RSS Feed & Social Media
Finally getting the RSS feed working
I had to make some minor modifications this morning to accommodate where the location should be, but it should be live now.
The location is: http://pixls.us/blog/feed.xml.
Both the blog index pages and post pages contain a
element that point to it, so most readers should find the feed if you point it at a page.
I’ll test it later, but the most important thing is the location is correct regardless of whatever hacking I do to the feed itself later.
I’ve tested the feed quickly with feedly and it appears to be working ok. If anyone else is using other feed readers and sees a problem, please let me know!
I intend to have a separate feed available for the articles and main site content when I get those ready to go (most likely at http://pixls.us/articles/feed.xml).
I’ve also started (perhaps prematurely?) getting some social media accounts registered. If for nothing else than to keep someone else from parking the accounts.
At the moment, I’ve got a Google+ page setup for the site. I’ll try to keep updates flowing to that page as well (so if you happen to use g+, follow it!). If you already follow me on g+ then you’ll know I’m fairly active there.
Now if I could just get google to allow my vanity URL to only read +pixlus I’d be a happy camper!
Back when I first registered this domain name, I apparently had the foresight to register a Twitter handle as well. So if you want to follow the conversation there, you can find me @pixlsus. I even found a first tweet back from Dec 2011!
Really this is just a pre-emptive action to have these channels available as soon as we get going.
I feel like I’m gaining a little traction here. There’s a few more things I need to tidy up and make some design decisions on, but at least I have a clear vision going forward. I’ve already got an article ported over from Getting Around in GIMP on my blog to use as a test case for formatting.
As soon as I like how it’s looking, I’ll work on porting over some other articles as well. If it goes well, I may just go ahead and update/re-write some more things as well to test with. As soon as I have things in a relatively stable state I’ll also get some new material out as well!
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://pixls.us/blog/2014/09/rss-feed-social-media/