The other day, while setting up my linkblog and its RSS feed, I decided to also setup an RSS feed for my blog comments. The idea is simple, really. Weblogs are great because of RSS. I don't have to poll (visit each site repeatedly, looking for updates) anymore. My aggregator does that for me. However, when I get interested in a discussion on one, I'm back to square one again: polling.

By providing a feed of the 10 most recent comments on my entries, I'm making it a bit less tedious for you to keep up with any interesting discussion that might occur here. Yeah, I know it's not likely, but on the off chance it happens, you now have an easy mechansim for staying involved.

Subscribe here

Thanks to revjim's example for making this trivial to do.

If I get really ambitious, may I'll set up per-post feeds someday.

Posted by jzawodn at November 23, 2003 07:13 PM

Reader Comments
# alex said:

We added this (and the per post comments feed) to WordPress in the last version. The next logical step is a feed of comments from only the posts you've commented on (using Name/Email/URL as search criteria).

on November 23, 2003 10:40 PM
# Mr. SA said:

So this comment will set off everybody's aggregators? And they'll come here expecting some latest and greatest comment?

haha :P

on November 23, 2003 10:56 PM
# Mike Hillyer said:

What I have wanted is for MT to add an option for me to subscribe to a comment block, so that if I post a comment in someone's blog I can get emailed when someone replies, just so that I do not clog up my RSS aggregator with comment feeds.

on November 24, 2003 07:00 AM
# jayseae said:

There are already ways to create a subscribe to comments feature in MT. There has long been a PHP version, and I just released a plugin (MT-Notifier) that uses the MT database and requires only a tiny hack (two inserted lines) to to replicate the feature.

on November 24, 2003 08:46 AM
# Eivind Lie Nitter said:

Great! I love comment feeds!

But would it be possible to use the actual time of the comment, not the post in dc:date? Or is it not done that way on purpose?

on November 24, 2003 11:21 AM
# Mark Beeson said:


You've just implemented nntp!

Holy cow, I am amazed at how giddy people get over rss. Give it a rest, people.

on November 24, 2003 03:06 PM
# Neil Chatani said:

I use WordPress. Maybe MoveableType would be better.

on July 21, 2004 10:17 AM
# iq testen said:

Thank you so much for the informations!

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on December 14, 2004 06:44 PM
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