October 22, 2008

As previously noted, mikeshinoda.com has an RSS feed. I wanted to take a second to talk about how to use it. If you’re already an RSS user, ignore this post, and feel free to pitch in with your “expert” RSS suggestions in the comments section. I’ll paraphrase a few key notes by Tim Ferris and Ryan Holiday. For an in-depth look at what Ryan had to say, go HERE

In a nutshell, RSS is like TiVo for your web browsing–you pick what you like, and it retrieves it. You just subscribe to the sites that you visit regularly, and they show up when something is new. You can do it via GOOGLE READER, or something similar.

Important note: a lot of web mail readers will allow you to subscribe to an RSS feed as well. if you’re on a Mac, like me, you can simply add it to your Mac Mail RSS tab; you just go under File / Add RSS Feeds, and paste in the RSS feed weblink. When new posts show up on mikeshinoda.com, they’ll simply (and immediately) show up in your email inbox. Very handy.

For everyone that wants to subscribe to my RSS feed, this is the link


EDIT: weird that the RSS link isn’t working for some of you. try copying and pasting?



  1. skexismeldarion365 on January 18, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Finally, some kind of bridge over the gap… anywho, I was hoping to get some feedback, and hopefully if it doesn’t breach any laws, I was hoping to collab with Mike / Linkin Park to produce some tracks (if you’re interested). I remember seeing some message on some networking site saying that Linkin Park was looking 4 some fan based remixes (unfortunately, I didn’t make the deadline). I’m really looking forward to a response Btw, I have some tracks of my own in the even u want to hear a sample of my material.

  2. Phoenix10 on October 24, 2008 at 11:59 am

    so my rss link is now working.i dunno why but itΒ΄s great!!!

  3. FCastro on October 23, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    Thanks Mike
    you’re doing lots of things to help us here
    and I’m sure everyone is enjoying it!

  4. Mikeshi_Linkfort on October 23, 2008 at 9:08 am

    Thanks Mike!

  5. axrinekey on October 23, 2008 at 7:15 am

    Oh well, thanks for telling us what’s the function of the RSS. πŸ™‚

    Ah well, probably because the link should be http://www.mikeshinoda.com/feeds/blog.xml and not with the feed:// in front there πŸ™‚

    Oh and, why are the comments here all black in font?

  6. Virga on October 23, 2008 at 1:23 am

    I can’t open the link too. Tried to copy, but that doesn’t changed anything.

  7. Kalini on October 22, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Mike, thanks for the link! It was very interesting to read Ryan’s “12 Filtering Tips”. I’ve been thinking lately about using RSS, as I heard from friends that it was useful. Ryan described other advantages of using RSS, so I’m nearly convinced that I should try it out. Krassie K.

  8. maria on October 22, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    Hey, Mike. Could you be so kind to fix the link of your RSS, please?

  9. Frerard on October 22, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Dear Sparkart Team,

    The blog looks like shiz. CSS problem? Please kindly fix anyhow.



  10. Lee on October 22, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    I know this has nothing to do with your post, but I have to bring it up. Barack Your World is probably one of the funniest songs I’ve ever heard, at least recently. What possessed you and Mark to make that song?

  11. soyuneik on October 22, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Does your page use root-relative rather than absolute urls? (e.g: /../ feeds/blog.xml versus http://www.domain.com/ feeds/blog.xml) Anyways, if so, thats a common rss problem… A possible temp workaround (and if you tried copy and past) is to replace the word “feed” in the link with “html” like: http://www.mikeshinoda.com/feeds/blog.xml <—or copy and paste that

  12. lp_fm_fan on October 22, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Yay! It works PROPERLY now! Before it gave me old news, like two old blog posts. Now it keeps me updated!

    Thanks Mike! And the RSS link works fine with me. =P

  13. Giffy on October 22, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    first, i noticed that ur sig has changed a bit, right? (or just something wrong w/ my computer again?) second, ur site is more fatser loading, thanks for whatever it makes. third, u make fan comments invisible, dude! hahahaha i have to crop to read! & finally, yeah, ur RSS link is dead ^^ ttyl

  14. ShirleyAlvarezNY on October 22, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    I made an igoogle account about two months ago, and came across google reader. Although I didn’t know it’s purpose, the first thing I looked up was mikeshinoda.com and subscribed to the site not knowing it was RSS feed. I did not know what an RSS feed was until I read your blog. google reader has updated me on your blog posts. It’s a very cool feature and I check it once in a while. I prefer visiting your page and reading your blogs regularly without RSS notice.

    I also need a new computer and going for a Mac notebook. I just started college. Is this computer totally worth buying? every other laptop I’ve had from HP to Dell don’t last very long. Shirley Alvarez, 17

  15. kairimai on October 22, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    Hi Mike, thanks for your help…I don’t know if it’s just me, but the link isn’t working..

  16. ninguem on October 22, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    mike, one more time, i beg you to put the blog archives like in blogspot or wordpress

  17. Frerard on October 22, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    thanks for the info, mike.

    FMMB, or if you don’t know, it stands for FORT MINOR MESSAGE BOARD. can be found here http://forums.fortminor.com/index.php

    it’s only a month away ’til the next TRT anniversary, you know. please show us that you still care about it.

    thank you.

  18. MS_Ineedyou on October 22, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Hey Mike . How are you doing ? Thanks for sharing you posts with us πŸ™‚ You’re an amazing guy πŸ™‚ xD I love your blog posts. They make me laugh a lot xDD . Now i can show my friends and they love you too (except for one -.-‘) and they can enjoy them too. πŸ™‚ Thanks Mike .

       -----------------Brooke .-- Love You.

  19. YuN_RoCks on October 22, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    hey there Mike! I know this does not concern your post but..I just went to see WALL-E and I really don’t know why but I thought about you, in particular at the end titles. in that movie music and art/visual expressions/design are the same, like one only thing. don’t let me explain better what I felt because I can’t find enough words. just, if you haven’t seen the film yet, GO. NOW. even this time Pixar showed us they got it all, they fucking rock and they are never going to disappoint me, like you in a way :] hope you’ll love it like I do, it would be nice to know your opinion about it! always, take care ❀

  20. NoMoreSorrowGirl on October 22, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Hey Mike!Thanks for sharing…have you read your blog lately?coz everyone is going crazy about that video…you should explain that…hahaha!funny!btw…take care!love yah!

  21. numbrocker02 on October 22, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Thanks for telling us about the RSS Feed Mike. And I was wondering if you could tell us about Barack Your World. Did you and Mark make it? Its really funny.

  22. sandra on October 22, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    as i had already suggested in a previous post, there’s a really simple and cool solution for noticing and using RSS feeds: just install the social media browser http://www.flock.com it will indicate all available RSS feeds on the website your visiting and just by two clicks it will be added to your RSS feed list for which you can open and read in a separate sidebar.
    besides that, flock offers so many other cool features, it’s definitely worth checking it out! πŸ™‚

  23. vivalavulva on October 22, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    there’s also a way to get the feed syndicated so it shows up on livejournal friendslists.

  24. Anstice on October 22, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Perhaps it’s because I’m not on a Mac or the fact that I use Mozilla Firefox, but my subscription to your RSS Feed is TOTALLY different than what you just described. For example. http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd260/PPSignHead/RSSFeed1.png I have it bookmarked at the top of my page. Which is what Firefox asked me to do when I subscribed to the feed. Then. http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd260/PPSignHead/RSSFeed2.png The updates aren’t sent to my email. They’re sent to the bookmark on my tabs, which then gives me the option of clicking the title of a given update, and it’ll open it. However, lately I haven’t been using on your RSS Feed, because it’s crap and doesn’t update. =)

  25. Hybr1d_7h3ory on October 22, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Guess how I knew about this blog post Mike. My RSS feed…lol

    I never knew what they were until you said that you had one already, and now I am hooked on these. Saves me alot of time in the interweb

  26. Kityara on October 22, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    Hi Mike.. off topic, sorry! Wanted to say how much I enjoy Linkin Park’s work. Generally I think the music is excellent… very unique sound, well thought out lyrics and real professionalism throughout, plus Chester has the best rock voice of this generation.. but the key thing for me is how cohesive you guys seem as a unit. Hope its not just good PR!… but you all seem very unselfish and much more interested in the final sound than in getting exposure for your own bit. I know you are about to record your new album, good luck and I hope you all keep working well together and stay close to one another.

  27. yohannaaaa on October 22, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    I subscribed to your RSS feed thing, didn’t really get it but yea XD
    you really love the mac computers don’t you, mike?
    heh…take care /yoe.

  28. tacos_on_tuesday on October 22, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Modern techonology …it’s like magic!! This is bad news for me at the office. Fuck it, I’m gonna be a rebel like that and subscribe to it on my office computer. I’ll show the MAN who’s really taking it. He may think he has me in the corner working all these fucking hours but ….I got mind control on his ass…WHO WORKING NOW MOTHER FUCKER???? Hahahahahaha…I need a vacation!!!

  29. lol_2me_lp on October 22, 2008 at 11:58 am

    you know what else has rss feed?fmmb.well..ok idk but hell get over there!

  30. Curiosa on October 22, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Oh, yeah, fmmb. I personally wanted to ban you for being a deserter but your stepchildren wouldn’t let me & since we are running a democracy over there, majority ruled. :)~

    PS: left 1 more comment on your “response” blog. Sorry. πŸ™‚

  31. eleni1997 on October 22, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Thanks for this..

    Now i can see all your blog posts without come in your blog πŸ™‚

  32. Meryl on October 22, 2008 at 11:33 am

    Hey Mike, why don’t you create a twitter feed while you’re on studio and you could keep it when you’re on tour. It’s easier to update it than a blog, all the members could do it and the fans would have the feeling that they are near you all the time. And you could keep us posted on things about production, creation, etc. That would be cool if we could have an insight in your creative process while doing it instead of waiting for a dvd with the album.

  33. Philliphera on October 22, 2008 at 11:11 am

    Hey Mike, thanks for explaining. But I think the link doesn’t work.
    Take care! Kimi

  34. ffmuteki9 on October 22, 2008 at 11:07 am

    although I know how to use RSS, I still like to visiting those blogs I like regularly without RSS notice.
    I like seeing new posts incidentally, not being notified in advance. well, is Mac really convenient to use? one of my friends is also using Mac, and he said most of softwares which can be used on Windows are also available on Mac, like MSN, and other prevalent ones.. It touches me.

  35. Trip on October 22, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Dats cool but it made me have to join microsoft outlook or somthing like dat. i have no idea wot it does but… ah well. Wot a TiVo btw? Keep us updated!!! bui

  36. Skully on October 22, 2008 at 11:02 am

    Nice, your a mac user just like me.

  37. Marlena_LP on October 22, 2008 at 11:01 am

    hey mike…whatΒ΄s up with this video, itΒ΄s called “barack your world” xD
    You know anything bout it?
    Take care

  38. Dori on October 22, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Hi Mike,

    The link isn’t working for me. I’ve tried it a few times, but I’m gonna keep on trying…. Thanks for the ‘sharethis’ thing you added!

  39. skindesbous on October 22, 2008 at 10:50 am

    I’ll enjoy it the day I don’t feel superlazy to learn how to, haha. But anyway, thanks, it’s really useful =D! BTW, could you tell us if the Road to Revolution cover will be the one that appears on the web of Linkin Park? We need it for the street team, to try to do a promo, but even if that is the image, is cut by one side, so… EDIT: I have it!

  40. YuN_RoCks on October 22, 2008 at 10:45 am

    the RSS thing is damn cool.
    thanks for letting me know it exists! take care ❀

  41. rockermeg on October 22, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Ok I get RSS feeds but what the hell is a TiVo???
    We had an assembly at school today about the celebrity lifestyle and attitude and the teacher taking the assembly started going on about musician/actors/artists who were against the attitude and she had a slide of photos and there was one of your Glorious Excess(Born) paintings!!!! And I was trying so bad not to laugh while she was talking about the themes in your paintings!!!
    So you’re art show is known by people who don’t even know who you are…(which is their loss of course)
    HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!??!??!!!
    (What’s up with the ‘share this’ or whatever at the bottom of the previous page?)

  42. lol_2me_lp on October 22, 2008 at 10:40 am

    here’s something totally unrelated.
    fort minor message boards!
    remember us?

  43. miKer0cks on October 22, 2008 at 10:36 am

    O.o cool!!!! Thx for the info Mike πŸ™‚ I really needed a tip on this one πŸ˜‰ Thx πŸ™‚ And i subscribed to your RSS!!!! πŸ™‚ Anyway….how’s chester doing? And how about the updates in mikeshinoda.com? Did you decide what you’re gonna do?

    Cya, take care, lots of kisses and hugs ❀ Love you Mikey ❀ πŸ™‚
    Have a great day πŸ™‚

  44. martinac on October 22, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Thanks, I had actually read that comment and was like what d hell is an rss….unknown to myself of course I receive these from other sites thanks a million MARTINACXXX

  45. missbluesonicspeed on October 22, 2008 at 10:33 am

    YAY! Thank you Mike! This will be my first RSS feed. I too run a Mac and will be looking forward to updates. Have a great day! πŸ˜‰

  46. AliceXD on October 22, 2008 at 10:22 am

    yay for RSS feeds.. i personally just learned how to do RSS things… XD your site is my first RSS feed thingiemabober yeah… i think i need sleep..

  47. Madlen on October 22, 2008 at 10:17 am

    That’s interesting…but I don’t think I’m gonna use it…actually I might use it…I dunno :DI’m happy with how things are now:D

  48. Phoenix10 on October 22, 2008 at 10:16 am

    the link doesnΒ΄t work i think…sorry

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