Outdoor Discoveries

It's amazing how things develop. After all, this blog started out as a news section for the rest of the website. With encouragement from readers, it has become a place for relating my countryside wanderings and musings about the world of outdoor activity. Walking, cycling and photography all are part of what I do out-of-doors and, hopefully, they will continue to inspire me to keep adding entries on here. Of course, there needs to be something of interest to you, dear reader, too and I hope that's the case. Thanks for coming.

A breakdown in transmission

26th February 2009

There is something that I should have spotted earlier that I only noticed yesterday. The RSS feeds for this blog weren’t working as I would have liked for a while so you may may not have seen anything coming through because of this. When I went looking, there were a few gremlins running about the place on me but they have been quashed by now. Part of the machinery that I was using to pretty things up was Feedburner but that stopped liking the output from here so that’s been ditched until they sort themselves out; I am not sure how they manage to turn a 19 KB file into one of more than 512 KB! So, if you have come here after a splurge of items in your feed reader of choice, then that’s how it has happened. Apologies for not heeding the situation sooner (I might have been too occupied busying myself with adding stuff on here after various excursions…) but I’ll be keeping a firmer grasp on things from this point onwards, if only to curtail semi-technical discussions like this one.


  • John Hee says:

    That explains the quiet then! And the sudden burst of activity.
    A tip – I find adding my blog into my RSS feed package lets me check the RSS is working OK.

  • John says:

    That’s definitely a good idea and I now have other means like feed stats to keep an eye on things (a zero for a day might be a subtle hint…). Hopefully, the phantom silences will not reappear any time soon and give the impression that I have been away when I haven’t.

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