Commenter Tad points out an existing Locus RSS feed at http://www.mobileread.com/feeds/locus.xml, and in my experiments with RSS readers last night I stumbled across such a feed myself (don’t remember if it was the same one). Apparently there are robots that troll the web and generate feeds for sites that don’t provide them! So why am I bothering!? Hmm.
Well, because automating the process of updating the homepage will save me time in the long run, and make it easier to post even more content; and I’ve set up a Blinks feed too. OTOH, I don’t see providing full text of articles via a feed, as one commenter suggested, just the title and text that appears on the homepage. I’d prefer you to click to the site for full details…
I’ve had a couple recommendations for WordPress, and one warning about Movable Type. I’ll keep exploring. Meanwhile, I’ve reformatted the temporary new homepage, http://www.locusmag.com/newindex.shtml, using lots of div tags, no embedded tables or font tags at all, and a revised style sheet. It needed doing, though the presence of table tags within posts that I was worried about doesn’t seem to bother the mobileread feed generator.
Addendum after initial post: Blogger was so slow midday today, as I revised templates for the two new blogs, that I was tempted to shoot my PC just to put it out of its misery. But this evening it’s lickety split.