I talk about RSS feeds quite a bit — they’ve been around for decades and are one of the easiest (and best) ways to keep up with your favorite blogs.
However, in the zeal of my love for it, I sometimes forget that not everyone knows what RSS feeds are, much less how to use them in the first place.
By now you've probably heard Google's testing an RSS follow button in Chrome that lets readers follow blogs, etc. and read those articles in a new "Following" tab in the browser.
At first glance it's great news -- anything that helps readers follow blogs can only help, right?
The problem is this is Google we're talking about...
When it comes to personal blogs and blogging, screw pace. Rather than pressuring yourself under artificial time & quantity constraints, just write for yourself. Readers (and you) will be happier when you do.
Blogging can be an incredibly forgiving medium.
There's times we tangle with bouts of insecurity when we do that delicate dance of laying words out for the world to read (and we know it can be harsh sometimes).
Comments, comments, comments... Some bloggers hate 'em. Some love 'em. It's a personal choice; there's no right or wrong to it. But if you're gonna do comments, you gotta go all in and do 'em right.
Blogrolls are a retro and radically simple concept