All posts tagged Blogging

→ PourOver – Syndication of your RSS Feed – now Available

The developers of saw a need their users had, and they created an elegant solution to deal with it. That is pretty awesome.1

  1. Of course, I cannot imagine Twitter doing this. Bloggers who want to syndicate their RSS feeds are far, far from what Twitter wants for users at this point. 

→ Dave Caolo with a Brilliant RSS to WordPress Workflow

Dave Caolo just posted a tremendous workflow that helps gets RSS items into WordPress by using IFTTT. It takes about 5 minutes to implement1 and should really help queue up articles that you want to post to your blog. I cannot say enough about how impressed I am with this.

  1. 5 minutes, assuming you already have an IFTTT account. Signing up for a new account might make things take a little longer. 

→ How I Feel about Blogging

Nate Boateng:

I use this site as a place to collect and share small thoughts. Sure the link-blog format has been around for a while, and is possibly an overcrowded medium. But if everybody ran their sites in a way they enjoyed, would it matter that there’s a lot of them?

I agree with Mr. Boateng. I started this site as a way to collect those stories and other bits of information that I find interesting. Consequently, it is probably not a surprise that I have a blast running it.

→ Buy a Domain and Blog There

You are not blogging enough. You are pouring your words into increasingly closed and often walled gardens. You are giving control – and sometimes ownership – of your content to social media companies that will SURELY fail. These companies are profoundly overvalued, don’t care about permalinks, don’t make your content portable, and have terms of service that are so complex and obtuse that there are entire websites dedicate to explaining them.

Excellent point from Scott Hanselman1. It also relevant to the debate on link blogs from a few weeks ago: If you want to keep a record of the things you link to, you have to control that data. You cannot rely on a third party service that might not be around in 10 years, 5 years, or tomorrow.

(via Jeremy Keith)