If we were even more clever we could make the widget itself have Grazing capabilities, the comments left on my post say they are working on an API, so we will wait and see the flood of tools and hacks.
Matt from everybuddy who seems to understand my concepts lead me to another simple application:
“Why do you even need to go to your own site? Why not a dynamic feed in your reader?”
I’m not sure what Matt means by dynamic RSS, but if the MyBlogLog widget had an OPML URL, then people who use BlogBridge could subscribe to the OPML of their widget. When they click on that OPML every hour, there will be different feeds to read, now this is what I call grazing, and grazing at headquarters, ie. your RSS Reader. It’s a pity other RSS Readers haven’t followed the advanced features of BlogBridge.
One thing though, I remember Pito from BlogBridge saying that if a feed is deleted (drops out) or is added (drops in) from the OPML you are subscribed to, then BlogBridge will notify you whether you want to accept/reject changes.
This is OK for an OPML Reading List, as the feeds in these types of lists don’t change that much, but an OPML Grazing List has feeds dropping in and out perpetually…reason being is that it is not a human adding/deleting feeds, but as a result of a machine based activity. For instance in a MyBlogLog Grazing List the feeds would be dropping in/out according to site visits to your blog.
So for BlogBridge to handle OPML Grazing Lists you would need to be able to turn off that notification mechanism asking you whether you want to accept/reject a new feed in the OPML you are subscribed to, otherwise this notification alert would be popping up constantly (well, if your blog has little site visits from the MyBlogLog community then there will be little activity).
Then Matt says:
“…why not a dynamic feed based upon conversations you are in as well? Every RSS item is open and two-way, to whatever extent you wish. Comments are dead.”
I’m not sure if SLE feeds would come into this equation, this would mean your MyBlogLog widget would have an SLE feed, subscribing to this feed would just show you the latest list of people who have visited your blog.
Whenever the SLE feed would poll your widget, the new item in the SLE feed would show a list of the recent readers, just like the widget does, if you click on one it would launch to their MyBlogLog page, again just as the widget does.
But what about an SLE feed in a Grazr widget, when you click on the feed it will display the current list of recent readers, and if you click on one of these people, I hope it would be a folder which would reveal some nodes about their MyBlogLog profile, and one of these nodes would be their blog feed, which you could click on and graze.
Pito has enabled people to upload an OPML file from thier PC onto BlogBridge, when you make changes to the OPML file on your PC, it will dynamically reflect on BlogBridge. Wow, this usually only happens with an OPML URL, but since BlogBridge is a desktop app and the OPML file is on the same desktop (PC), then BLogBridge is able to communicate with this file (like its only little web).