Adding RSS Feeds per Category or Why I Really Like WordPress

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  1. Great idea…you could make a drop down menu for these category feeds…see the blog post at Improbulus: http://consumingexperience.blogspot.com/2005/12/feeds-partial-or-full-how-to-have-both.html

    You could also run each of these through feedburner, so you can track statistics…for me the next step would be to ask Feedburner if there is a way to combine all the feedburner feeds for your blog into one feed and promote one chicklet, …I mentioned this in the end of a past post: http://libraryclips.blogsome.com/2006/06/23/rss-feed-for-your-feedburner-circulation/ Actually, this is mentioned at the end of the Improbulus post.

    For those people that don’t have category feeds, you can use the Blogdigger search engine to hack up feeds for your categories, see this past post:
    http://libraryclips.blogsome.com/2006/01/13/blog-category-feed-hack/

  2. Hello folks ! Thanks a bunch for dropping by and for sharing your thoughts ! John, that is, indeed, a superb idea and something that I think I may be give it a try really soon, specially as I am finding out that the list of categories is actually growing up rather fast and would probably need to figure out a way to trimmer it. And your suggestion about the weblog post that Improbulus created to get things going is just terrific ! Now I just need the time to implement it. Hopefully, over the next few days if I can manage to find the time for it. We shall see.

    You could also run each of these through feedburner, so you can track statistics…for me the next step would be to ask Feedburner if there is a way to combine all the feedburner feeds for your blog into one feed and promote one chicklet

    Actually, I think that what you describe above is already available by making use of the Feedburner Plugin 2.1. I have actually set it up in my weblog and, unless I may have messed up things really bad, it is up and running successfully. It would actually collect all of my weblog’s syndication feeds and will just consolidate them into one, Feedburner, with the really useful results that it would be able to track them all and help you keep a count of it all. For instance, ever since I created the weblog post arund the creation of the categorised feeds I have seen how the number of subscribers continues to increase, effectivly, over time. So it may be worth while having a look into it.

    Thanks as well for the great tip of making use of Blogdigger to do some further tweaking of syndicating information resources.

    Dennis, thanks for the tip as well on Squarespace. I actually knew that they were offering this feature and thought it would be rather interesting for those who are not sold out on Feedburner and see if they would be able to make it work for them. Or not. One thing for sure is that it would make things a lot easier to manage and thinking how elsua.net is about to go bilingual it just made sense to me, so that folks would be able to subscribe to the category or categories they would feel more. However, with that said, I think this is something that I am going to watch over time and see how successful it is. If it sticks in I may do some further work on it and see how it develops. If not I think I would leave it as is.

    Thanks again for the feedback comments and for dropping by, folks!

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