January 26th, 2016


Email Updates

I promised timespirit I'd write a little tutorital on how to get email updates every time a McKay/Sheppard fic is posted to Ao3. This method actually works for all kinds of websites - I get email updates when Joe Flanigan posts to Instagram, when David Hewlett posts to youtube, and so on. It's nothing fancy, really - just RSS feeds.

1. Go to Blogtrottr. You don't have to sign up, though if you're going to be using this for a bunch of notifications, I would recommend it.
2. Go to the Rodney McKay/John Sheppard page on AO3. Click on the RSS feed on the top right of the page.
3. Cut and paste the link into the place provided on blogtrottr. Enter your email address. I usually select "Real Time" for how frequent, and then click "feed me".
For Ao3, you'll get an email every time a new fic is posted. You will not, however, get an email when an old fic updates. You have to subscribe to the individual fic like normal.

Some websites make it difficult to find the RSS feed, or don't have one, like Instagram. Here's one for Joe's instagram, and here's one for his dog, Bento. And there you are! Pretty simple~