Thank you to everyone who has been finding their way to my blog these last few weeks. I am not sure if you subscribe (through another reader than Feedly, where the posts actually show up in a timely manner), if you clicked on a comment that I left on your or someone else’s blog, or if you just remembered to come by… but as some of you might still have noticed, my RSS feed still has issues and apparently doesn’t update in Feedly at all or in batches with a major delay.
I was so, so happy when I finally moved hosting services earlier this year and everything was going so smoothly, and now this.
I’ve been doing some digging online and I’ve been communicating back and forth with support (from Feedly, my new hosting service, the WordPress forum) and have still not completely figured out what’s going on. I have checked my RSS feed with an online feed validator and it’s valid, there doesn’t seem to be an issue with the feed URL generated by WordPress. I have deactivated plugins, and switched my layout (as you might have noticed), but to no avail.
Other RSS readers seem to pick up the RSS Feed just fine (I tried Inoreader.com, Google RSS, and BlogLovin). So, I am not sure why my RSS feed has stopped working – or only works intermittently- in Feedly. I know others (e.g. Kae) have had problems with their RSS feed in Feedly in the past. Their support is very slow to respond, so it’s been slow going in the troubleshooting department.
At this point, Feedly and the hosting service keep pointing fingers at each other. Feedly says it cannot connect to the website, my hosting service says they’re not blocking anything. The whole thing has been testing my patience because shouldn’t they be able to figure out what is going on? Aren’t they the experts?
I just want this fixed. I have been using Feedly for years and never had an issue, and I’d just hate for people to think my blog is no longer operational because Feedly makes it look like that.
While I wait for support to help me figure this out, may I ask for some feedback? Which reader/subscription site do you use to keep up with blogs? Do you all use Feedly? Is there something more reliable out there? (I would hate to switch, but this ordeal gives me second thoughts.)
Do my blog posts show up for you in a timely manner? Have you noticed any issues with Feedly with your own blog (or with other blogs, not just mine)?
Any feedback is appreciated! Of course, I’ll keep you posted about any more trouble-shooting insights or solutions, lest this happens to someone else. Just know: I am still here!