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A few people have requested it, so I’ve made an RSS Feed for my songs. So if you just want to hit the new stuff in your favorite aggregator, there you go.

As a side issue: people don’t like to sign up for my little new song notification list over there on the right sidebar. About 1 in 10 people that send me email saying they like my music or buy an album sign up for it. I guess they’re afraid of getting spammed or don’t notice it or don’t really care about each individual song.

RSS is nice because it makes it easy to monitor sporadic things like new song updates without having to visit a site every day or give your email address out. But from a webmaster/artist’s perspective it makes it harder to figure out how many people actually specifically care when you have something new to announce. But anything that helps get the word out is fine by me.

Posted on - October 10, 2003 [at] 5:22 pm by Brad
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scottandrew on RSS Song Feed
October 10, 2003 at 6:13 pm

I did something similar: I created a new weblog just for the mailing list. Each email newsletter is actually just a post, with MT generating a linked archive and an RSS feed for people who’d rather not give out their email addy.

Overkill, maybe, but the newsletters I send out usually have a lot more in them than I normally post at my regular weblog.

pb on RSS Song Feed
October 13, 2003 at 3:22 pm

Doesn’t it actually make it easier to figure out how msny people care? You can determine when users add your feed, when they ping, when they read, when they click-through, etc.

Brad on RSS Song Feed
October 13, 2003 at 11:43 pm

Scott: That’s a pretty cool idea. If I ever do a real newsletter I’ll have to do that.

pb: Is there a way to determine when users add the feed? I guess that’s when they start checking it. You can still track it a bit, but it’s not quite as explicit and “hey, i like you, here’s my email address” as mailing lists.

GC on RSS Song Feed
October 16, 2003 at 12:18 pm

Nice move!

We love your songs and we’ve been promoting them on our blog [Le Petit Calepin (] since last April along with other Net artists, and I was just discussing the need to create an RSS feed for our blog radio sidebar module with my blogmate Daniel. You will hear more from us :-)Let’s keep in touch.

All the best,

Gilbert & Daniel

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