Feeds in the Background

Darren Rowse is the "pro blogger". Although he has put together a nice piece on why readers unsubscribe to your feeds, I have to take exception with at least one of his reasons. He's right on with the partial feeds talk, though. I have talked about that before here on Rhodesschool.

Infrequent Posting (or the blog is effectively dead) - 29

Hmmm...I disagree with this. I use Google reader and it has a function called "only list updated". What this effectively does is it puts "dormant" subscriptions into hiding, where I don't really even remember that I subscribed to them in the first place. This isn't a reason why I would unsubscribe, but rather, one of the biggest reasons that I love feeds in general. I have a few friends who post all-too-infrequently, but when they do, I get it in my reader. 

Sorry, Darren. I understand where the rationale is coming from, but when the technology works the way it's supposed to, this is a exactly a big reason to use feeds.


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