Moving Playpen’s RSS Away From Feedburner

by Andy Polaine on March 24, 2013

in General

Since Google is shutting down Google Reader, it seems pretty likely that Feedburner is going to get axed at some point too. So, I have decided to move Playpen’s RSS feed away from Feedburner. I want to experiment with a couple of different options and platforms for the site anyway and moving the feed back to my own domain services means I can take back control. This means I have the freedom to ensure the feed stays intact, regardless of what I mess around with, because I can handle redirections myself.

RSS Subscribers

So, what does that mean for you? I’m always grateful to my readership, so I hope I don’t lose anyone on the way. If you subscribed within the last few years, check your feed URL for Playpen and change it to http://www.polaine.com/playpen/feed/ instead of the old Feedburner one that starts with http://feeds.feedburner.com/.

I actually changed the link to this on my site about a month ago anyway, so newer subscribers might already have the correct feed URL. I’ll leave it for a month before I completely kill the Feedburner one and also get Feedburner to redirect for a while, but it makes sense to make the change now rather than wonder why the feed is no longer updating.

E-Mail Subscribers

If you are subscribed via e-mail, I will be moving the delivery of those mails across to MailChimp. You don’t have to do anything at all, but you will start receiving mails with MailChimp info instead of Feedburner info at the bottom. As always, you can easily unsubscribe if you are no longer interested.

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