? " in the RSS widget drop-down means that if I check that box then on the right hand side of my blog, I get *not only* the heading of each post but also an entire slab of text from each post... yikes THAT put waaay too much text into the sides of my blog, so I saw that for me at least this isn't a box that I want to tick.
b) I discovered that ticking the name or date boxes in the RSS widget means that my name and the date is added to the headings of the posts on the right hand side of my blog... again, not for me as my name is already at the top of my blog and each of my posts are already dated... since these are on the same page I don't need to repeat the information.
I suppose my biggest and worst fear is that I know so little about computing and the technical jargon that everyone uses here, and i'm scared of making a change to my blog that I don't know how to undo .... and is now a good time to admit that I *thought* that RSS widget didn't actually change the appearance of my blog, but that it was something that people used to subscribe to my blog and that therefore that the RSS widget was something that effected what went into other people's email. ( yep , was I wrong about that!)
Just like meseemarvel, I will also go and check out the youtube link that your provided (thanks!)
I DID try and do a search on the RSS widget for information but that link didn't show up for me...
I am trying to take baby steps not only in learning how the blog works, but also how the guts of the set-up to run the blog does... no mean feat for a technophobic newbie, I assure you.
So... I'm a step or two further along the learning curve LOL .. most excellent!
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I have one more question (for now) that I'd like to annoy you all with if I may,...
... Now that I have added my link into the RSS widget and given it a name, how exactly does this connect other people who want to subscribe to my blog? does it link to their email ... or...?
.. and how can I check that it's working please?
Thanks once again for your excellent patience... it's very much appreciated.
kind regards... kiwidutch :)