It won’t surprise those of you reading enConnected news coverage in RSS readers, but I thought it might be prudent to inform those of you who don’t that we made some significant changes to our RSS feeds.
Since last Sunday we’ve been testing an update to the site’s infrastructure that only posts a summary of our articles into our RSS feed. Yes, that’s the same feed that allows you to read our content in Feedly and products like it. That means that you won’t be able to get the entirety of our news content without having to come to the site — and yes — look at advertisements. That means, there’ll be just one more click standing in between you and our news content. I know, that’s not extremely convenient.
Of course, I’m not personally thrilled to have to make that change, but upon closer inspection of our site statistics (don’t look at me like that, you could have probably guessed we track a lot of metrics internally), many of our tech-savvy readers simply weren’t navigating to the website. Due to the nature of display ads, that’s the only way we get paid. And without being paid, well, you know the drill.
I want you to know that I didn’t take the change lightly and that I genuinely apologize for any inconvenience. That’s not all though, just as a husband whose forgotten his anniversary, I come bearing gifts.
Starting this week, every major content-type that we produce on the website will be available in some form in our RSS feeds. That includes articles, podcasts, reviews and a few other things that we’ll be unveiling at a later date. Saying that we weren’t making that content available before on purpose wouldn’t be entirely accurate. To tell you the truth, we hadn’t realized they weren’t available. I suppose as long as we got there, the journey isn’t really all that important.
More on the future of enConnected soon