At one point in your life, you reach the conclusion that you are not perfect. Even I did :-). For example, some of the Emacs-Fu posts contain errors (typos, out-of-context copy-past etc.), which are usually quickly found by some attentive reader. I do attempt to test things of course, but sometimes things slip through.
Of course, I can quickly fix those mistakes; I do know how to use a text editor after all. The trouble with that is that it provokes aggregators like Planet Emacsen and others to consider this as a new post, which is shown as such on the main page. Of course I don't want to spam the poor Planet Emacsen readers with updates just because I fixed a typo in some old entry.
The problem is not with those aggregators – it's with
does not invoke the right formula to say that something is
published. And my power to change
blogger.com is rather limited.
Blogger does support tag-specific feeds though; so, my workaround is the following:
- The feed with all new posts: http://emacs-fu.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default/-/new
- A feed with all updates (this is the current one): http://emacs-fu.blogspot.com/atom.xml
When I update an entry, I will remove the
new-tag, so aggregators that use
the first feed will not be bombarded with these small changes - and I am
planning a few..
So, if you only want to get the new posts, I'd recommend changing to the first feed. Planet Emacsen has already done so (thanks Edward!).
Now keeping my fingers crossed it'll all work as expected...