ASP.NET Weblogs Change

posted on 2004-09-10 at 14:21:28 by Joel Ross

Before I left for vacation, I started removing ALL non-full content RSS feeds. A lot of Movable Type blogs have been purged, as well as a few others.

Some remain, mainly because I just want to see the headlines - Reuters and ESPN are the main ones I can think of.

So now comes the issue. What to do about the ASP.NET Weblogs? I know the reasons - bandwidth is a problem when you have 1000+ bloggers on the same server. On the other hand, I won't subscribe to 1000 individual blogs because of this change. So now, I'll probably miss something that comes through. I mainly scan the headlines there anyway because reading it is almost too much to handle.

I'll subscribe to a few blogs directly (Raymond Chen and Mike Swanson are two that I know I will subscribe to right away). I'll probably even monitor the main feed a while longer to see who is providing good content, and subscribe to their feeds. But after a couple of weeks, I'll probably drop the main feed, and rely on word of mouth to find the info I want. And that's kind of disappointing, really.

I'm not sure what this says about Microsoft - they are a leading edge company, but can't find a way for people to effectively use it. I don't want to have to visit thier site for every story I'm interested in. And I'd like to be able to read it offline, like while I was driving to Myrtle Beach (well, riding, but you get the idea).

Maybe this is a temporary fix, and they're looking at a better solution that makes the blog world happy and keeps bandwidth in check. If so, then I'll resubscribe. But if not, they've been given their two week's notice.

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