RSS issues

When I logged into my Bloglines RSS subscription folder this morning I saw 996 posts since I checked it last on Friday. There’s no way I’m sorting through all those. I’m going to skim some but for all I know I might skip over an announcement that Microsoft challenged Mozilla to a cage match for browser dominance, Google has annexed Austria or that Steve Rubel has been nominated for the upcoming vacancy on the Supreme Court. If any of those things happened you won’t read about them here today.

Part of this has to do, I suspect, with Six Apart’s updating of their servers. Apparently this move includes them republishing everything on their servers. While seamless for the services users, it’s not for the readers of blogs hosted on SA’s system. It means everything is going to be seen in my reader as NEW. Did they know about this?

By Chris Thilk

Chris Thilk is a freelance writer and content strategist with over 15 years of experience in online strategy and content marketing. He lives in the Chicago suburbs.