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!
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.Post a Comment