In a previous post I spoke about publishing from your outliner to your blog (the outliner would be a back up to your content), I also mentioned you could also make another outline by cutting ‘n pasting or drag and droppping these items from this first outline and organising them into categories into another outline, this way you can have an outline of your blog by category (there are also endeavours to place this on the sidebar of your blog as a category index tree).
Actually I was just thinking instead of cut ‘n pasting from one outline to another, what if you made an outline of the RSS feeds from each of your blog categories, this is an OPML file where all the items are RSS category feeds from the same blog, and as you post on your blog, the titles (links) of the posts magically appear under each feed as they happen, is this possible?
Does this mean your outline would poll these feeds and list the fresh posts under each link, but an outline can’t act like an RSS reader can it?
Back to the first bit, instead of publishing from your outline to your blog…since your outline has a folder for the date, then the second level is the title of the post, then the third level is the actual post, it pretty much is a stripped down version of your blog (not as pretty), so why not have this as a blog, as it has a URL.
People can go to your outline to see your latest posts, but can an outline have an RSS feed, so people don’t need to visit the outline daily?
If you chose your outline to not be organised by date, but by category could you also have an RSS feed for each folder in your outline, just like you can have an RSS feed for each category in a blog.
Anyway, using an outline as a blog is something new, but what about if you just use an outline as a list, in a previous post I asked, as I repeated above, can an outline have a feed, maybe it depends if the outline is rendered in HTML, that is, instead of folders, you keep hyperlinking to pages.
Here’s an tree based outline (could this have a feed, what about for each folder??)
Here’s a hyperlinked outline (every page could have a feed, this would be like every folder having a feed, but then how could you have a feed for the whole thing?)
Anyway I’d like to make several outlines (tree of folders or a hyperlinked) containing links and texts to various stuff, I’m seeking a feed for these outline lists…then I could also keep all these outlines in one big outline, from my post:
“…an OPML outline being great to make lists, but I want people to be able to subscribe to an RSS feed for a list, so they can keep up to date with new additions to the list…simply put, if I make a shopping list in an outline, and add a new item in my shopping list, how can someone be notified of this, is there a way for an outline to have an RSS feed?
This would only work if you added a new item to your outline, what would happen if you made changes, or restructured your outline?
Maybe RSS could notify you that a change has happened, but you would need to go to see the new version and compare it to the older version to see exactly what those changes are.”
An earlier post of mine explains my request.