Comments on: Links Blog Yea or Nay? http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/155/links-blog-yea-or-nay Mac & Technology Writings by Daniel Jalkut Sun, 16 Mar 2014 19:39:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 By: Nathan http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/155/links-blog-yea-or-nay/comment-page-1#comment-9078 Tue, 11 Jul 2006 18:25:57 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/155/links-blog-yea-or-nay#comment-9078 I like the feeds separate, the links is something I check almost immediately after posts, whereas with the regular blog, I set aside more time for myself to read more in-depth entries

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By: Andre Stechert http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/155/links-blog-yea-or-nay/comment-page-1#comment-9051 Tue, 11 Jul 2006 05:33:07 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/155/links-blog-yea-or-nay#comment-9051 BTW, when making the point about del.icio.us, I should also have pointed out that if you publish your feed through feedburner, you can do what they call link splicing. I.e., they’ll automatically splice in your link feed from delicios, furl, digg, or whereever. You can easily create feeds with/without the splicing. This is also true for photos and other splicables.

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By: sjk http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/155/links-blog-yea-or-nay/comment-page-1#comment-8780 Fri, 07 Jul 2006 02:31:22 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/155/links-blog-yea-or-nay#comment-8780

There is a unified comments feed

Excellent. And that gave me a clue where to find the hidden link for Hawk WIngs, too. Thanks Daniel!

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By: Trevor Fancher http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/155/links-blog-yea-or-nay/comment-page-1#comment-8760 Thu, 06 Jul 2006 18:19:45 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/155/links-blog-yea-or-nay#comment-8760 I personally don’t mind either way since I will be reading both anyways.

For those of you with feed management issues I recommend http://google.com/reader/ . I totaly switched from NNW to Google Reader about 2 weeks ago and I love it. Feed management is basically tags like Gmail.

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By: Daniel Jalkut http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/155/links-blog-yea-or-nay/comment-page-1#comment-8750 Thu, 06 Jul 2006 15:00:24 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/155/links-blog-yea-or-nay#comment-8750 Thanks everybody for the comments so far. I really appreciate knowing how “real readers” feel about the issue. I’m going to let it simmer for a few days before I do anything drastic, so if anybody else wants to chime in, please do!

sjk: There is a unified comments feed … looks like I accidentally removed it from the sidebar at some point, will have to fix that. It’s really simple:

http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/comments/feed/

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By: Rob... http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/155/links-blog-yea-or-nay/comment-page-1#comment-8738 Thu, 06 Jul 2006 07:11:44 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/155/links-blog-yea-or-nay#comment-8738 It’s your blog – do what you feel most comfortable with :)

Personally, I think it depends on the quantity of links you post as to what it’ll do to the look and feel of your main site.

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By: Andy Lee http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/155/links-blog-yea-or-nay/comment-page-1#comment-8732 Thu, 06 Jul 2006 06:47:17 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/155/links-blog-yea-or-nay#comment-8732 In NNW I subscribe to Daring Fireball’s links feed as well as the regular articles. To me it all looks like one rolling mass of stuff to read — I wouldn’t notice if Gruber merged the two feeds tomorrow. (Well, they behave slightly differently, but not in a way that matters to me.)

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By: sjk http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/155/links-blog-yea-or-nay/comment-page-1#comment-8731 Thu, 06 Jul 2006 06:43:08 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/155/links-blog-yea-or-nay#comment-8731 I’d be satisfied if the feeds remain as they currently are. Right now my preferred change would probably be an additional unified comments feed since it’s more tedious subscribing to every individual comment feed I want to follow (e.g. ones where I’ve replied) than simply filtering/ignoring comments of disinterest. Oh, the format of summary headers in long “unified” feeds makes a significant difference in how (in)efficient they are to process (in NNW), e.g. how usefully can the available sort criteria be applied to different summary groupings.

I have too many feeds as it is in NNW, though judicious grouping helps.

Feed overload forced me to make judicious grouping an ongoing prerequisite about six months ago and it’s been mostly successful. NNW’s subscription management is overdue for an overhaul.

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By: Simone Manganelli http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/155/links-blog-yea-or-nay/comment-page-1#comment-8730 Thu, 06 Jul 2006 06:34:52 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/155/links-blog-yea-or-nay#comment-8730 I highly encourage you to do it the Gruber-style way. Three feeds: a linked list feed, a weblog feed, and a combined feed (although I suppose the combined feed is kind of superfluous). And I like commentaries included with each linked list entry. Oh, and snarky commentaries are always welcomed and much appreciated — you need to do more of those. ;)

– Simone

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By: Luis de la Rosa http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/155/links-blog-yea-or-nay/comment-page-1#comment-8723 Thu, 06 Jul 2006 04:21:03 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/155/links-blog-yea-or-nay#comment-8723 Unified is probably good, at least for me. I have too many feeds as it is in NNW, though judicious grouping helps.

Please don’t do the “digest” format. For some reason it makes it harder to read.

One thing you could do if you’re worried about the site being cluttered is to disable some WordPress stuff in your template for items that are marked as being a link somehow and don’t show things such as comments since you always have them turned off.

Maybe if you also have the “legacy” full-articles feed (again not quite sure how you can mark individual articles as being “full”) + a unified feed, you’d probably satisfy 99% of your readers. I doubt there’s people who just want your links – they’ll also want your full-length novellas! :)

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