Blog Aggregation – Getting it right?

The adventures in blogging continue.  Blogging and aggregation is a hot topic in St. Louis lately.  If you blog, you’ve dealt with the up and downsides of it.  If your blog has RSS, there’s a good chance someone is aggregating it.  Maybe that happens inside an RSS reader, but it can also happen at a blog aggregator site.

What’s the harm? Those sites can be both helpful and harmful. Some aggregators capture the entire content of the RSS feed and redisplay it on the site.  Kinder ones showcase the blog feed with human designed setups.

What can you do to get it right? Create your own aggregator of course!

Some of us bloggers are getting together, forming a project to talk about making a better aggregator.  I can’t give up the site yet. It’s still very bare bones.  Currently a team is being assembled.

It’s stirring up in St. Louis. Here’s a little background for that too.

What are you doing about your blog and aggregation?

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3 Responses to “Blog Aggregation – Getting it right?”


  1. 1 Dave Mastio March 20, 2008 at 11:42 am

    If you’re looking for a short term solution, I know some folks have used this: http://www.tumblr.com/

    I think this site uses some version of word press, but you might ask Waldo: http://www.vapoliticalblogs.com/

  2. 2 Kurt March 24, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    If you wouldn’t object, Todd, I’d love to be able to participate in some way. At the very least, it would help the old “mainstream media guy” get hip to the issues.


  1. 1 STLtoday.com - Virtual St. Louis - Blog Archive - One STL blogging community effort thwarted, another starting? Trackback on March 24, 2008 at 4:40 pm

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