RSS tears

Every time a government body, non-profit group or other news-making organization launches a new informational website that proclaims to offer a new level of excellence for keeping the community informed and engaged…

…but somehow doesn’t provide an RSS feed of its content…

…somewhere there is a journalist or technologist crying quietly in the corner.

Psst: People do not go visit websites on a regular basis! They do not bookmark things and then check back later! And they definitely don’t want to sign up for your email newsletter.

Please, offer an RSS feed on your website and then link to it prominently. Please.

Chris Hardie is a journalist, newspaper publisher, software developer and entrepreneur based in Indiana, USA. Read more from Chris on this site, learn more on his personal website, subscribe for updates or follow Chris on Mastodon.

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