04 June 2005

XML Concepts: Updating common blog content

Want to make the same update to many of your blogspots? This is an idea how to do it quickly. Kind of like a ping-trackback, but internal to your own platform.

This concept isn't about RSS for a blog. Rather it's about an internal communication system across your blogspots.

This system allows for single point entry for comments or data, and multiple blog-spot updates for your blog-feed readers.

This system would be integrated with feeds so that feed-readers would have updates of these comments in the aggregators.

Details

I was thinking about RSS and XML feeds for my own blog. Not for you, the reader; but as a blogging tool to update blogspots.

Have you ever wanted to make an update to many blogpages at the same time? Let's say you have a special code, link, or comment you want to add to your blogspots.

Currently, [it appears] users have to open each separate blogs-spot to have that content update.

You might think "hay add it to the template." Small problem: Not all the blogspots have the same change to make.

What about tags? That's for reading and searching, its not all that useful to solve this problem.

I can tag comments for publication; but tags don't help me publish specific content to specific blogs; nor can I use tags to quickly make single-entry updates to many publication points.


XML Targeted Content

Single step update to common blogspot content


What if there was a way for a blog-publisher to have a special RSS-feed for these set comments.

I imagine an array or matrix like Excel where comments get loaded; and then on the right side there's an RSS feed-URI.

When someone posts that URI to their blog, the comments [associated with that URI] then get published.

However, this doesn't solve the "multiple blog problem." Meaning: I still have multiple blogs to now add this code.

How to add the code to many blogs [not all] at the same time?

This is the "targeted" URI injector system. I do a search for a key word in either Yahoo/Google, come up with a list of all the blog-spots that contain "the desired target", and boom!

With one click, I send the comment-URI to all the targets at the same time.

Think of this as being kind of like a ping cluster or a multiple 3-D ping-cluster in an aggregator.

But instead of finding and communicating with many blog-publishers who are commenting on the same original blog, this approach would be tailored to my own blog, but have an interface system between my blog, the search engines, and the covering array system.


Module Recap


1. Start: Create phrase

2. Output: Generate URI

3. Scan: Type in key words to target specific blogs

4. Send: URI injected into each blogspot desired

5. Time passes . . .

6. Change: Update phrase from step 1; all blogspots with that comment get updated because they have the same URI from step 2.

7. Refine Target List: Can change which URI-targets get included. Can keep the original; include some; or create a new list.

8. Display

System would keep track of the following types of data:
[a] which URI's are associated with
[b] which comments [not blog comments, but comment linked with that URI put in the blog];
[c] the comment version; and
[d] which blogspots these URI-comments are located.


Ideally, the results would then be incorporated into tagging and clustering tools that could show the common content.

-- This is the end of the content --
Want to make the same update to many of your blogspots? This is an idea how to do it quickly. Kind of like a ping-trackback, but internal to your own platform.

This concept isn't about RSS for a blog. Rather it's about an internal communication system across your blogspots.

This system allows for single point entry for comments or data, and multiple blog-spot updates for your blog-feed readers.

This system would be integrated with feeds so that feed-readers would have updates of these comments in the aggregators.

Details

I was thinking about RSS and XML feeds for my own blog. Not for you, the reader; but as a blogging tool to update blogspots.

Have you ever wanted to make an update to many blogpages at the same time? Let's say you have a special code, link, or comment you want to add to your blogspots.

Currently, [it appears] users have to open each separate blogs-spot to have that content update.

You might think "hay add it to the template." Small problem: Not all the blogspots have the same change to make.

What about tags? That's for reading and searching, its not all that useful to solve this problem.

I can tag comments for publication; but tags don't help me publish specific content to specific blogs; nor can I use tags to quickly make single-entry updates to many publication points.


XML Targeted Content

Single step update to common blogspot content


What if there was a way for a blog-publisher to have a special RSS-feed for these set comments.

I imagine an array or matrix like Excel where comments get loaded; and then on the right side there's an RSS feed-URI.

When someone posts that URI to their blog, the comments [associated with that URI] then get published.

However, this doesn't solve the "multiple blog problem." Meaning: I still have multiple blogs to now add this code.

How to add the code to many blogs [not all] at the same time?

This is the "targeted" URI injector system. I do a search for a key word in either Yahoo/Google, come up with a list of all the blog-spots that contain "the desired target", and boom!

With one click, I send the comment-URI to all the targets at the same time.

Think of this as being kind of like a ping cluster or a multiple 3-D ping-cluster in an aggregator.

But instead of finding and communicating with many blog-publishers who are commenting on the same original blog, this approach would be tailored to my own blog, but have an interface system between my blog, the search engines, and the covering array system.


Module Recap


1. Start: Create phrase

2. Output: Generate URI

3. Scan: Type in key words to target specific blogs

4. Send: URI injected into each blogspot desired

5. Time passes . . .

6. Change: Update phrase from step 1; all blogspots with that comment get updated because they have the same URI from step 2.

7. Refine Target List: Can change which URI-targets get included. Can keep the original; include some; or create a new list.

8. Display

System would keep track of the following types of data:
[a] which URI's are associated with
[b] which comments [not blog comments, but comment linked with that URI put in the blog];
[c] the comment version; and
[d] which blogspots these URI-comments are located.


Ideally, the results would then be incorporated into tagging and clustering tools that could show the common content.

-- This is the end of the content --
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