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Friday, September 10, 2004

Meet your fellow Philocritics, part 2.

I'm enjoying hearing from people who read this site — thanks to everyone who participated in the first poll of Philocrites-readers! — and I'm interested in learning how you use it. So, without further ado, on to the second poll:

Two things I'd be eager to hear about in comments: Do you use a blog-reading tool like Bloglines or Kinja to read Philocrites? And have you ever found anything of value in my Scrapbook (the miniblog that appears just below the new comments on the front page)?

I use Kinja to find out what's new on many of the Unitarian Universalist blogs, on a wider circle of religious blogs, and a sampling of some political blogs. I've noticed, however, that while Kinja tracks many blogs that strict RSS readers don't track, it doesn't fare so well with WordPress, Diaryland, or a few other blog setups.

Update 9.12.04: Oh, regarding my Scrapbook: It's a blog made up of brief quotations from articles I found interesting, but which I didn't feel any need to comment on. You can read it separately from Philocrites — here — and can add it to Bloglines or Kinja, too. The entries are designed to take you directly to the quoted material.

Copyright © 2004 by Philocrites | Posted 10 September 2004 at 5:58 PM

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September 10, 2004 07:03 PM | Permalink for this comment

I use Bloglines, which explains why I have never noticed the Scrapbook until now. When I click on an item in Bloglines, it takes me to the individual archive entry instead of the main page.


September 11, 2004 05:18 PM | Permalink for this comment

I use Kinja now, so I know when there is a new post to come and read, but when I used to go straight from my blog to your page I saw the scrapbook and sometimes clicked on it.

Kinja is funny in its interactions with certain blog formats, but other than that, I like the way I can use it to prevent visiting someone daily who only posts intermittently. I read a lot more variety of blogs now that I use it, because I'll add a recommended blog to my kinja list much quicker than I would bookmark it on my blog. I need to update my bookmarks now that I think of it, because using kinja makes me forget about them.


Kenneth Sutton:

September 13, 2004 09:44 AM | Permalink for this comment

Kinja? Bloglines? What're they? From the two comments left so far, it's clear I need to check them out. I don't pay any attention to your scrapbook.

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