I Used to be a Blogger Like You, Then I Took an Arrow in the RSS Feed…

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.

7 thoughts on “I Used to be a Blogger Like You, Then I Took an Arrow in the RSS Feed…

  1. Wilhelm Arcturus Post author

    @Eggton – I turned off comment email notification a couple of years back. It turns out that while I appreciate comments, I do not actually need to get a notification the moment you make one.

    Still, keep working. Maybe we can come up with a money making RSS time travel paradox to exploit.


  2. bhagpuss

    Heh! I converted to Google Reader sometime last year when Virgin Worlds finally became unusable. Shame in a way because VW added a random element that I miss, but it just became horribly buggy and annoying so I had to find an alternative.

    I still click through to read everything at the actual blogs, though, rather than just read it in the feed.


  3. Green Armadillo

    I don’t think I’ve ever had a day before where two separate blogs made posts that mentioned the behavior of my blogroll widget. Thanks to you and Scott Jennings for making this a reality.


  4. Wilhelm Arcturus Post author

    I am glad to see that a couple dozen people have already clicked on the link to the “Know Your Meme” post on the Skyrim/Arrow/Knee thing. It makes me feel like this post filled some very obscure and probably unnecessary educational purpose.


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