Marjolein, from Robin Good’s crew and other stuff, has a brand new review type blog called CleverClogs, what I find fascinating about her post on Clipmarks is that at the end of the post she has items that are re-syndicated via FeedDigest right there in the post.
So for every post she makes, she will have to make a spliced feed at FeedDigest around the subject matter of the post.
Not sure what feeds are spliced but I presume they may be search feeds, and tag feeds at the popular blog and bookmark engines…based on the search term or tag “Clipmarks” for this particular post.
So instead of listing a few links at the end of her post that will launch to a tag or search page at numerous blog and bookmark services, she is splicing these all into one feed and having the contents appear within the post, you don’t have to go out of the blog to see related content.
Improbulus kind of does this in the Consuming Experience blog…there is a link to Google Blog Search incoming links for every post (amongst others)…if people are linking to the post, it will actually show the title of each incoming link…instead of going to Google blog search to see all the incoming links, you can launch to the exact incoming link from within the blog post itself…see this random post.
Anyway, if Clever Clogs re-syndicates the content from a spliced feed at the end of a post, she could also choose to show the feed icon, so you can subscribe to that spliced feed in your RSS Reader.
Once she has accumulated lots of posts she could list all these spliced feeds somewhere on her blog (this is considering she makes a spliced feed for every post)…or even store them in a service like RSSor.
I asked Marjolein since she has content being re-syndicated into her posts, will her posts keep getting longer as time goes on, but she has told me that FeedDigest stops at 20 items, although maybe a service like FeedCatch would keep going.
You wouldn’t want to re-syndicate the term or tag “RSS” even from one engine or bookmark service, your post would be miles long in one day.
This has made me re-think trying to have a feed at the post level, because often I add updates to blog posts, but people who have already read the post won’t be aware of my updates…if I had a feed at the post level people could subscribe to a post.
In this respect I could list updates at a note blog like TagFacts…what I would do is make a tag name that represents a Library clips blog post (so each tag would represent a Library clips post).
Then every time I want to update that Library clips post, I go to the tag at TagFacts (that represents that Library Clips post) and write a little update post…and write as many update posts within that tag as I like.
So what I would do is re-syndicate the RSS feed of that particular TagFacts tag (via a RSS-to-HTML tool, like FeedDigest) into the end of the Library clips blog post, and also include the feed icon for that post so people can subscribe to a feed at the post level.
Of course I wouldn’t do this for every post, only those seminal posts that you keep adding to.
Then I could showcase the links to these posts in a special section on the sidebar of my blog along with the RSS feeds
…just an idea!
[ADDED 12/05/06: RSS for your blog post hack]