April 12, 2005
Tracking blog subjects without blog categories
Once upon a time, I asked several bloggers if they could provide category feeds for certain topics on their blogs as I was only interested in following those topics and not their entire blogs.
Both the Distant Libarian and the Science Library Pad guy told me that their blogging software did not allow them to create category feeds. I was very disappointed.
Then, I got an email from the Science Library Pad guy, pointing to this entry in his blog, "using Blogdigger to create custom category RSS feeds".
Now I'm wondering how to locate a blog's blogdigger ID and then I will be happily on my way to creating a feed for the Distant Librarian's "Tutorial" category.
Update: OK, I didn't do my homework. Turns out the Distant Librarian has already created category feeds using the same method. But I would still like to know how you figure out a blog's ID in blogdigger.
Posted by cminor at April 12, 2005 4:46 PM
Hi Carolyn, your Blogdigger ID appears to be 125759.
Went to blogdigger and searched for something uniquish to your blog (in your case, "cminor"). Mouseover either the Focus or Exclude links, and voila, there you are :-)
I can't actually remember how I looked up my blogid.
In any case, you can do the same thing with site: and the blog url
site:scilib.typepad.com AND subject:(Wiki)
site:distlib.blogs.com AND subject:(Web/Tech)
if you do want to see the blogID, it's in the Focus section once you have the site listed.
Thanks everyone! Somehow missed mousing over those nice little links (Focus and Exclude) in Blogdigger. Good to know another use for del.icio.us. I guess this method could get you a lot of noise from other people using the same tags.