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I started monitoring my personal blog with New Relic

Hey folks! Long time no see!

Maybe it would be a good idea writing a post about how I started monitoring my personal blog with New Relic.. I will write down something πŸš€

In the meantime why don't you take a look to my blog rossanodan.me? There aren't a lot of posts but I'm working on be more productive in that sense!

See you soon!

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Pachi πŸͺ (she/her/ela)

I would love to see a tutorial on how to do it and why!

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Rossano D'Angelo Author • Edited

I wrote a couple of lines about it - what and why - but nothing really detailed about the how because my blog is based on Gatsby and I found a really good plugin to use! Well, you can read more about it here rossanodan.me/how-i-monitor-my-blog/

Let me know what you think! :)

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Michael Tharrington (he/him) • Edited

Dang, it looks like the link above is leading to a 404 right now, but I found the one we want here - rossanodan.me/how-i-monitor-my-blog/. Very cool! πŸ™Œ

Not a must of course, but just a heads up that you can set up publishing from RSS here - therelicans.com/settings/extensions to import articles from your blog onto The Relicans if you'd like. This way anytime you write an article on your blog, it'll appear as a draft in your dashboard and you don't have to copy/paste anything over. Also, each post imported this way automatically sets a canonical_url link in the HTML to help the SEO on your personal site too. πŸ™‚

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Rossano D'Angelo Author • Edited

Oh I didn't know this!!!! Amazing, thanks!! I'll set it up right now πŸš€

Ps. Yeah my bad, sorry, I changed the name of the post and forgot to update the comment

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Rossano D'Angelo Author

Ah just saw that I need to take a look to my blog RSS configuration. Looks like there's something wrong. But hey, amazing hint. Thank you!! I'm going to use this RSS thing here and on dev.to where I used to publish stuff :)

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Michael Tharrington (he/him) • Edited

No worries at all and happy to help! πŸ˜€

If you keep hitting issues with the RSS, let me know. I work on the DEV Team and while I'm admittedly not technical and may not have the skills to help, I can relay a question if need be or loop in someone to help us out.

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Rossano D'Angelo Author • Edited

Thank you Michael for the availability! πŸ˜„

I think I sorted it out, I just needed to submit the right URL where my RSS feed is. I thought it was somewhere else - duh!

I noticed it imports everything but the cover_image and the images I use in my posts. I think it's time to read better the guide πŸ˜„

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Rossano D'Angelo Author • Edited

I think I discovered why I don't see the images. Let me give you some context.

I built my blog using this Gatsby starter template github.com/gatsbyjs/gatsby-starter...
As you can see here I use gatsby-transformer-remark and gatsby-remark-images which take care of building the code and transforming it into static HTML. The images are saved in public/static/485c12f634c50460ffe9a27bb6d3cac5/fcda8/Result.png as I saw from the RSS feed rossanodan.me/rss.xml

So now I'll go check the settings of gatsby-transformer-remark to see if there's a way to create an absolute URL to the images, besides the relative one useful for the static serving of the blog.

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Awesome! You're quite literally cracking the code to it.

I wonder if it's worth me relaying any suggestions for improvement to the team here. It would be ideal if it had picked up your cover image without ya having to make those adjustments. That said, did changing things around fix this issue for ya?

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Rossano D'Angelo Author

I don't think it's your "fault". It was me setting the meta tags not correctly :)

Yes, now it works perfectly :)

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Mia Moore

Hi Rossano! I would love to see more about what you're monitoring and how you're liking it so far. Great job on the blogs!

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Rossano D'Angelo Author

Thank you Mia!! I will post something more detailed about this :) Stay tuned!! :)