Friday, April 01, 2005

Links in your Bloglines subscriptions

Why nobody insert a link when subscribing a feed at Bloglines? Am I the only one? Some people write comments in their notes when subscribing, but take a look at public subscribers for feeds with more than 10,000 subscribers:
  1. Slashdot - Bloglines subscribers
  2. Wired News - Bloglines subscribers
  3. Boing Boing - Bloglines subscribers
  4. Dilbert - Bloglines subscribers
  5. Gizmodo - Bloglines subscribers
  6. Google Weblog - Bloglines subscribers
  7. Engadget - Bloglines subscribers
  8. New York Times Home Page - Bloglines subscribers
You will see that I am the only one to insert links (look for pmagsa among Bloglines subscribers for Boing Boing, Dilbert, Slashdot and Wired News). And adding a link is a very easy thing to do. You just need to edit the notes field (click on picture):
Bloglines subscription screenshot (tip)

It puzzles me why nobody does it. On the Internet links are of the essence and they have quite a few applications at Bloglines.

You may read this post in Spanish here.

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Blogger bytehead said...

I'm not exactly sure why I would want to put a link to the original blog in the notes field, when Bloglines uses the blog name to point to the original site anyways. No work on my part, and it's the same functionality. Unless you're proposing something different?

8:41 PM  
Blogger Pablo said...

My suggestion is about adding a link to your blog in the notes field (or to any other page you want) for ALL your Bloglines subscriptions. Let's say you subscribe to my page and add a link to bytehead's blog in the notes field. This way, I (anybody) could know about your page by taking a look at my blog's Bloglines subscribers.

By the way, if you add information on the notes field you should know that it takes a day on average for Bloglines to update subscription data.

9:56 AM  

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