Greg over at Blogdigger left a comment on one of my posts which answered a few questions…I thought I’d repeat it here in case anyone missed it in the comments as I think it’s of real value.
It was in response to my desire for Bloglines to not only search my subscriptions, but search portions or selections of my subscriptions..down to searching just one feed.
"You can create a Blogdigger Group of you subscriptions (import via OPML from Bloglines) and then search either the whole group, or filter on individual blogs to search across.
Our main search page also uses the blogID: and site: fields to search just a single feed or site."
This also helps with RSS overload…I mentioned previously that sometimes a feed only gives you relevant posts once in a while but you don’t want to get rid of it, well via Blogdigger groups you can firstly load in your subscriptions via OPML, then filter your subscriptions to just one blog (turn off all the others), do a search and subscribe to the search query feed in your news reader, and delete the original or native feed.
Greg also mentioned:
"You can also put a search box on your own site to provide site search, details here: http://www.blogdigger.com/blog/2005/01/18/1106028202000.html"
Blogdigger is such a versatile tool…it always seems to be the answer to what I want to do…they are so responsive to questions….good onya
I wonder if you can get a search box for a Blogdigger group..then you can search your subscriptions from your blog…Bloglines should be able to provide one of these..this search box also does the job. The Blogdigger groups search box could have a drop down menu so you can filter which feeds you’d like to search…it would be like your own mini blog engine (although citations searching wouldn’t be exhaustive).
ADDITIONAL: you would have to keep your OPML up-to-date, ie. everytime you add or delete a feed in your subscriptions you’d have to refresh the Blogdigger group by loading in a new version of your OPML…in this case searching your subscriptions via Bloglines would automatically be updated.