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14 May 2005


Mike Manuel

FeedBurner is great, in fact the biggest mistake I made was not using it from the get-go. My blog subscriber numbers are now split between people who are using my old feed and the new FeedBurner feed. It's frustrating for tracking purposes, but oh well, it's not like I'm making money on the traffic;^)

eyebrow esquire

As a blog post, it's good. I'm a huge fan of FeedDemon myself - talk about streamlining. But, regarding the column/editorial, I have some problems with it.

See them here - http://flatscreenreflections.blogspot.com/2005/05/best-publicity-is-free.html


You can easily ensure that everyone uses only your Feedburner feed. Read the 'Pointing an existing feed URL at your new Feedburner URL' thread on the Feedburner forums -


It involves a small edit of the .htaccess file.

Neville Hobson

Thejo's given a good answer to that problem, Mike. I have the same issue, too, so I need to do the same hack.

And Eyebrow Esquire's post he links to is an interesing read. I left this comment to it:

That's an interesting take on my post, Eyebrow Esquire.

So it looks to you like a PR promotion for Feed Demon. Can't see how you'd reach that conclusion (I mentioned FD just once), although I expect Nick Bradbury, the developer, might be pleased if others also think it is.

Sure, there's a general intro to using RSS and why, and that's the context for mentioning FD. The 'getting more from your RSS feed' focus of the post is to do with Feed Burner and its new statistics service. Or is that not clear to you?

I view your post as complimentary, so thanks! The great thing about blogs is anyone with an opinion can express it - as both you and I have done.

Mike Manuel

Unfortunately, the fix Thejo points to doesn't apply to users like us who have hosted versions of TypePad. Sigh.

B.L. Ochman

I use my RSS readers to get a quick take on blogs i follow. I don't want to read a whole post in the feeder.

if i want to read the whole post i'd rather go to the blog and read it on my whole screen rather than in a portion of the screen on the RSS feed.
B.L. Ochman
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Neville Hobson

You're right, Mike, it won't work on a hosted blog service like TypePad if you don't have editing control of your blog template. So no solution there.

BL, that's the beaty of choice! You have your preference, I'm the opposite to you. I just don't subscrbe to feeds that don't publish full content. Except yours, of course ;)

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