Thursday, August 21, 2003

Blogger and RSS feeds

At 08:55 AM 8/21/2003 -0400, Jon Udell wrote:
> > I cited your Mar 2003 column in my blog:
> >
>Hi John,
>Does blogspot offer RSS feeds?
>- Jon

Hi Jon,

As of today, I think they might. Here's the story.

Your inquiry pushed me into doing a few things I'd wondered about. As you
might know is a hosting service that is owned by the same
group that produces works with any ftp server, but
blogspot is free and convenient.

Prior to the google acquisition, Blogger had a free product and a $35/yr
Blogger Pro product. The Pro product has the RSS feeds, it's been offline.
I was interested in it, but the Blogger documentation was a mess. I
complained via a web form and I receive a notice that I've been upgraded,
for free, to the Pro version.

Since the Pro version has not been officially relaunched it may still be in
beta test.

Since I'd already gone to this trouble, I moved my personal blog to a new
URL: I then fiddled about and ended up with
this URL for the RSS feed:

What I haven't figured out is how to give each posting a unique persistent url!


John G. Faughnan (public email address)

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