When I was on the Edublogs platform, and because I did not pay for the service but instead used the free platform (which I still say is GREAT), I needed to use FeedBurner to track blog statistics. I did not realize however that by steering my readers toward the feedburner subscription, I was practically eliminating the comments subscription. Well not really eliminating it–it was there, just not prominently displayed, encouraged or highlighted. (NOTE: I could have created a feedburner rss for comments too, I just did not think about it. Duh! My bad.)
It’s about the conversations
The beauty of blogging in my opinion is the ability to follow blog conversations, and so the rss for entries and comments is vitally important to me. That is what led to the post a few days ago about Google finally adding that feature to their rss feeds.
What happened to the rest of this…?
I also strongly detest feeds in my reader that are not full or complete feeds, but force me to exit my reader to see the whole post. I only like to leave my reader IF I plan to comment or want to see a referenced picture or video that did not show up.
I must give a nod to Diane Cordell for alerting me to the fact that using the feedburner rss was only giving her a partial feed, and since it was high and prominently displayed, I wasn’t highlighting the fact that my blog also has an RSS for comments. So I have moved the feed information from the WordPress Meta links high on the sidebar, and ditched Feedburner (which I was using to track blog statistics since I used the free Edublogs platform.) Now that I am using WordPress which has a statistics feature, I no longer need the feedburner account to track blog statistics. (And confession, I BARELY know what I am talking about here, but I can thank Edublogs for teaching me about widgets, feedburner, and tracking subscriptions.)
You may need to RESUBSCRIBE
If you are a reader, please be sure to adjust your feed by using the meta links at the top right, and make sure to grab both the posts and comments feeds. Thanks.
And I am SO SORRY for any confusion I may have caused. Trust me. This is a learning curve.