New Atom "RSS" feed!

By request: I've added a feed to the site.
Created: 2021-07-02 Updated: 2021-07-16

By request

Well, it took over three years, but I finally had a second request for an Atom/RSS feed for this website. It’s incredibly gratifying to know that people enjoy my content enough to want updates when I’ve added new stuff.

Here it is: atom.xml

(There’s also a link at the top of every page.)

I’m hand-writing the feed for now and have found http://www.atomenabled.org/developers/syndication/ to be a very readable guide to the format.

I’ve also validated the feed with the W3C Feed Validator.

w3c feed validator valid atom 1.0 badge

I’ll probably (semi-)automate its generation in the future.

Dip my toes

I love the concept of RSS and I’ve attempted to use it several times. The last time was shortly before Firefox removed support from the browser. :-(

So now that I’ve created a feed, I’m also going to give using RSS feeds another shot. I’ve been using Thunderbird for email for a while now and, of course, it has feed reader support. This will also be a great way to make sure I’m keeping my own feed up to date (and formatted correctly).

Two week update: really enjoying it. Having the feed reader right there with my email means I actually check on feed updates.