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Saturday, March 07, 2009

 

Setting up an RSS feed? Der, I give up

I know that a lot of people out there use RSS feeds to keep up with their favorite blogs. This blog had one going for a while but it mysteriously stopped working after everything was moved over to a new server in January. A reader sent me a comment earlier this week asking what was up and I vowed to fix it.

After throwing three hours and change at the problem I really can't figure out a solution. Blogger's RSS software is deceptively simple. Supposedly, after users tweak a few settings and hit "republish," wa-la, the RSS feed is supposed to magically function via link. Or such is my understanding. If this process had worked, the blog's feed would currently be available here. Unfortunately, Blogger's software stubbornly refuses to upload such a file to my server to make this whole shebang work.

I've plowed through several forums and "how to" websites to no avail. The help guide on blogger.com has proven itself to be completely useless. Rather than drop another six hours on the problem I'm ready to toss in the towel. If anyone out there has a solution or knows anything about tweaking RSS settings in Blogger, I'd appreciate any pointers they might be willing to offer.

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