No, I haven’t been ignoring my blog-friends for the past week – Mozilla Thunderbird, the email & RSS reader I use, decided without warning or error to completely lose all of my RSS feeds early last week.
I only noticed after a couple of days of no new posts from anyone, which seemed wrong as several of the blogs I read typically have 10+ posts per day. Subsequently going to my subscriptions preferences showed the framework data for each of my subscriptions (name, folder, etc), but not the URL. Adding a new feed produced no errors, but also produced no new feed.
A quick google search found this to be a known bug with no fix as yet. As a workaround, I installed the Forumzilla extension, which allowed me to re-enter all of my feeds (rather a pain as I have nearly 100 of them!), and as a bonus, allows one to export the feed list as an OPML list so it can be backed up and/or imported into another RSS client.
I’ll try to catch up with y’all’s blogs soon.l
Anyone know of a good, free, RSS reader other than Thunderbird? Google reader seems too basic to manage a reasonable # of feeds, and I think I prefer a standalone application for reading feeds, as opposed to a web-based one.