October 12, 2008
@ 08:24 PM

Bloglines stopped polling my feed over a week ago probably due to a temporary error in my feed. I've been trying to find a way to get them to re-enable my feed given that for the 1,670 subscribed to my feed on their service my blog hasn't been updated since October 3rd. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a way to contact the product team.

I sent a mail via the contact form but didn't get a response and their support forum is overrun with spam which leads me to believe it has been abandoned. Any ideas on how I can get Bloglines to start polling my feed again?

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Sunday, October 12, 2008 9:43:49 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
I assume you have already tried submitting a ping via the Web interface and XML-RPC? I just submitted a ping on your behalf just in case.

A few things look off in your feed:

* Your self-referential feed link (rel=self) points to 25hoursaday, not FeedBurner. If I grab that URL I'm redirected to FeedBurner. Could reduce the run-around and reference FeedBurner URL directly.

* Your icon element defines a relative URL of "favicon.ico." Leads me nowhere.

* I think your category scheme use is off. You are declaring a unique scheme per category instead of a unique scheme across your entire blog.
Sunday, October 12, 2008 10:37:43 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
I started having serious problems with Bloglines not updating many of the feeds I read a few weeks ago, and switched over to Google Reader (reluctantly, as I've used Bloglines for a long time and really didn't want to learn a new interface).

When I mentioned my switch in Twitter there was a chorus of "yeah, I had to switch too".
Sunday, October 12, 2008 10:48:11 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
I'm having similar problems with Technorati: Several days without pinging my site and, after bugging them, having only partial updates for a few tags.
Sunday, October 12, 2008 11:09:10 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
I'd check how your feed looks on feedvalidator.org

Sunday, October 12, 2008 11:24:05 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Wow, didn't you just rip into TechCrunch yesterday for spreading schadenfreude? You would think after that post you might look into technical issues prior to posting something like "Is Bloglines on Life Support?" just because you have a feed error.
Sunday, October 12, 2008 11:29:07 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
I've been using Bloglines for over a year and used to like it better than any other RSS aggregator (I made several attempts to switch to something else, like Google Reader, but kept coming back to Bloglines). Recently, I've noticed that Bloglines does not pull several feeds in my subscriptions (mostly Yahoo! Pipes-based feeds, but not only). I've had problems with subscriptions at Bloglines before, but they did not seem to be as pervasive. What is worse, there is no info whether it's a temporary glitch (if you can call several weeks "temporary"), or if there is a fundamental problem in the service. So this week, I finally moved my subscriptions to Google Reader. I do not like Google's interface, but at least I'll be getting my feeds.
Monday, October 13, 2008 6:41:18 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Monday, October 13, 2008 10:01:26 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Hi I found your site on Techcrunch and I was wonderinfg if can send me tye codez for Bloglines news reader? It won't work with by blog so I would like to look at the src codes for it.

WoW Botter
Friday, October 17, 2008 7:29:43 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
i can report the same probs especially with blogs using feedburner! If you hear something new, blog about this plz. Greetings from Germany;)
Sunday, October 19, 2008 6:18:46 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
wsj feeds haven't been updated by bloglines either. its a major pia. i'm also looking at g reader even though i hate its ui
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