The Robbie Clutton Problem.

Robbie seems to be getting slightly annoyed about people such as myself who link their accounts with their wordpress accounts.  He explains his problem in the following blog post :

I quite like this functionality, I have had a number of comments about the links which  I post. I also like the way people can know what I am reading and thinking about in between normal posts.

As Robbie points out you can get a direct stream of my feed from this page.

I value Robbie as a reader/commenter  so dont want to continue to enrage his anger, I  looked at the settings thinking I would make it update once a week,  unfortunately I can only configure the hour of the day at which the update occurs.

Id be interested in any comments for or against Robbies motion, if no-one says they like viewing my links in their RSS reader I will remove the mystical link.

This has also got me thinking about aggregation in a slightly different way, in some ways I like RSS feeds which are about a particular topic, but I also like the fact that certain blogs aggregate various different topics.

Comments please…


7 thoughts on “The Robbie Clutton Problem.

  1. I would prefer your link feed and blog to be split, because I like to prioritise what I read in my RSS feed reader. Your blog (for me) is higher priority reading than your link feed, so if I’m short of time I’d read your blog and leave the link feed until later. Also many of your links are technical and of less value to me than they would be to developers.

    Just my two cents!

  2. On the one hand, I agree with Phil.
    On the other hand, though, I’d read both the blog and the link feeds anyway, and as long as it’s a low-traffic feed like this, it doesn’t really make much of a difference either way.

    Here’s a suggestion: If you added some explanatory comments to those links (e.g. quick summary, or why it’s important/relevant), that would be reasonable justification for them to be posted on the blog.

  3. I think that there is actually some real value in seeing the sites that people choose to bookmark with (or whatever).

    I would, however, also agree that it is not always what I am looking for when I go to my feed reader. Perhaps you could make the feed available from your site along side a link to you blog feed. That way people could subscribe to whatever they wanted.

    As Robbie mentioned above, options rule!

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