Between a backache (from leaning over too much the last three days), party guests around late last night and the upcoming turkeyageddon, I’m punting this weeks comic. Should have one next week.
Although I use RSS to let me know when other webcomics have posted, I usually have my reader go directly to the site rather than pull the article down itself. As a result, I’ve found many sites are not all-client friendly (i.e., they don’t work well with all clients, mine in particular) or they are outright broken. A lot come up with invalid date (usually due to date format problems).
There’s an easy way to check your RSS feed, though; run it through an RSS feed checker. The one I recommend is w3.org RSS validator. Just enter the URL of your RSS feed and see what it comes up with. It could be a pass, a pass with recommendations or it will list bad entries.
Typical problems I’ve seen are bad or problematic date entries. Examples:
Fortunately, the RSS code in WordPress generates valid RSS (usually); so, you should be safe if you’re using it with ComicPress, comic-easel or any other plug-in.
It takes less than a minute to check and it may avoid you using some readers; so, give it a try.
I’ve added a Patreon Link page for the webcomics I know that are now using Patreon for funding. You’ll find it under the Resources pull-down on the link bar at the top of the page.
Why am I making this list? Because, frankly, Patreon’s search function sucks.
This does beg the question: why do I do better artwork for other people than I do for my own site? The answer is obvious: beats me.