Customized RSS Feeds

A few people requested that I remove beer check-ins from my man RSS. I supposed they are not fans of craft ales. Or perhaps they don't drink alcohol and watching me kill brain cells turns them off. I don't know. I was too baffled by the request to ask the "why".

But I thought it over and decided that I would not be removing any content, beer or other, from my main RSS feed. Some of my readers are craft ale enthusiasts and enjoy seeing what I am drinking. For example, Brandon Kraft who sometimes live blogs when he attends beer festivals. He also wrote some WordPress plugin code to import his Untappd beer check-ins to his blog. The plugin is in early development but I have been testing it out for a few months. His beer-slurper a lot less prone to breakage than my current method but still needs work on the aesthetics. Brandon discovered my blog because he saw one of my beer check-ins. Removing beer check-ins means removing from the RSS feed of anyone who's already enjoying my feed this way.

But, the real problem I have with removing the beer check-ins is that the feed would not be representative of the whole me. The website is all of me, beer and all.

So beer check-ins are staying but I'm providing a choice. The default RSS feed will have all content, including beer and Foursquare check-ins. I have created customized feeds one of which includes everything I post except for beer and Foursquare check-ins. If you want a specific category I have provided feed links for that as well. All RSS feed links can be found in the footer of the website. I am still looking for a way for new readers to select from a list of RSS feeds when they enter the website URL into a feed reader.

Customised RSS Feeds

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  1. Hello, I'm Khürt Williams. I am a husband, father, information security professional, former autodidact web developer, avid amateur photographer, geek and naturalised US citizen.I’ve lived/studied/worked in St. Vincent, Bequia, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, New York City, Atlanta, Ann Arbor and Mercer County and Somerset County, New Jersey.I'm an aficionado of craft ales and coffee. This weblog is where I share my incoherent and random thoughts and rants about technology and photography geekery, coffee, craft ale, diabetes, and life.Island in the Net has been in existence in one form or another since 2001, but my journey as a consistent blogger started with the purchase of my first domain in 2003. This web site uses modern [IndieWeb] technologies and principles and accepts comments via Webmention and traditional comment forms.I use this website as my primary hub for online presence and communication. You’re welcome to subscribe to or consume the site in any manner or on any platform you prefer, including RSS.Find me on Instagram and Twitter.What am I doing now?

  2. Hello, I'm Khürt Williams. I am a husband, father, information security professional, former autodidact web developer, avid amateur photographer, and geek. I'm also a aficionado of craft ale and coffee. This weblog is where I share my incoherent and random thoughts and rants about technology and photography geekery, coffee, craft ale, diabetes, and life.Island in the Net has been in existence in one form or another since 2001, but my journey as a consistent blogger started with the purchase of my first domain in 2003. This web site uses modern [IndieWeb] technologies and principles and accepts comments via Webmention and traditional comment forms.I use this website as my primary hub for online presence and communication. You’re welcome to subscribe to or consume the site in any manner or on any platform you prefer, including RSS.Find me on Instagram and Twitter.What am I doing now?

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