One thing that I (temporarily) removed out of indecision in the redesign was the meta tag for a feed on the alexking.org home page. It’s something some folks rely on, so it needs to go back in.
On the old site, the home page had a meta tag for the news feed, the content of which has been consolidated into the blog (filed under News).
I have the news feed and the blog feed linked in the page content on the home page, but I haven’t put either into the page header yet (that is what gives the browser the auto-detect feed handling goodness).
I’ve definitely restructured the site around leveraging the blog content as much as possible, maybe the blog feed as the default feed for the site makes sense.
Thoughts? Suggestions? Let me know in the comments.
It depends on the relationship between the blog and the website. Is the blog the main content of the site? Is it what drives it, makes it meaningful, and the reason people are going to the site? Or, do people go to the site because they’re looking for you or your products, and the blog is simply a part of it – of interest to many visitors, but not all.
In other words, what will people expect when they hit that feed button from the home page? Essentially, the content of the default feed should reflect the content of the page on which it appears. Figure out that mix, and make your default feed represent it.
That may work out to the main blog feed, the news topic feed, or maybe something different. You may want to create a topic called “homepage” and have the default homepage feed be based on that. Or maybe the feed could contain all items in the category “news” or “homepage”.
Thanks, but I already knew what the question was. 😉
The blog feed now contains the news feed items as well, and the blog also contains information about my projects. I’m not sure it’s an either/or situation.
For now, at least, I’ve made the home page feed the blog feed. Additional input and suggestions welcome.