An RSS reader with a clippings folder that has it’s own RSS feeds goes a long way if you want to re-syndicate content with ease and in a timely fashion.
From an aggregator like Newsgator I can clip items of interest into organised folders…each of these folders has it’s own RSS feed, as well as a general RSS feed for all folders combined.
This is great for newsmastering as you can re-syndicate items from your clippings folder into a blog, by using a RSS-to-HTML tool.
So, if you have 10 clippings folders, this content could be re-syndicated to 10 blogs. You could also re-syndicate the master feed for all the clippings folders combined into one blog. Or if you use a multi-blog platform you could aggregate the contents of the 10 blogs into a master blog (best of both worlds).
Great thing about clipping in Newsgator is there is no box that you fill in, it’s really quick, all you do is click on save and mouse over the folder, and it saves in an instance. This is handy if you are on a time schedule as you can zoom through your reader and clip away, populating content in your blog for your clients morning read at 9am (although I’m yet to check the time lag from the clippings folder into the blog-this may be the downside of not manually editing the blog myself).
Only problem with Newsgator is that you can only clip an item into one folder, unlike the more robust social bookmark managers that let you clip to multiple folders…but I like the idea of content going from the RSS reader straight to a blog without requiring a social bookmark manager as a middle man.
The advantage of having a bookmark facility (incl. RSS feeds) in you RSS reader is that you don’t have to open the item to bookmark it with a bookmarklet, so this saves time (I suppose right-click facilities are just as quick) and you only have to use one platform instead of two.
I’ll have to look around for an RSS reader that can clip to multiple folders, I think I’ll give Pluck a try, see what all the talk is about.