When looking at an old post… my very first post… I decided to update the tags while I was there.
I do this all the time. My tag and category policy has evolved over time, and when I read old posts I often stop to bring their tags and such into line with newer posts. I also correct typos, which I seem to be able to find immediately in any post over two years of age, much to my chagrin.
But, for some reason, my update today fed the post… my very first post… back into the RSS feed as a new post.
So, if you are sorting your feeds by date, it now looks like I stopped blogging five years ago.
Look at the age on that most recent post!
(Picture courtesy of Player Versus Developer.)
Oddly… or maybe not oddly… this only appeared to impact the RSS feed that comes directly from WordPress.com. The Feedburner feed, which is my backup feed, seemed to know that this post wasn’t new and dealt with it accordingly.
So if you used the RSS feed link at the top of the side bar, you didn’t see anything.
Anyway, I apologize for any confusion, for feeling the need to make a post about this (which will hopefully pop me back into the 2012 range of updates), and for using that Skyrim meme when I haven’t even played the game.
I might as well have made the title, “The Feed is a Lie.”
On the bright side, at least I am not clogging my feed with test posts. *cough*
And we now have written confirmation that Bhagpuss uses an RSS reader to read blogs.