The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Reviewer and it’s a chance to showcase new books and re-cap your week of blogging.
I wasn’t planning on posting anything this week. But for some reason, I just felt like I wanted to CONNECT with everyone out there. So here I am.
Seems like everyone I care about is having the worst January ever. If you are, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Yep, I read minds. Didn’t you know? 😀
Me? Knock on wood I’m finally healthy after kicking my sinus infection (took forever). My lungs are still a little “gurgle-y” but not as bad as before. I have energy again so it’s ALL GOOD!! Yoga, yoga, yoga!!!
Have you looked at your RSS feeds lately?
This past week I was trolling through my Bloglovin’ feed and I noticed that some of my favorite feeds (blogs) had some “odd” images come up for the “featured” or main image of the post in the feed. For instance, instead of the book cover for a book review, I would see an Amazon “buy” button or any other icon button from the post.
Bloglovin’ uses your RSS feed to pull your blog posts. If you don’t have images in your RSS feed, Bloglovin’ won’t be able to find images and pull them. Another reason Bloglovin’ states that your images might not be showing up is that your images are too large. They should be under 2MB in size.
I use a plugin to add images to my RSS feed. The plugin I use hasn’t been updated in over 7 years so I’m not even going to mention it but apparently it works. If you’re on WordPress, you should be able to easily find a plugin for RSS images if you need one.
The other thing I do is compress all the images on my blog. I use JPEGmini. I bought it about 3 years ago and I don’t regret it. Ashley at Nose Graze recommended it at the time.
Not pictured: The Darkest Star (Origin #1) by Jennifer Armentrout
A super HUGE thank you to Sourcebooks, Sarina Bowen (Nina!), and Macmillan.
Stay warm and healthy!