Previously I mentioned I was moving all my subscribers to my Feedburner URL for a few reasons (outlined in my post). Tonight I made the switch. Now, it will be interesting to see how my syndication numbers are affected after a few days… I wonder how many were still using my old default .Text RSS/ATOM feeds and not my Feedburner feed.
If you subscribe to this blog via my Feedburner URL (http://feeds.feedburner.com/AndrewConnell), then this doesn’t apply to you.
If you subscribed to this blog via the .Text RSS/Atom URL (http://www.andrewconnell.com/blog/rss.aspx or http://www.andrewconnell.com/blog/atom.aspx), your aggregator should now automatically update the subscription to my Feedburner URL (above)… these two links are now permanent redirects to my FeedBurner RSS feed.
Thanks to Scott Mitchell’s post… this was very easy using his method. Now, if I could only figure out how to gracefully kill my category feeds. It’s easy to kill them, just remove this line from the HttpHandler section of the .Text web.config:
<HttpHandler pattern = "^(?:\/(\w|\s|\.)+\/category\/(\d|\w|\s)+\.aspx/rss)$" type = "Dottext.Common.Syndication.RssCategoryHandler, Dottext.Common" handlerType = "Direct" />
Problem is, that literally kills my category feeds. What I’d like to do is replace it with a feed that has a single post in it so the next time someone consumes one of my category feeds, they get a post indicating that the category feeds are no longer active. If I figure that out, I’ll post a HOWTO here.