Unity: 154. Working it out (2009/03/20)

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2009/03/20: I have no idea what's going on with RSS

For some reason, Google Reader didn't pick up the latest comic or newsposts until about 20 hours after it was posted, and LiveJournal hasn't picked it up at all. This tells me that something's broken, but I can't find what. Argh. In fact, it seems LiveJournal hasn't picked up any entries since the 4th. This is not good.

If anyone knows what might be the problem, feel free to post a comment here. I was messing around with my in-feed ads a bit, but FeedValidator didn't (and doesn't) give any problems with it so I don't think that's it. Grr.

UPDATE: Looks like the LJ thing was because I broke the redirector for the (really old) URL that LJ was using. Oops. Still no idea on the Google Reader delay though. I'm tempted to just blame FeedBurner for that one.

UPDATE2: The LJ thing is fixed. Sorry to people whose friends pages have suddenly been flooded by a bunch of comics and rambles. Meanwhile, the Google Reader thing seems to just be a momentary Feedburner thing since a bunch of other comics which use FeedBurner had the same problem.

2009/03/20: An upcoming meaningless milestone

While I recently mentioned that Unity had reached #150, I completely failed to notice that I'm about to hit 300 comics overall! (not counting fanart or sketchbook entries). As of today I'm at 294 (at the point of unity-154), so unless there's any intervening comics from other series, Unity #160 will also be busybee comics #300! (Of course, if you want to count sketchbook entries for some reason — and I certainly wouldn't — I hit 300 quite some time ago.)

Yet another thing my joint archive makes difficult to work out.

Oh and on the subject, I guess I also missed the second anniversary of starting Unity on February 12. Funny, it's only been going for (most of) two years and it's already my longest-running strip by far, both in terms of strip count and how long I've kept my interest.

2009/03/20: The current update schedule

Lately I've been updating on Monday, Wednesday, and sometimes Friday and/or Saturday (this week is a rarity!). If you're still following this comic by loading the page directly (and my tracking stats say that's most of you), you should be aware that I do vary updates from time to time, and if you're specifically checking only on weekdays, keep in mind that I often post stuff on Saturday and sometimes Sunday. You can always look at the calendar in the corner of nearly every page to see when posts were made (or are scheduled to be made).

Of course, you can always subscribe via RSS or LiveJournal and always see the comic the same day it gets posted, and not have to worry about me posting on multiple days between the times you checked. You also won't miss news posts, since I know these are so incredibly interesting to read.

For what it's worth, I try to keep my update slots consistent, when they do happen; Monday and Wednesday will usually be Unity, Saturday will usually be either a sketchbook entry or Womble, and Friday is wide open (Journal comics, fanart, a third Unity, etc.).