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The RSS feed of my site is not working.

The error message is:

A CDATA section was not closed line 33 character 25

with this on another line below:

<description><![CDATA[<br/>

When I tried to put my blog on amazon and feed burner, both indicated to me that my RSS feed did not work. I validated my RSS on feed validator, and they stated that it did not exist and that it was not valid.
On my blog, I took off my plug in and changed my theme, this did not help the problem. My idea was to go on feed burner and put in a second RSS feed, but I found this would not work without the first RSS feed working.

How can I fix this?

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Assuming that the correct URL is http://talentsofautism.com...

The problem is with a call to colorful_continue_reading_link, which is not a WordPress function.

Fatal error: Call to undefined function colorful_continue_reading_link() in /home/content/42/9357842/html/talentsofautism/wp-content/themes/d5-colorful/functions.php on line 67

A search suggests that it is part of the D5 Colorful theme, and that is the theme you are using.

Theme Name: D5 COLORFUL
Theme URI: http://d5creation.com/2012/08/06/colorful/

Author: D5 Creation
Author URI: http://d5creation.com/

It appears that something is wrong with your theme. That function is used twice in the theme's functions.php but I don't know where it is defined. It is a relatively simple theme, I don't know where else to look for the function. I am leaning toward calling it a bug.

If you comment out the two functions that use colorful_continue_reading_link it should correct this issue:

//  Replaces "[...]" (appended to automatically generated excerpts) with an ellipsis and colorful_continue_reading_link().
//  function tied to the excerpt_more filter hook.
//  function colorful_auto_excerpt_more( $more ) {
//      return ' &hellip;' . colorful_continue_reading_link();
//  }
//  add_filter( 'excerpt_more', 'colorful_auto_excerpt_more' );
//  
//  Adds a pretty "Continue Reading" link to custom post excerpts.
//  function colorful_custom_excerpt_more( $output ) {
//      if ( has_excerpt() && ! is_attachment() ) {
//          $output .= colorful_continue_reading_link();
//      }
//      return $output;
//  }
//  add_filter( 'get_the_excerpt', 'colorful_custom_excerpt_more' );

That is a bandaid. Contact the theme developer to find out what colorful_continue_reading_link should be.

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