Stuff You Can Do With My RSS Feed

I just found a new feedburner feature. I’m turning it on, and turning it loose.

<script src="" type="text/javascript" ></script><noscript><p>Subscribe to RSS headline updates from: <a href=""></a><br/>Powered by FeedBurner</p> </noscript>

Put that code on your web page somewhere. That will give you the latest Schlock Mercenary strip wherever you want it.

17 thoughts on “Stuff You Can Do With My RSS Feed”

  1. Feedburner also lets you offer email digest subscriptions. Login and click on “Publicize”, and you’ll see that option. Just activate it, and they give you the HTML to create a form on your webpage that lets people sign up for a daily email digest of posts.

    1. Oh, and once you have a decent amount of subscribers to the RSS, you may want to publish the chicklet version, which shows the number of subscribed people. Code is available under Publicize, I believe.

      1. Yup. I’m looking at doing both of those – email subscriptions and chicklet-stats – next. Gimme a week.

        We’re already up to over 1300 subscribers to the feed, even though only about 140 people have “friended” the LJ version. Lots of traffic!

        1. That’s great! 1,300 is nothing to sneeze at, so soon out of the box.

          Generally speaking, if someone is subscribed to your RSS feed, they wouldn’t friend the feed on LJ – it would just clutter their friends page with content they’re already getting elsewhere.

          And certainly not that you don’t have plenty of other awesome resources, but if you ever have web/rss/whatever questions, feel free to drop me a line. Been doing this for about 13 years now, and I’m happy to lend any insight if needed.

          1. I do both, myself. Same with Dinosaur Comics and Irregular Webcomics. I enjoy the discussion on the LJ feed, especially on those. Places like Punch ‘n Pie or Something Positive, not as much. Not sure why. (Actually, I know exactly why, but this isn’t the place to gripe.)

          2. That’s why I said “generally speaking” 🙂 I personally don’t typically subscribe to LJ group RSS feeds if I’m already watching the feed in a feed reader. My friends page is already so flooded, and I barely get a chance to look at it – AND I’ve got that RSS in my reader.

            Excellent point tho – I expect many people feel as you do and enjoy the extra discussion. 🙂

    1. Re: Going mobile?

      Okay, sure. What do you need besides the existing feed?

      (Note: If you need a different version of the image, I can’t help you. Besides, phones are catching up — you’ll be able to consume this feed and read it no trouble on any mobile device you care to use in a couple of years.)

      1. Re: Going mobile?

        Mostly narrower content. It would be sweet if your site could auto-detect mobile browsers and switch to a narrow format page without all the framework/columns that are so popular with current page styles.

        Of course, lack of flash/java is useful to as those are quite iffy on the mobile folks.

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