Oh ... Really?

Feed me!

I do believe that I have the crappiest luck EVAR with these dang RSS feeds ... first it was Bloglines, now Google Reader!

Not that I have been posting a whole lot lately ... yeah, you noticed that, eh? But when I do, it seems that some newsreaders are not picking up on my feeds as they should, namely Google Reader and NewsGator. I noticed this with the previous post, the Zombie Yoga one. I use GReader and the post never appeared in there. So, I started checking around ... it was showing up everywhere else that I checked, except NewsGator.

It's kinda hard to pinpoint when this issue started, since there was an almost two week gap between that post and the one before, which did post correctly. But I did upgrade my installation of ExpressionEngine during that time period. I posted in their help forums, but no one else was having the same issue, and no one had any ideas.

In the course of troubleshooting, I tried duplicating the template that creates my RSS feed ... and GReader picked up the feed with the most recent post. Huh, says I. Weird.

I renamed the two feeds so that the new one had the same name as the old, and changed the old one. Then I ran it back through GReader ... Nada. It was picking up the old feed without the newest post. Then I changed the subscription URL leaving off the trailing forward slash ... and it worked! By this point, I was tired of looking at the computer, so I gave it up for the day. Today, we are back onto it.

I have changed the URL in the HEAD tag for RSS auto-discovery to leave off the trailing forward slash. Now I am posting this to see if it picks up ...

In the meantime, check out my Anywhere.FM fav playlist ... take a peak at what kind of music gets my attention, and maybe discover something new! I am really liking Jem, The Shins and Gomez ... check them out! Set up your own Anywhere.FM profile, upload your favorite music and share too!

UPDATE: 6:12pm - still no love from Google. This post has been picked up by every other feedreader that I have checked. I did get a response from their tech support, but they lied to me, saying that something is blocking my feed from them. BS ... nothing changed since they were last able to pick it up, and their own webmaster tools show that they can pull the feed URL with no problems. I had such high hopes for Google Reader too ... disappointing and frustrating!

Posted by LissaKay on 10/17/07 at 02:10 PM in Blogging
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I pick you up through BlogLines and have not been having any problems.
Posted by mushy on 10/17 at 03:14 PM
It's a radical left wing conspiracy in protest to your Thompson support. 😉
Posted by Byron on 10/19 at 12:33 AM
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