Well, that’s a very easy question and the answer is also very simple, but iam sure most web users are not aware of this feature which can help them subscribe to any web blog easily. Rather than getting email alerts its always very good to subscribe to blogs using your firefox ‘My Feeds’ Section.
To get started you need to open your favourite blog, which offers you with feeds, though the browser firefox itself automatically discovers the blog’s feed link and shows you. Here are some Examples which can tell you if the website/blog has a feed to which you can subscribe or not.
www.google.com – Website Not a Blog
www.amitbhawani.com/blog – Blog Auto Detected Feed
Now click on the feedlink, which is automatically shown when the feed is auto detected, to subscribe to the web blog instantly. Once you click on that option you will be shown a dialog box with the Live Bookmark details.Within a second you will find the latest blog posts in the bookmarks bar. See the next screenshot for more information.
These Feeds are uptomatically updated every 60minutes or else whenever you restart your firefox browser and this is the default time for Reloading Live Bookmarks. You can normally right click on the Live Bookmarks and select ‘Reload Live Bookmark’ for updating it manually or else changing the default updation time.
For Changing Automatic Reload Rate of Live Bookmarks, type ‘about:config’ in your location bar and then click on ‘I’ll be careful, I promise!’
Next right click anywhere on the list of preferances and select New>Integer & give the preferance name as ‘browser.bookmarks.livemark_refresh_seconds‘ with the value given in seconds ie 600 if you are looking for want the rate of reloading to be set at 10 minutes. The minimum rate would be 60 ie 1 minute for automatic reloading, though if you are going to setup a lower time then you can expect your browser to continiously use your broadband for checking our the updates in the feeds.