Well, FeedReader lasted all of 8 hours. Then it crashed, ate all of the RSS feeds I had already entered in to it, and so I deleted it. I’m mean like that.
Thanks to a suggestion from TJ, I went and downloaded Syndirella (which I later spotted being recommended at Jish’s site too) and the required .NET stuff. It’s up and running now and I have a Reader that isn’t “broken” anymore. Well, FeedReader wasn’t broken, but as Jay pointed out, it wasn’t reading the CDATA information in my new XML template. Instead it was reading just the description information, MTEntryExcerpt, as Mark had the template (taken from here) set up originally.
I haven’t changed my RSS feed back to be like Mark’s again, but if you happen to be using a reader that I’m now freaking out with my long description, please let me know. If you haven’t updated your RSS template yet – and I’m wondering why not, since I’ve now posted about it 3 times today – here are Jay’s compelling reasons why you should. Basically, I want you to feed me full posts, not just choppy little excerpts. Sure they are a great teaser, but when I’m pressed for time I need the whole thing.
Now I just have to tweak my comment form to allow you to leave your RSS feed link. I’m always willing to do whatever I can to make Chris happy.