To have a blog considered, read the details below. Please remember, the decision to post a blog rests with me, also, give me at least a week to process your request.
- Is the blog written by a real person?
- Is the ratio of off-topic or ASW postings too high?
- Does the blog promote or serve updates on a company, product or service?
- Does the blog add more value to the Lotus community than it does for the blog owner?
- Product blogs and blogs containing advertisements will not be accepted.
- Does the blog aggregate blogs? Only one blog can be submitted at a time.
- Are you posting feed of a blog platform that consists of many blogs? Each blog has to be added individually.
- If you have a community blog with more than one author your feed must post the author's name for each post, ‘admin’, will not do.
- Make sure to choose the RSS feed the parser has issues with ATOM.
- If the feed is valid and not a Connections blog (more on this below) and PL is unable to consume it, consider burning it through Feedburner. Make sure to go into the settings and tell feedburner to publish it as RSS; the default is atom.
- IBM Connections based blogs have issues with their RSS feeds; even if they test valid, they might not be able to be parsed here. Many have had success running their Connections feed through http://feed.informer.com
- Using Blog Spot? Submit and test with this: http://yancy.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss not this: http://yancy.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default
- Have you updated your blog details? If the info below changes email the updates to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include your profile URL: http://planetlotus.org/profiles/yancy-lent
- Your feed will be polled about once an hour for updates. If you stop posting about Lotus related topics for greater than 6 months your blog will be removed. If you decide to start writing again, just let me know and I’ll republish.