RSS re-think, day 2

When I speak of the limits of RSS, I’m including the limits of reader apps. For many years I’ve been reluctant to do that. They mostly have conformed to rules set by the now-defunct Google Reader, and by norms set by previous readers, including my own. Unfortunately there’s no way to change the behavior of readers. I’ve tried, in small ways, they just won’t budge (or even listen). It’s not just mishandling of untitled posts, posts can’t be updated and there’s more I don’t want to go into now.
The net-net is this: even if I could influence what the reader apps do, they would still be the wrong way to read my blog!
If you are just reading my blog through RSS, it would be really hard for you to understand this. Subscribe to the nightly email. Read it from top to bottom once a day, instead of in


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