Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Feed Moved to FeedBurner

So, a little while back I moved the RSS and Atom feeds for my blog over to FeedBurner. I'm thinking about eventually moving from TypePad to another blog host, and when I move I'd like to avoid any disruption for the three people who actually read my blog ;-)

At the moment, if you're subscribed to the old feed URLs (i.e. http://asdf.blogs.com/asdf/index.rdf or http://asdf.blogs.com/asdf/atom.xml) TypePad's FeedBurner integration is causing you to be redirected over to my new FeedBurner URL (http://feeds.feedburner.com/rooneg), but unfortunately the redirect is temporary. TypePad doesn't issue a permanent redirect, so if I ever actually move away from TypePad anyone subscribed to the original TypePad feeds will stop getting redirected, which would be sad, because they would lose out on the approximately 3 halfway interesting things I post per year.

Is this annoying? Yes, very much so. It's extremely uncool that TypePad (which I do pay for by the way, it's a great service) doesn't give some way to make the redirect permanent. I'd like to think it's just an oversite, but deep down I expect they simply don't want to jump through even the smallest hoops to make it easier to migrate your blog away from them without losing your audience.

Anyway, to make a long story short, if you want to keep reading this blog for the forseeable future, I suggest migrating any feed readers you use over to the new url: http://feeds.feedburner.com/rooneg.