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Main Feeds

ResourceRSS FeedAtom FeedJSON Feed
Main Article Feed
(All regular articles)
Add RSSAdd AtomAdd JSON
Leaflets (short posts)*
(All Leaflet posts)
Add RSSAdd AtomAdd JSON
Leaf Buds (microposts)*
(All microposts)
Add RSSAdd AtomAdd JSON
Comments (see note)*Add RSSAdd AtomAdd JSON
Newsletter Leaf JournalAdd RSSN/AN/A

*Leaflets and Leaf Buds: Leaflets and Leaf Buds are distinguishable from our regular articles. In general, Leaflets are short articles that do not undergo the same kind of work as our regular articles. Leaf Buds are generally for noting and responding to articles from around the web and for short “social” posts. I keep their feeds separate from our main feed in order to give our feed subscribers more control over what types of articles they want delivered to their readers. I certainly hope you consider subscribing to all three feeds, but the choice is yours.

**Comments Note: Although we do not have a comments form, The New Leaf Journal does accept Webmentions. Webmentions comments do appear as comments (see example). Other Webmentions are not visible at the moment because post comments are disabled. However, all comments, Webmentions, and Refbacks do appear in our comments feed. Thus, if you are interested, you can see add the feed to your collection.)

The New Leaf Journal strongly supports content consumption via feeds. Below, you will find our main feeds. I may find a way to sneak some surprises into our RSS feed over time. You can find information about our newsletter RSS feed and our external RSS feeds on site.

Please note that we offer RSS, Atom, and JSON feeds. I will note the different subscription URLs below. RSS and Atom feeds are compatible with nearly all popular feed readers. JSON feeds are less well-supported, but we generate them for people who have compatible readers and prefer the newer JSON feed standard. Most users should use either the RSS or Atom feed (there will be no difference for normal purposes).

Scroll to the bottom of this post for a list of fully free and open source RSS readers that are available for multiple platforms.

If you are unsure how feeds work or why you should consider using them, I explain both issues in my introduction to the key concepts.

I maintain a separate page listing my feeds from external sites as well: Nicholas A. Ferrell Around the Web.

Additional Feeds

We also produce the following themes for special use-cases:

Most readers will not have any use for these special formats, but if you happen to use a compatible parser, we hope you take advantage of them.

Author, Category and Tag Feeds

Did you know that every author, category, and tag here at The New Leaf Journal has its own RSS feed? For example, let us say that you want to follow our special The Emu Café section (explained here). The ordinary URL for The Emu Café is To obtain its RSS feed, simply add “feed” to the end of the URL.


The exact same principle works for tags and authors. In the author case, let us say that you are a big fan of Victor V. Gurbo and just want his articles. You can subscribe to a Victor-specific feed by adding /feed or /feed/atom to the end of his author URL ( The same applies for my author feed at

In the same way as I demonstrated above, you can also obtain the Atom and JSON versions of these feeds if you prefer. Simply add /atom or /json to the end of the basic RSS feed to select one of those formats.

Finally, do note that our sister publication, The Newsletter Leaf Journal, has its own RSS feed.

How Do I Try RSS?

There is no shortage of RSS readers out there for you to use to consume content from The New Leaf Journal and many other websites. Below, I will list some free and open source RSS readers for a variety of platforms. If you have a free and open source RSS reader that you created or enjoy and think I should add to the list, let me know via our contact form and I will look into it.

(Note: I am only including fully free and open source RSS readers that are also free of cost. I am not including self-hosted RSS readers, although there are many terrific options to consider. If you are interested in expanding your search, I recommend starting with AlternativeTo, a great resource that I have covered on site.)

Finally, if you are interested in syncing your feeds locally between Linux and Android, you can try my personal RSS system (as of February 2022). This involves a tool called DecSync which I will cover more in the future.