February 7, 2014

Are You Reading This?

If you’re using bloglovin’ the answer is probably “no”. Only 3 of my last 7 posts have appeared on my blog’s bloglovin page. Looks like I’m not the only one with this problem.

I have a couple theories as to why my posts are missing. My server is running a little slow, possibly too slow for Bloglovin. My second theory is that bloglovin’s RSS parser may be having an issue when injesting my feed. I noticed that at least two of the posts that never arrived to bloglovin were written in word, where the last post that did arrive was written directly in my web browser. Word generates curly or “smart” quotes, whereas most quotes on the web are straight or “dumb”. Some parsers choke on quotation marks if they’re expecting one type, but encounter the second.

At least feedly (the reader most of you seem to use) can still read my blog!

The blog has been tweaked and should be running a touch faster now. I’ve also made a handful of other minor, but needed modifications. I believe I’ve fixed all potential problems. In fact the primary point of this blog post is to check just that, hence the title. Apologies for boring you if you’re still actually reading this.

In other website news, I finally updated our family website, colonfamily.us, and my resume website, sarahktyler.com. That just leaves my photography site, Incidental Light. That will be a much bigger undertaking. I’m thinking of switching from Flash to HTML 5 as an excuse to learn HTML 5.

Edited to add: This post showed up in my bloglovin’ feed!

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  1. Not so much boring (btw feedly), as making me feel like a slacker. I’m happy to just make it through a day of caring for my family and doing PhD research. I can imagine writing blog posts, but the rest ….

    • Blogging (and working on my websites in general) has always been a stress reliever for me. That’s why I continue to do it, even when what I have to say won’t be interesting to anyone else. πŸ™‚

  2. I read on BazQux (www.bazqux.com) and I get all your posts πŸ™‚

    • I’ve never heard of BazQux. Good to know there’s another reader that doesn’t hate my site! I’ll be sure to check them out πŸ™‚


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