Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Are you having trouble with my Feed?

I just got a comment from my blog buddy Jedi Master Daryl He's been having trouble with my feed.

He writes - " Hmmmm... I have no idea why my blog doesn't want to play nice with your feed.

I just tried redoing the link, and that didn't help.

When I click on your name and post on my blogroll, 1/2 the time it goes to an old post or just the outline of your blog, and the other 1/2 it actually goes to the right place.

I guess that is okay if I manually check your blog. But the problem is that it doesn't seem to want to pull your blog to the top when you write a fresh post. It seems to be stuck on a post you wrote like 8 months ago.

I have no idea why. Sorry. :-(

Is anyone else having any problems with my feed in any way? Please let me know, and when you think the problem started. I'm trying to figure out what is happening here. THANKS!


dmarks said...

I'm not quite sure what the feed is!

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi dmarks,

My blog feed. Do you use a reader?

Debo Hobo said...

I think this may also be what is affecting the CommentLuv on my blog. It can't read your latest posts. I have also noticed that MyblogLog does not list your latest feed either.

dmarks said...

No. I read blogs, but I am not sure what a "Reader" is.

LadyBanana said...

Nope I'm not having problems.. well not with your feed anyway!

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Debo Hobo,

Wow, that's not good news. I trying to figure it out with Feedburner. They list me as having 2 feeds for this blog. I wonder if I delete one of the feeds if that would work. I really don't know much about feeds.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi LadyBanana,

Thanks LB. Apparently I have 2 feeds for this blog, and I have a feeling that might be the problem. ? Yet, I don't know anything about feeds so I might be wrong. This is the kind of puzzle that I don't like.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi dmarks,

Probably most bloggers read your blog by an RSS Reader. If you read a previous post of mine, "Blogging Tip: YouTube video on RSS reader", it will tell you about it.


In order for your readers put your blog in their reader, (to access your feed), it's good to have it on your blog. You have Google Blogger so It's easy to do this. Go to layout, and add a Gadget. Click on "Subscription Links" and add it. If you have problems doing this let me know.

Unfortunately the feed itself is what I'm having trouble with. I don't think this is a common problem. You should be fine.

Jedi Master Daryl said...

Hi, this is your Jedi friend, and thanks for the publicity, by the way! ;-)

Well I just FOOLISHLY fell for a phishing attack*, so my "identity" is on the line (whatever that means) and my machine is in the computer shop. They told me it will be like 140-200 smackerooskis to fix it. Ugh.

Oh well, my computer is my heroin. So I gotta fix it! Err, get my fix!

In the meantime, I am using my mom's machine. I really don't know how to fix your problem (as you can tell by me falling for phishers, that I am HIGHLY computer literate! LOL!). However, I think you might have already fixed it, because when I looked at my website, your blog and the latest post was at the appropriate spot in my rolling blogroll.

So, YAY! I think you did it! The force was with you! LOL! (Just kidding. I'm not down with Lucas' mystical Dualism, nor with his use of a Wookie name that blatantly promotes "Chewing Tobbacco"! Ain't no "Force," only God.)

*I would like to think that hackers and identity thieves comprise only a tiny fraction of humanity, and that if EVERYBODY had the skill and smarts to ruthlessly steal from unseen victims, that only a small fraction of our species is that corrupt. I would like to believe that if an average person finds a lost wallet, they would only look at the ID to return it to the owner, and wouldn't consider taking any of the money or credit cards. I know I am that honest and morally decent. I only hope that a minority of the people out there would be the bad ones. But I am afraid not.

Drowsey Monkey said...

I just got 25 new posts in your feed, LOL. Maybe because you reset it or something. When I went to google reader I thought,damn...she's been busy, 25 posts in like 2 days?

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Jedi,

I was hoping to feature you in a post, but I don't think it would be in this way. lol
Ek, sorry to hear about your computer. I have to give mouth to mouth to mine occasionally, but she's a sturdy old gal. I hope they get it straightened out soon. Remember the library has computers too.

Conserving your last paragraphs, I hope that a hacker did do damage to your computer.

I put a new URL in my blog, but it does not match the one that feedburner has, so I'm not sure I did the right thing. It will do for not but I I'm not sure if it is a permanent fix. So we will see.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Drowsey Monkey,

I put a new URL in my blog, but it does not match the 2 in Feedburner has, so I'm not sure I did the right thing. It will do for now, but I'm not sure if it is a permanent fix. Frankly, I don't know what I'm doing. I just want a stable feed. Sigh, can I have Drowsey Monkey to cuddle up with tonight. ;o)

dmarks said...

So, if I do the feed thing, how do I read blogs? Does it come in email or something?

Also, if readers use these things to read my blog, do they not show up as visitors in visitor tracking anymore?

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi dmarks,

You just sign up for a reader that's listed on my post. I had Google, but I changed because it has problems & is offline now & then. So I use bloglines which is good. But there are others.

I don't think that you can track people who read your blog from a reader, but I'm not sure. If they leave a comment they will have to come directly to your blog then you can track them.

The thing is that a lot of bloggers use readers & if you don't see the "subscribe to" icon they might just move on. In other words you might have more readers if you give them the option to subscribe.