Thursday, May 24, 2007

 

An Open Letter to Art Bloggers and Online Cartoonists

Look, if you've got an irregularly updated blog, or publish a supercool online comic strip on a somewhat regular schedule, just do the rest of us a favor and incorporate an RSS feed, will ya? In the last few days I've stumbled across several really kick-ass comics and art blogs that I'd love to keep up with, but none of them publish feeds, even text only announcements about updates, and I know that it's just a matter of time before they're lost in the shuffle and I never visit them again. Anyone using Blogger or one of the other automated tools who doesn't include a site feed just baffles me, since it's just a matter of a single click in the configuration settings to turn it on. So please, for the love of God, feed already, feed!

Comments:
Sometimes even if the feed isn't publicized on the page, it's still available. There's an RSS icon in the address bar in Firefox that you can click on when there's a feed available... might help.
 
Thanks for the tip. If the "subscribe" button in Firefox doesn't pick it up, I usually use Google to search the site for any instances of the words "fee", "atom", "rss", and such like. It almost never works, but it's always worth a shot.
 
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