I started playing around with Pipes a bit more the other day and then found this handy tip via Lifehacker for nicer looking ways to link splice in your blog feed.
You can already splice del.icio.us and flickr directly into any Feedburner feed, but Pipes allows you to do things like isolating the saved bookmarks from tags and groups of tags. You can also prepend each item in your feed with things like “link”, “blog post”, and “photo”. You could also splice in other feeds that Feedburner doesn’t support like your Last.fm tracks, for example. I thought I would try offering foreign language versions of all this, too.
I apologize if my feed here gets squirrely on you as I work this out. Coincidentally, I saw this post yesterday that pointed out the number 1 reason people unsubscribe from a particular feed is information overload. I’m definitely becoming an overload offender here. Sorry.
If you want to be sure you’re only subscribed to my blog posts, then here is the blog-only feed.
UPDATE: As I suspected, it was a snap to create foreign language versions of my feeds. I’ve added several translations using the BabelFish operator. I can’t vouch for the accuracy or quality of the translations, but there are now Spanish, French, German, and Japanese language versions of my feed. More on the way.
4 thoughts on “Testing ways to splice my feeds”
I’d becareful with FeedBurner–
hmm I’ve never heard of pipes before I’m going to have to check it out. thanx for the link i’m always looking for new goodies.
At least in NetNewsWire, your Pipes feed is leading to… overload. I figured what you were doing, and I want your links in addition to your posts, but… maybe next time do the blog post before you start having fun with your new services? 😉
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