With FeedBurner, is it a good idea to diagnose any problems experienced.
After a brief feed diagnostic procedure, we do an HTTP trace of the feed.
Sending request: GET /feeds/posts/default HTTP/1.1 Host: myblog.blogspot.com User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:22.214.171.124) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3 Referer: http://www.rexswain.com/httpview.html Connection: close • Finding host IP address... • Host IP address = 126.96.36.199 • Finding TCP protocol... • Binding to local socket... • Connecting to host... • Sending request... • Waiting for response... Receiving Header: HTTP/1.1·302·Moved·Temporarily(CR)(LF) Content-Type:·text/html;·charset=UTF-8(CR)(LF) X-Frame-Options:·ALLOWALL(CR)(LF) Location:·http://feeds.feedburner.com/MyCustomFeed(CR)(LF)OK, the feed is redirected to FeedBurner.
Given a problem involving FeedBurner, it is a good idea to use the FeedBurner "Troubleshootize" wizard.
All feed problems won't involve FeedBurner - and all FeedBurner problems won't affect only the blog subscription options - but a careful diagnostic procedure is still a good idea.