as well as a great columnist, but unfortunately when Macleans re-launched his blog, Inkless Wells, in a new blogging system that has been integrated with the rest of the magazine’s site, they forgot to turn on the RSS feeds. They still use RSS, but not on a blog-by-blog basis, which betrays a deep lack of understanding of the weblog format and may hurt him and the rest of Macleans’ bloggers. No matter how great Wells is, I won’t monitor an over-large RSS feed just to get my attention that he’s posted something. And, for me, no RSS means that he won’t get my attention. Macleans now has to hope that I remember to check in, despite the fact that I have almost a hundred other media outlets that ARE competing for my attention via feeds and so are almost sure to have it first. I hope they fix this soon – though it has already been a month, so I’m not holding my breath.
Update: I just got an email from Sheldon Sawchuk, the General Manager of Macleans.ca, and they have turned on the feeds for Macleans’ blogs. Good news! I’m happy to be subscribed again. [Update March 6, 2007]