Looks like we’ve got ourselves another evil link train coming through the Beyond the Rhetoric station and who am I to deny them entry? It seems like an eternity ago that I first hopped onto a train named My Name is My Domain. Later on, we saw the Technorati-branded train. These are all fine and dandy, but that didn’t stop Kelly Cho from fabricating another choo-choo machine for all of us to enjoy.

Brought to my attention by none other than Stephen Fung is the Feed Me Train, encouraging people to subscribe to the RSS feeds of fellow bloggers such as myself. It might not be quite as evil as the Facebook scheme, but it’s just as interesting.

Get ready to copy and paste!

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Here are the rules:

1) Write a short introduction about how you found this list and include a link back to that blog.

2) COPY the rules and ENTIRE list below and post it on your blog.

3) Take the blogs in “My New Subscriptions” and move them into the “The Original Subscriptions” list.

4) Share 3 blogs you read, add them to your feed reader and add them to the “My New Subscriptions” section. Remember to also add the “Feed Me” link next to your new blogs. ( Example: http://feeds.feedburner.com/BeyondTheRhetoric). Make sure it’s a valid link.

5) Add each feed listed here to your reader by clicking on “Feed Me”. The goal is to have more subscribers reading your blog, and you should be reading others too! Don’t feel obligated though… after all, you don’t want clutter in your Reader!

My New Subscriptions

Professional Development (Career Ramblings) – Feed Me
Community Building Blog (Martin Reed) – Feed Me
Writing About Gaming (John Bardinelli) – Feed Me

The Original Subscriptions

Kelly ChoFeed Me *
Freelance Writing (Michael Kwan) – Feed Me
Stunt Actor (Leo Chiang) – Feed Me
Brice WongFeed Me
True Life (Shawn Knight) – Feed Me
Reformat ThisFeed Me
SamanathonFeed Me
Ms. DanielleRead Me
Internet Marketing (Mr. Gary Lee) – Feed Me
Web Development (Jon Lee) – Feed Me
Awesome (Ed Lau)- Feed Me
DerrichFeed Me
Derek SemmlerFeed Me
Dosh DoshFeed Me
The Thinking BlogFeed Me
Everyday WeekenderFeed Me
PureBloggingFeed Me
Loca LingoFeed Me
Marisa’s Dandelion PatchFeed Me
Stephen FungFeed Me
Untwisted VortexFeed Me
Julie’s JournalFeed Me **

* – Train engineer
** – Last wagon

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Stephen also mentioned a great tip if you’re worried about cluttering up your RSS reader:

You can use Google Reader, which has an excellent folder system. I’ve created a folder called “Feed Train” and put everyone in there that wasn’t already on my feed list.

I followed his advice and did the same. I also took the liberty of changing the anchor text on a few blogs (SEO), keeping the bloggers’ names in parentheses.