Can anyone out there offer some advice? (boy I’m needy lately)
My undergraduate students are blogging, and while I am getting them all to use a Bloglines account to track each other, I thought it would also be nice to have one html page that would track all of the feeds.
I thought Suprglu might do the job, although I quickly realized I couldn’t upload an OPML file to the service and had to add each of about 40 feeds one-by-one.
So, without any other option that I could find, I went through the process of trying to add these feeds to a Suprglu account. I soon realized after adding only 11 feeds that Suprglu has a limit on the number you can add. I couldn’t add anymore than 11.
So … any ideas out there? Is there any simple way of getting all of these feeds onto a central page?
Update: Thanks for all of the great ideas and support everyone. We ended up using Stephen’s MyGlu script. Here is the result:
Alec, what if you opened a Bloglines account just for that and subscribe to all of their blogs?
A quick Google search revealed http://www.kickrss.com/ as a likely candidate. I checked it out, and it supports importing an OPML file.
I was thinking that Heather … but then thought against it as I’d have to do this for every section of every course I teach. It won’t be very sustainable in the future. Or I guess I could just reuse the bloglines account. I still don’t really like how it looks as well.
And, Dan … I’ll try it out and see how it works. And yes, I’ll get back to you on the other thing … life has been busy obviously.
I have an alternative for aggregating blogposts in a blog.
Named Pile-blog and aggregating using the RSS/Atom feed of a set of blogs.
Demos running (french only) can be found in different formats :
freemen.wordpress.com – signaling posts (compact) or reproducing them entirely if marked for (in extenso)
nvpile.wordpress – small excerpts of the description of the posts, plus Technorati tagging
polypolipile.blogpost.com – summaries of n blogs in a single post every 6 hours, with tagging
bordeauxenpile.wordpress.com – buttons for personal aggregation (bloglines, import fiels to local aggregator etc) or tagging (del.icio.us)
The format could be adjusted to your needs.
If you think that this could be of interest of you, e-mail me and we will set up a prototype.
Google Reader will let you share a list of feeds. Click “share” and you can select which categories of feeds you want to share. I don’t have any that I read with it that are handy to share.
Another way to accomplish this is use a CMS that knows how to read RSS. Both Moodle and Drupal can support RSS blocks. That’s how I read this blog–it’s linked on my web site (which presumably will be linked here since I put it in the form above).
This post might help, esp. the lazybase db I started.
See http://www.downes.ca/files/docs/flnw.htm and follow the link to ‘About this MyGlu service’. You can use my MyGlu or if you want I’ll email you the scripts.
Thanks everyone for the help. I’ve been playing around, and I think I am going to try MyGlu so that I can have some control over the process and code. I’ve been playing around with just about everyone’s suggestions … and think that may be the best bet.
Thanks again … it’s always great to see so much help from the blogging community!