Oops: American Cynic Quality Control
I’ve recently adopted a new workflow for writing articles here, and already in the past few weeks I’ve embarrassingly managed to publish drafts of two incomplete articles (one on police body cameras which I’m never going to finish and then yesterday one on some shootings which took place in Baltimore and New York). My apologies for the noise to anyone who reads my articles via the email subscription (hi Mom) or the Atom feeds.
In order to reduce the likelihood of my mistakes being emailed out in the future, I will (after this post) change the settings on the email subscription to only include ‘featured’ articles.
I can also offer a few tips for using the Atom feeds to follow American Cynic at reduced noise levels:
Instead of subscribing to the main atom feed which includes every article I publish (even the stupid and the accidental ones), subscribe to the features atom feed which only includes the higher-quality (but usually longer) articles.
Only interested in my thoughts on a specific topic or topics? Every category has its own feed. For example, if you are only interested in my articles on religion, you could subscribe to the feed at americancynic.net/tags/religion/atom.xml.
Only interested in my high-quality thoughts on a specific topic? There are feeds for those, too. If you only want to read featured articles on religion, for example, subscribe to americancynic.net/tags/religion/atom-features.xml.