When writing our blog software, it was interesting to witness the syndication infrastructure that many bloggers take for granted. As previously noted, we had some initial problems with RSS feeds being accepted and added to certain aggregators. After various phone calls and emails it was interesting to see how infantile and fragile these syndication directories currently are. Without naming any names (rhymes with fondue), we had the privilege of pointing out a few critical issues which prevented the addition of our RSS content.

To help counter further problematic scenarios, and mostly just to ensure the content in your favorite aggregator is fresh and up to date, we have recently gone live with new XML RPC functionality which pings over 40
RSS aggregators / directories all over the world each time a new blog entry is published. So, if you are new to this blog and are visiting from your favorite aggregator, welcome!

Written by

Fred Simmons

As a Managing Partner and the Director of User Experience at Gulo, Fred enjoys making website interactions more natural and improving UX design. Outside of work, Fred enjoys golf, BBQ, craft beer, movies where the bad guy wins, comma-separated lists, and talking about himself in the third person.