Most of my discussion of RSS in this blog (and other publications) has focused on:
1) using RSS as a personal tool to read headlines and newsletters
2) or, on publishing RSS feeds, either via a blogging tool or manually
Today, with the publication of a brand new website, I am venturing into using RSS as a syndication tool. Not as the syndicator (i.e. the original publisher of the information) but as the syndicatee. In other words, today I ventured into the world of publishing OPC: Other People’s Content.
The site I created is Newsletter Advertising. It is a domain I have owned for many years. I purchased it in the heyday of ezine advertising. In the last few years, however, it simply redirected to this blog. Today it is a standalone site with daily fresh content that I do not write. The content is a collection of RSS feeds on the topic of newsletter advertising, publishing, email marketing, and RSS syndication.
How did I do it? Thanks to a tip from David Lawrence, I am using CaRP Evolution to integrate a variety of feeds and filter them on a selection of keywords.
What do you think?
Oh, and although CaRP does do Amazon book links, I did not take the time to learn how to do this because I already know how to use Cusimano’s Associate Engine.
Dave Taylor says
If you’re a bit technically inclined, you might enjoy reading about how you can track an RSS feed using a Unix or Linux shell script. I write about just that at http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2004/03/12/rss_scripting.html
You can also read quite a bit more about my (ahem) shell scripting exploits in my book “Wicked Cool Shell Scripts”, which you can learn more about at http://www.intuitive.com/wicked/