What do we want in our feeds?
…though I don’t find it too difficult to deal with now. I use iTunes and an iPod, and smart playlists let me organise my Sigler stuff as necessary. More than anything, I appreciate the standardised naming of the feed items so I can use my smart playlists like that. [I think, therefore I’m right. –Hugo Rune]
I’ve no idea why our FDO has kept with a single feed for so long. I think it’s because he’s a tech tard 😉 It has to be seriously annoying to newbies when they hop aboard the Sigler express to have to sort out which book is which. I know it aggravated me a bit when I started way back when……
I hope you get this message and it finds you well.
I have been listening to you and your work for the longest time now and I really appreciate all that you do. It is a shame that the backwater that I live in does not benefit for having you be able to pop over and spread your new religion in person, but I do understand that there is a time and cost thing to take into account.
To get to the point, I am writing in response to your call for thoughts regarding extra content in your feed.
Personally, I like getting your rants and raves and hearing about the stuff that you are up to. I also trust your taste and so would be willing to give your recommendations a go.
However, I think that you should create several RSS feeds so that we can choose what we subscribe to and manage our content that way.
One of the biggest issues I have is that my Nocturnal feed is polluted with all this other stuff. I would rather that you segmented your content into different feeds that I could then choose to subscribe to or not.
For example, I use a Zune for my destination device and the software has now downloaded all this extra and old stuff that I don’t want because it is still in the feed listing, the rookie, infected, rants and raves etc. I would much rather just have a feed for Nocturnal contain the Nocturnal Stuff. It makes it much easier to see when a update has been posted (on time and budget, 18 years straight).
So as an example, I would create the following feeds:
- Scott’s Rants and Updates
- Scott’s Recommendations
- The Rookie
- Blood Cast
- Fan Content
This means that the content is nicely stored on my computer, in my Zune and additionally I can easily copy the complete book and distribute it to my mates as part of my effort to convert more converts to your cause.
Keep up the good work and I look forward to meeting you when you finally make it to Oz.
I woudl love to know what others think and how it impacts their listening pleasure.
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