Tuesday, February 19, 2008

OBloggers Syndication

For those of your who have read Objectivist blogs and wondered how you could find more of the same or get quicker, easier access to such content, we've got some help. Diana Hsieh's OBlogger list has recently assembled some syndication tools to give you access to content from the whole OBlogger universe.

There are different ways for you to access the content...

Read the combined Obloggers Newsfeed

If you want to just read all of the OBloggers posts in one place, you can do that either via HTML webpage or via a single RSS Feed. Click the links to get started. This feed will have every post from every blogger on the OBlogger list in chronological order. As we add new members to the OBlogger rolls, the feed will automatically update assuring that you keep tied into all the best Objectivist content.

Download the Obloggers XML file for your favorite news reader

There is a lot of content on the single feed so if you want to sort through the blogs individually, or just keep up with certain favorite OBloggers, then you can pick up an OPML file containing each OBlogger's individual RSS Feed. Import this into your favorite news reader and work with it by individual blog. The XML file will be updated as new blogs are added, but in order for you to get the updates, you'll have to re-download the file into your reader.

The XML file can be found here. Please Right click - "Save target as...", and save the file to your computer. Then, upload it to your favorite news reader.

Surf an OBlogger's Blogroll.

Many Obloggers will start posting dynamic lists in their sidebars to other OBlogger's blogs and most recent posts, like what you see on the sidebar here at The Crucible & Column. These link will use the "OBloggers" name. Look for these links on your favorite OBlogger blog and click through to discover articles by Obloggers you might not be familiar with.

I'm an OBlogger, and I didn't even realize the amount of content that's out there. Some notable blogs in the blog roll include: the latest updates from The Ayn Rand Institute and Randex - a compilation of mentions of Rand in the media updated daily.

Please contact me if you have any problems getting access to this material or if you have an idea for adding additional content.


Rational Jenn said...

This is awesome! Thanks for putting it together.

Anonymous said...

Why isn't the FA/RM blog included?

Amy said...

Hi, Sorry to ask you in this forum, but I can't find your email address anywhere. I'm wondering why my blog is not included on your OBlogger feeds? http://www.amymossoff.com. Thanks!