I’ve been experimenting with some way of posting regular digests of interesting blog posts I’ve come across, in a way that’s as automated as possible, involves very few extra steps, and doesn’t require any actual writing on my part. My first attempt was to set up a del.icio.us account, post to that, and use its “daily blog post” function. But I didn’t like that I had to switch accounts from my regular del.icio.us account, and that I couldn’t change the title of the post, etc.
So I did some searching, and the closest thing I found was a WordPress plugin called “Postalicious.” It’s not the newest, but it works with the current version of WordPress, and it seems to do the trick. All I have to do is “share” posts in Google Reader, and “Postalicious” checks the feed on an hourly basis, and then posts the next five new links. I need to tweak the settings a bit — change the title of the post, and which content gets included — but it’s a solution for now. (It’s not perfect, I know. in some cases the link is to the RSS feed, instead of the post itself, but I haven’t found a fix that fits the aforementioned criteria.)
So, I guess I’m an aggregator now.
Anyway, the holiday is fast approaching, and I figure people have better things to do than read blog posts. So, I’m giving it a rest until Monday.
Unless I read something interesting. Then you might see more digest posts.
Happy 4th. Be safe.