Monday, September 19, 2005

One blog to rule them all

I was thinking, how about if one of us Knights created a shared blog. What i mean is, what if (and i'm saying what if) the Knights Errant becomes a craze, and we would have like a hundred Knights at some point (again just saying what if), wouldn't it be a lot easier to be able to visit only one blog to see which of the Knights personal blogs has been updated? I find it quite inconvinient to visit each individual blog to see if it is updated or to find out a new Knight is added. I was thinking somewhere along the lines of creating a blog that would be called "Knights Central". Or maybe one of you has a better name. Anyway, the idea is to create the blog, let everybody know the password by email (anyway not through the blog), and have everyone post a little message when they have updated their blog, thus to let us know. Or to let everybody know about any new Knights. Or Knights that go MIA etc. Don't ya'll think that's a good idea? Please let me know. I am even willing to set up the blog.

13 Comments:

At 19 September, 2005 07:59 , Blogger SatishTalim said...

Good suggestion. Better still, instead of each Knight posting on this 'Shared Knight's Blog', whether he/she has updated his/her blog; we could set up a RSS of each blog that would automatically update whenever anyone updates his/her blog.
We could use Feedburner's BuzzBoost. Check this out -
http://www.burningdoor.com/feedburner/archives/001311.html

 
At 19 September, 2005 09:43 , Blogger Edwin 'dutchdefence' Meyer said...

I appreciate your reply satish. But that RSS stuff is way over my head. Too much to handle for my too much occupied brain. I am not really into all that webstuff. If i was i'd probably have created a proffesional website instead of this blogthing. Not that i don't like it cause i do. Anyway, if you understand this RSS stuff then maybe you should be the one to set something up. But let's wait for some more opinions on this, shall we?

 
At 19 September, 2005 10:20 , Blogger SatishTalim said...

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At 19 September, 2005 10:22 , Blogger SatishTalim said...

Yes, let's wait for feedback from others. In the meantime, I did find a site here - http://www.feeddigest.com/
but it takes 5 blogs only for a free a/c. Unlimited is US$ 200 per year - just too much.
I'll check out BuzzBoost today and give you my feedback.

 
At 19 September, 2005 10:40 , Blogger Edwin 'dutchdefence' Meyer said...

I was thinking more in terms of "free of charge" really :)

 
At 19 September, 2005 14:07 , Blogger Druss said...

I keep track of everyone's blogs through my own RSS feed collection. Not as tricky as it sounds. I use my.yahoo.com - a personal yahoo space that I get for free by registering (for free) with yahoo messenger.

You can add in new blogs just by telling it the url of the blog you are interested in. Then yahoo automatically obtains the RSS feed from the blog. It then summarises the latest 3 posts for each blog ... and was how I learnt that you'd suggested this!

Bit tricky to share it round though. I'll have a look at other potential solutions and see if I can set something up.

 
At 19 September, 2005 16:32 , Blogger SatishTalim said...

By the way, I use www.bloglines.com to keep track of all the chess blogs. Very easy to set up and available online. I have located one more service, shall try the same and let you know. I am not able to figure out BuzzBoost yet.

 
At 19 September, 2005 17:56 , Blogger Temposchlucker said...

I use a very simple webmonitor program
called Webmon. It is freeware and you can find it here: http://www.btinternet.com/~markwell/webmon/
The problem with RSS is that it doesn't tell you if a post have new comments. This program does. It simple checks all the url's you want for changes whenever you want.

 
At 19 September, 2005 18:05 , Blogger Druss said...

I've just been looking at Bloglines. It has got this useful feature where you can make your links public ... check out the one I've just made at:

http://www.bloglines.com/public/druss

Something like that might well work.

 
At 19 September, 2005 20:05 , Blogger Druss said...

Yes, it works very well. You can also us it to generate your Blogroll - the list of links to other blogs.

I've changed my blog to pick up its blogroll automatically from this site. Also, I've included a link in to my public summary of the blogs I look at.

 
At 20 September, 2005 03:44 , Blogger Edwin 'dutchdefence' Meyer said...

Thank's a lot for your comments. I was never aware of any website monitoring possibilities such as you (Druss and Tempo) mentioned. Otherwise i would have never suggested this "One blog to rule them all" thing. Just goes to show you how little i know about websites and their possibilities. As we speak i am checking out both Bloglines and Webmon. I'll make sure to use either one of them. Thank's a lot guys!

 
At 20 September, 2005 13:55 , Blogger SatishTalim said...

Here's something that might interest you -
Go to http://www.netvibes.com/
Login as satish_talim@yahoo.com and password chesske

Play around. You can add all the chess blogs here too.hapk

 
At 20 September, 2005 18:51 , Blogger Edwin 'dutchdefence' Meyer said...

Thank's satish, i will...

 

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