I’ve stayed blissfully unaware of the potential of RSS, and am looking for suggestions about it.
I’m suspecting that my neglect of RSS is causing a peculiar behavior – I’ll go for a week with almost no comments on anything I write, and then in about an hour 4 or 5 “regulars” post all at the same time. That makes me suspect people are listening to an RSS feed that is only irregularly updated.
I’m reluctant to actually enable RSS in wordpress. First, it causes comment spam and trackback spam – people who think it’s five years ago and you can get Google “street cred” by spamming other blogs with automated nonsense “comments”.
The other reason is my dislike of “Fly by” comments – people who have no idea what this web site is, have read nothing else I’ve written, pick up their “agenda” keyword, and slap on a comment saying “You’re stupid, you suck” without actually providing any information about why I’m wrong – other than they just know it – it’s “common sense”, “a known fact”, etc…. and you can guarantee they’ll never come back to the site if you take the time to try to engage them in a conversation.
So my question is… Are you picking up what I write here based on monitoring an RSS feed or by watching the web site or using a saved bookmark?
I know it’s summer winding down and not many people are staring at their computers, but I’m getting to the point (again) of thinking that doing this is not a good use of my time…