Wednesday, March 4, 2009

How to fix feeds that are not working properly?

A couple of weeks ago, I had a feedburner dilemma that was truly devastating. My feeds were suddenly gone... vanished just like that. My feedburner delivery system is not delivering email alerts. My google reader, to which I am also subscribed to my own feeds (this is just to monitor my feeds), had also stopped updating. Truly devastating and truly very disappointing on my part as a blogger with more than two years of experience. This is actually the first time that happened to me in all my blogging experiences. Are you experiencing feedburner feeds that are not delivering email alerts or feeds that are not updating and you don't know how to fix it? Well... apparently, you have come to the right place because I will give some juicy details on the things that I have done to fix this problem! Just click on for more details!

How to fix feeds — email feeds and reader feeds — that are not working properly?

Okay, so here are the details on what you can do when your feeds suddenly gone crazy and had stopped updating itself and also had stopped delivering email alert feeds.

• First, login to your feedburner account at

• Secondly, click on your feed's title (opposite your number of subscribers). The Feeds Stat Dashboard should be on your window now.

• Third, click on Edit Feed Details. A drop-down windows containing some information on your blog's feed should be showing.

• Fourth, click on your Original Feed box and paste the codes below:
The colored part should be changed to your blog's name and your desired number of posts.

• Click Save Feed Details and your done.

But why on earth are you doing this?

Well... according to FeedBurner's help website, transferring of feeds would only take 512K of file capacity only. When you surpassed this file capacity, there will be an error message that will prompt when you try to do the procedures I have mentioned above. Here's what the message should say to you:
Your feed filesize is larger than 512K. You need to reduce its size in order for FeedBurner to process it. Tips for controlling feed file size with Blogger can be found in Tech Tips on FeedBurner Forums, our support site.

So there, I searched on google to find any solutions to help me with my problem and I found this very helpful website from FeedBurner Help. If you want to further understand what I am saying here, you may go directly to this website or continue on with my adventures on this dilemma.

After several trials of renewing my own subscription to my reader, I finally have my blog updates shown on my reader! So, if you are subscribed to this blog's feed via the google reader or any other reader out there, you may want to renew your subscription by doing the following:

• Login to google reader and choose my blog's name on your reader. A list of blog entries should be displaying.
• Click on feed settings and click on UNSUBSCRIBE, then OK.
• Now go to Add Subscription button and click it.
• Type-in my blog's URL without the http:// ( OR my blog feed's URL address, again, without the http:// ( Click OK and your done. A new set of feeds should be showing on the right screen of your google reader.

I hope that's a big help for those people who are having trouble with their blog's feeds! 'Till next tip! Hehehe...!

PS: the email subscription is still in an on-going experiment. I will update you on this as soon as I received my email alert subscription. Thanks for dropping by.

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  1. Good thing you got that fixed. I have not renewed my subscription with your blog but the feeds are ok now.

    But your posts about the nursing exam results are not showing up in the feeds.

  2. Oi, turning a problem on its head and making it a blog post. :) Another lesson learned from Yatot. Yey!

    I had a similar problem with my own feed. You know, on many WP blogs they display your last post? Well, there was a time - two weeks at least - when only 1 post kept on appearing as my latest post on their sites.

    I even joked about it in one of my comments I left there. I said please don't believe I'm a blogger with only one post. That thing is not updating. Not my fault, peeps.

    Hahaha. Of course, me being me, that problem did not stop me from commenting. You know, how pakialamero I can get di ba? hahaha.

    This is pretty useful post. You have gotten this problem way before I did. It would have saved a lot of trouble. :)

  3. Ay sorry, dami wrong mistakes last paragraph ko. Di bale, friend ka naman eh. hahaha

  4. @richie: if the feeds are now showing... then I think there is no need to unsubscribe and subscribe to my feeds... hehhehe... yah... napansin ko din yun sa feeds ko kahapon, the nursing board exam results are not showing! anyway, my feeds are back! hahahha

    @jan: yah! hahhaha... it's called a personal blogging experience... and bloggers would like to hear or read that in every blog... especially this kind of problem... a lot of bloggers are experiencing blog feed disappearance... so i thought... hey, maybe I could help them by writing what I have done with my own feeds! hehehhe... and another way of acquiring some traffics!

    about the wordpress feeds... hmm... im not so familiar about it! hehehhe

    thanks for posting your comments!

  5. thanks bro! the tutorial is great and that is why pala the reason why my feeds are not working...

  6. @elmot: hehehhe... no prob... it's my pleasure to help!


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