Blosxom and Planet Programs

A quick note for anyone who runs a Blosxom based blog and is being aggregated using the Planet feed merging software. By default, the 0.91 RSS feed created by Blosxom doesn’t have per post dates.

This means if you add a new post the Planet software will guess at the modified date for each of your posts and will decide that the current time is as good as any. And all your readers will scream in pain as they are forced to work through duplicate posts to get to the shiny new ones.

The easiest way around this (and what I’m doing) is to use the Blosxom Atom Feed plugin and point the Planet software at that instead.