Please Reply!

My Atom and JSON feeds gained a new “feature.”

Assumed audience: Everyone who reads my blog in a feed reader. (The rest of you… should be using a feed reader!)

I recently saw a note from Ethan Marcotte that he’s added a little link to the end of his RSS feed to let you reply right there by just tapping the link. I love it. I’m stealing it!

One of the best things about running a newsletter was that people would reply. It was like the best parts of social media without all the stupidity. Email is great! It’s terrible, too, especially in work contexts… but for this kind of thing, it’s mostly just great.

Having a reply link in my feeds gives you almost as seamless an experience as just being able to hit Reply” in an email client — so I hope you’ll use it!