The Windows Live Search OPML Generator creates an OPML containing feeds of your choice based on a search.
Basically enter a search term, and it will match blogs/feeds about that topic, then select the one’s you like and generate an OPML.
What a great idea, why didn’t Technorati Blog Directory think of that, or any of the other blog directories?
Actually what I’d like to do after generating the OPML is to graze it in Grazr, and do some window shopping before I decide to load in this OPML to my RSS Reader.
If there are feeds I don’t like, I could perhaps delete them from my OPML, before I load them in.
I like this idea, especially for novices, as finding feeds is the problem at the moment, I think anyway:
1. Browse a feed directory or search
2. Tick the feeds you think you want (perhaps do another search and keep adding feeds to your bucket)
3. When you are done, graze your collection to see if you like what each feed is about
4. Once you have grazed and pruned your list, then load in the OPML to your RSS Reader
NOTE: Refering to step 1, instead of creating your own collection, you may want to browse the ready made topic package directory, kind of like the BlogBridge feed library or the Technorati Blog Directory.
Graze this, perhaps prune it, then import.
Related are keyword search generators and others:
Social Bookmarking RSS Feeds - OPML Generator
Feedshow OPML Builder
Persistent News Search OPML Feedroll Generator
OPML Generator - Input
del.icio.us Reading List form
They all generate an OPML, but the different thing about Windows Live Search OPML Generator is it is not generating RSS search feeds all packaged into an OPML.
Instead you search in a feed directory, and choose the feeds you like, then generate your OPML…so the difference is these are feeds, not search feeds.