I wish I had more control over my feeds. I wish my readers did as well. I wish you could subscribe to any (or multiple) categories and/or tags. I wish you could subscribe to those comments in those feeds, and have them show inline with the original post – all in your RSS reader.
I wish RSS readers had a mechanism to allow anyone to unsubscribe from a feed category right their on my post. And even a button to unsubscribe completely.
I wish RSS readers and blog platforms gave the author’s more power to empower their readers.
I wrote about this some time ago (negative keywords, I think I called them) where users could subscribe to my blog but with conditions, like “-yoshi” which would exclude you from getting any of my posts about my dog (dog haters need options too!).
There is no doubt in my mind this will happen, but probably not soon. RSS is just now seeing wide adoption, and few people will want to muck with it.
I’m no RSS expert, but isn’t there a way to extend the current RSS with the types of features I am asking for without breaking the current crop of RSS readers?
If so, then new extensions could be used to make our next generation of RSS Readers MUCH smarter – without breaking what exists today.