Archive for the 'FeedBurner' Category

Duh! Broken Feed URL

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Ouch – I’m an idiot. I only just realized (while testing a new code base for FeedBlendr/Feedville incidentally) that my feed URL was broken :-( I accidentally had things configured so that the feed generated out of WordPress (which is what powers this blog) was redirected to FeedBurner so that people would get my burned copy of the feed. Of course FeedBurner was configured to look at that same URL to get the content it was supposed to burn, so it was redirected to itself!

Ahhh endless redirection loops, how we love you. Naaahhhhtt.

It’s fixed now – sorry for depriving you of FeedBlendr News Love!

Update Your Feed URLs

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

I’ve (finally) moved the FeedBlendr Blog feed to being served from the wonderful Feedburner, so please update your feed URLs to point to http://feeds.feedburner.com/FeedBlendr. Thanks!

Tracking Groups Attention Data

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

Steve Rubel has a great post over on MicroPersuasion on using FeedBlendr to track a group’s attention data. If you work with a group of RSS-ophiles (or just are one yourself), then you should check out his technique combining FeedBlendr and FeedBurner.

FeedBlendr to start FeedBurning?

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

So FeedBlendr has only really been publicly operational for a couple of days now, and already I’m transferring around 120Mb of data per day. This is cool, but it’s also a little concerning. I love providing a service, but I don’t want to kill my hosting plan through abusing my bandwidth.

But wait, there’s hope.

The guys over at FeedBurner really know what they’re doing when it comes to managing feeds and providing added value. I got to thinking “gee, it’d be nice if I could manage all my feeds through FeedBurner, which would not only give me a break on my bandwidth, but it’d also allow me to add some cool features to those blended feeds.” Enter the FeedBurner Feed Management API! Genius.

I’m looking into what it’ll take to transfer everything over to automatically publishing all feeds created on FeedBlendr through FeedBurner, and adding some options for cool things like FeedFlare to blended feeds. Updates here as they happen…

UPDATE 2006-01-23: I’ve noticed that according to this post, normal accounts are restricted to 20 burned feeds. Obviously this would be a problem for FeedBlendr (there are already nearly 80 blends running), so I’m contacting the guys at FeedBurner to see if there’s something we can work out between us.