Feed issues

I’m having one or two problems setting up an RSS (or equivalent) site feed so that people can subscribe to this blog. Okay, so there was a ready made solution set up by default, but what I really want is a ‘blog followers’ type box that people can sign into that will start delivering the feed directly to them. You know, like everybody else has on their Blogger blogs.

The problem is that feature can only be added by ‘customising’ the default Blogger design, and you can only do that if your blog is hosted on a Blogger site. I’m hosting my blog on my website because I want to tie the two together, so that option isn’t open to me.

After a bit of searching I discovered that the Blogger gadget is based on a Google one called Google Friend Connect, so I’ve added that instead. Unfortunately while it lets people register as following my blog, and adds my blog to their Blogger reading list, it can’t seem to find the RSS feed so doesn’t automatically sign them up to the site feed. Then while trying to make it find the RSS I seem to have broken the feed.

Ah well.

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