I've had an RSS feed for the entire blog up for some time now at http://graysoftinc.com/feed.xml. Yes, I know, it sucked. Several of you emailed me to tell me just how much it sucked.
In my defense, I wrote this blogging engine because I wanted to play around different aspects of how this software could work. Spam prevention was high on that list for me, because it affected me a lot. Not being a feed reader junkie, RSS was less critical to me. I know it was important to you though and I'm trying to make good on my promises, finally.
The number one complaint was that my RSS feeds did not include content, just descriptions. This is fixed. The full article is now in the feed.
I'm not sure how well that's going to work out yet. Regular readers know that I'm terribly wordy, so even just placing the last ten articles in the feed makes it quite large. I don't know how inconvenient that's going to be for you or me yet, but we can try it out for now.
As and added bonus, I've added category specific feeds and article specific feeds that show comments as they come in. Just click the feed link in the footer of any category or article page to try these out.
How did I do? Is this the RSS support you've all been wanting? Did I get it right?
Tim Morgan December 12th, 2008 Reply Link
Yay! Now I can read your blog from my reader. It's a glorious day.
Ryan Bates December 12th, 2008 Reply Link
Thanks for doing this. Something else you may want to consider (and I recommend) is moving the feed over to feedburner.com. This way you can see a subscriber count/graph and the feed doesn't use up the bandwidth/cpu on your end. There's some other fun tools feedburner provides too.
If you do this though, make sure to do a 301 redirect from your old RSS feed URL to the feedburner one, that way most feed readers will update automatically to the new URL.
Joseph Pecoraro December 12th, 2008 Reply Link
Kenneth Kalmer December 13th, 2008 Reply Link
Brilliant, thanks a lot. I agree with Ryan that you should have a look at FeedBurner.
Is the RSS feed still working?
seems to pose problems for both Internet Explorer and Outlook,
James Edward Gray II September 8th, 2010 Reply Link
The feed is currently disabled. I'm rebuilding the blog in my spare time to fix this and several other issues. The recent birth of my daughter has just cut "in my spare" time to a pretty small value. I'll get it finished up ASAP though.
James Edward Gray II April 17th, 2014 Reply Link
The feeds are restored to working order.