Blog Maintenance Checklist #4: Check Your RSS Feed

3D Feeds Rss CrosswordEvery blog has a RSS feed.  It’s just one way your readers can keep up-to-date on the happenings of your blog.   Get in the habit of checking your RSS feeds every 3 months or so.  Ideally, you should be subscribed to your RSS Feed to make sure it works correctly.

Here are some specific things to check:

  • Check to make sure your RSS feeds are working properly. Check on several different clients, including Google Reader and a desktop client. Sometimes feeds can work in one reader but not another.
  • Make sure that people can find your RSS feed by typing your site’s URL into their RSS reader. Don’t make people scour your site for a specific RSS link in order to subscribe.
  • If you have ads that are suppose to appear in your RSS feed, make sure they do.
  • If you have a special message that is suppose to show in your RSS feed, make sure it does.
  • If you have social media links in your RSS feed, make sure they work.

If something isn’t quite working with your RSS feeds, you want to know sooner rather than later.  A lot people only read blogs through RSS feeds and you don’t want to lose any readers, especially over an issue that can easily be fixed.

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  1. says

    I am very clueless about blogging other than posting and all that other stuff….soo what are RSS feeds? ahaha I don’t know if I know what that is. Is that the list of updates from the blogs you’re subscribed to? or is it something different?

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