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by Tony Chang
tony@ponderer.org

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managing different feeds

Jun 30, 2005, 11:52pm EDT

 

 

I like reading link blogs, but I wish there was a better way to aggregate them. I could just add them to the same aggregator that pulls in regular blog posts, but then I’d end up with lots of little entries mixed with real entries. It also doesn’t work well since I view things in interwoven reverse chronological order. I would rather have a single entry once a day with all the day’s links (kind of like subscribing to a mailing list in digest mode).

So FeedBurner offers the ability to splice links into a feed, but it seems to only work with specific services not random link blogs that may be using wordpress or something custom. Also, I feel weird using feedburner on a feed that I don’t own. The service looks like it’s designed for the owner of a feed.

This also makes me wonder if other people manage chronological feeds (like blogs) differently from itemized data (like a list or notes).

Any suggestions? If not, I guess I’ll write my own scripts …

Iain at Jul 01, 2005, 05:38am EDT

Maybe I’m missing the point, but why not keep the different feed types in different folders? Bloglines, Sharpreader and most of the other aggregators I have tried allow you to group feeds together into folders.

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