By 7 years ago in Blogstorm

BlogStorm RSS feed now includes your comments

This week I’m testing a new version of the BlogStorm RSS feed that includes your comments as well as the content of the post.

If the testing goes well I will also include a form within the RSS feed so that you can add comments to the post without needing to visit the site.
You can subscribe to the new style feed at this link.

Please let me know what you think about this. Will it encourage more comments? Does it break your feed reader?

We will not convert the standard feed to this format – this is just an extra feed for people who want to use it.

The reason for adding this is that the web is moving further and further away from websites and more towards feeds and feed readers every day. If you can read what I write via RSS why should I stop you reading what other readers write?

By Patrick Altoft. at 9:12AM on Wednesday, 03 Oct 2007

Patrick is the Director of Strategy at Branded3 and has spent the last 11 years working on the SEO strategies of some of the UK's largest brands. Patrick’s SEO knowledge and experience is highly regarded by many, and he’s regularly invited to speak at the world’s biggest search conferences and events. Follow Patrick Altoft on Twitter.

comments

  • http://distilled.co.uk/blog Tom

    Wow – this is pretty far out. The ability to leave comments via RSS too?! I’m definitely going to check this out.

    I’ll let you know if it breaks anything Smile

  • http://toseef.com piniyini

    I like where you’re going with this but I can’t think of how you’ll be adding comments from within the feed without opening another window?

  • MJ Ray

    I’ve tried putting all comments in the feed in the past. The reason
    not to do it is that people subscribe to read your posts more than
    your commenters’ posts, but I guess giving it as an option is a good
    idea. If there’s anything really great in a comment, I’d still use it
    as a base for a full post.

  • http://blogstorm.co.uk Patrick Altoft

    It is possible to use forms in RSS feeds that can be submitted right from inside your reader.