What I’d like to see Feedburner offer to each user is their own Feedburner blog.
But I don’t mean a traditional blog or even a HTML blog, what I mean is a spot where you can publish content to your Feedburner feed. Kind of the way you can publish content into your Top 10 Sources feed.
The idea is that the content that you post will not appear in your blog, it will just appear in your feed. The way you would turn it on is like the other splicing features eg. splicing in your del.icio.us links.
This could be used for announcements/updates that you don’t want to appear in your actual blog post eg. you may want to let people know that you just added a link to a past post.
The perfect service that they could align with is publi.sh, this service offers a feed and an admin space to post and manage your content, but it doesn’t offer a HTML public page for people to see your content. The only way people can see the content in your RSS feed, is in their RSS Reader, or a public RSS Reader, or re-syndicated as a widget, or spliced into another feed, etc…
NOTE: you don’t have to use publi.sh you can use any service that outputs an RSS feed like a traditional blog, or note service..if you used a traditional blog then you would have a public HTML page as well as a feed.
You can even post to publi.sh by bookmarklet or email, what about adding the power of IM like Sabifoo or even SMS like Twitter or Jaiku (NOTE: these last 2 services are a totally different concept…not sure if you can post to Loopnote via SMS).
If a service like pu.blish was a partner with Feedburner (just like del.icio.us), then you would activate publi.sh, and what ever you post will appear in the Feedburner feed.
You could post perhaps from within Feedburner, or from publi.sh, or even use their bookmarklet or email for easy posting.
Another thing you could do is re-syndicate your publi.sh feed as a widget on the sidebar of your blog.
Right now you can use publi.sh as a widget on your blog, acting like a side blog (just re-syndicate your publi.sh feed using one of the many services).
On top of this I would also like to see it spliced into my Feedburner feed, which is the focus of this post.
NOTE: If you started a new blog you could circumvent this by splicing your native blog feed with your publ.ish feed, then run it through Feedburner, but that’s too late if you already have a Feedburner feed.
For some background on this post, please read Splice in updates into your blog feed.