FeedXS Does Syndication Without A Site
Users of FeedXS can create RSS feeds to populate with content by directly posting an article to a feed without needing an existing website or blog.
For bloggers, RSS feed syndication comes as part of the package. Without comments or a RSS feed, it’s just not a blog. FeedXS fill a niche that current bloggers will be surprised to learn exists: publishing content directly to RSS.
Odd concept, isn’t it?
The Netherlands-based company Trilab constructed FeedXS for its creator, Jeroen Bertrams. The service is presently offered for free, with a simple signup and activation process to get started. FeedXS hosts the feed for users.
Users create a feed title and description (a default one is provided for starters) and select the language and category for the RSS feed. An article posting section offers a straightforward form to place a title and content, and to do some basic formatting of the article.
From there, a click adds it to the feed. Anyone subscribed to the feed gets the article the next time the reader checks the feed.
One issue becomes apparent immediately: publicizing the feed. If one doesn’t have a website, preferably one found reliably by the major search engines, the publisher has to notify potential readers somehow, either by email, word of mouth, Super Bowl advertisement, something.
David Utter is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.