Blogs have a powerful feature called in RSS feeds that enables people to read and keep track of their favourite blogs easily in aggregators like Bloglines and Google Reader. RSS readers of your blog never have to wonder if it has been updated because their news reader will tell them within an hour or two whenever you make a post.
Up until now your feed has been fairly basic. All you got in most aggregators was the post title and the content. Simple to navigate and read, but it left you with so many questions. How do I add this post to del.icio.us? How do I Digg it and has it been Dugg already? I wonder how many comments have been left?
Wonder no longer. Today, your WordPress.com feed can be supercharged with the following fine feed widgets:
- Comment Count
- “Add to Del.icio.us” link
- “Digg it!” link
- “Stumble it!” link
Comment Count is turned on by default but you can switch all the features on or off as you please. This is what your blog will look like in a news reader with everything turned on.
To activate these goodies, go into the “Reading Options” page (Options->Reading) of your blog and scroll down. You’ll see the following checkboxes where they can be switched on or off.
If you have any ideas for other feed bling we could add, let us know in the comments.