What RSS feeds you should be using

While the move to WordPress has gone fairly well, I’ve see some questions on Twitter about which feed to use. On the old blog, there were a few different feeds doing a variety of things. With the latest move, I’ve cleaned things up and tried to make it easier for everyone.

Here are the only three feeds you should be using from this site:


General RSS Feed:
Use this one if you want a feed of everything I post on the site:


I don’t recommend you use this feed to listen to or subscribe to the podcast, as it’s not optimized for that. Instead, use the one below


Podcast (Optimized for most listening scenarios)
This is the best (and only feed) that you should be using to receive the podcast:


This is the master feed that is piped into the Zune and iTunes. It has been designed, built and tested to work with the widest variety of web, desktop and mobile applications and devices including Google Reader.
Do not use any other feed except the one above to ensure you get all of the shows as quickly as possible.

This one contains just items I categorize as Marketplace


This one is helpful if you want to keep track of just high profile releases (like Demos, Game add-ons, Arcade releases etc.) This does not contain everything that is posted on the Marketplace, just things I make a blog post about.


Hopefully this will help and let me know in the comments if you have any questions.


  • http://twitter.com/Lucky13X Lucky13X

    Thanks Major.

    I was mostly able to update the feeds with my Google reader, except for the Major Nelson radio. There was no icon for Google for that one. I am currently researching, as I am sure I am overlooking something.


  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the quick responses to this on twitter this morning. Glad we figured out part of the problem was the old feed Reader still had.


  • http://twitter.com/MrBlank Josh Nichols

    While you’re at it, can I have a feed of my recently played games on Xbox Live? Maybe a public API so I can get to my own profile data? Why is all that stuff behind a developer wall? Pretty please?


  • Anonymous

    Exactly what I needed to know, thanks.


  • http://slimgamer.com/ SlimGamer

    I only ever used the general feed, good to know I can split up the podcast and marketplace content. Thanks!


  • http://scottish.tumblr.com/ Scottish

    Hey, just wanted to let you know that when I try to add the podcast feed to Podcaster on iOS, it crashes the app. I think it might be because THIS post (the one I’m commenting on) is showing up in that feed, for some reason. I can see it when I go to the URL in Firefox.

    Edit: Looks like it might be because this post is in the “Podcast” category.


    • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

      Last weeks post was in the podcast category as well.
      Not sure why it’s not working with that app.

      Maybe it’s because I am loading 70+ shows into the feed and it can’t handle that many?


      • http://scottish.tumblr.com/ Scottish

        Could be. I’ll ask the folks that make the app if they can investigate. Thanks!


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