Friday, March 24, 2006

RSS Help? Anyone? Anyone?



I'm getting a 'sorry' message when I enter my blog address into the FEED validator. Any suggestions as to what I did wrong? I visited several help-group sites to try and trouble shoot, but didn't understand.... Any help would be great. Thanks!

6 comments:

Tom said...

Your Atom.xml feed file appears to be ok from my side. Try a differnt RSS reader and see what happens. I use your feed on my Firefox Live Toolbar and Google's reader which you can find here: http://www.google.com/reader/

solcookie said...

Tom - thank you, as always!! I think I've figured out what the problem was or really is... Yeah, I don't sound too confident, but remember, I'm still learning all this tech/internet/web design/HTML etc. It can be time consuming, but I am slowly learning and having FUN. Anyway, I kind of know blogger already supports FEEDS. It is that I want to make it easier for my friends and especially family members to subscribe to my blog by a click of a button.

Tom said...

Ack So....I suspect it's still going to be dependent on what newsreader aggravator (aggregation) tool they will be using. You can help them by providing an XLM button on your site that points to your XLM feed. But I suspect they still need to cut and paste the feed into their reader. I could be wrong. Let me know what you find out. Say...how was the SWSW thing?

Tom said...

Opps, forgot to include this link. Appears Blogger changed some tags around and thus might work better with the feed validation thingy.
http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=134&topic=36

solcookie said...

...was not able to make SXSW this year. To exhausted from the Vegas trip.

Tom said...

One more thought. Double checked on Feed Validation and I get the same errors on mine. But all it does is provide you with a link to put on your site to show others your XML feed is valid. They will still need to cut and paste the URL path of the feed into their aggravator.

Let me recommend you kill two birds with one stone. If you really want to make it easy for your friends and family, then you should be recommended they all surf with Firefox. And if they use Firefox, then it's a one step click to add your site to their live toolbar. Here's what it looks like with your site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/55541152@N00/117853537/