How I kept myself updated with my friends

Posted: 14th July 2009 by Jacky Yong in Computers, Silly me
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I knew all along that there was a thing called RSS-feed. But little did I know that it would be that useful to keep in touch with my friends.

Yup, RSS. Rich Site Summary. Sounds very simple really. A standardized XML format that is exposed to the outside world for all to see, and feed upon. I hadn’t thought about it, until I found out how important updates with my friends are often missed, simply because my current Random Blogroll is not good enough. As its name suggests, it simply displays random blogrolls, with no preference to the latest changes that my friends made.

Fortunately in the world of WordPress, plugins of that sort are readily available. I downloaded and installed Feed Reading Blogroll. Sounds lame, but it does what it claims to do.

Although I do have a qualm that it loads like a snail, it does not bog down my website. That’s because it’s AJAX enabled. That means that my website will load independently from the Blogroll feed. So even if the Blogroll Feed took an eternity to load, my website still loads normally. Does anyone also share the same problem with me? If not, could you please suggest to me a better plugin to use?

Hmmmm ….. now I know who among my friends are active bloggers. And also I have also subscribed to some cute Asian chicks website. Keeps me updated whenever there are new pictures to see! Yum yum!! 😛

  1. Ikhwan says:

    Use feed reader la bro.. Google Reader ke, Bloglines ke..

  2. mang0 says:

    i’m using Google Reader 🙂

  3. Jan says:

    You can boost the load-time by adding the feed-urls to your bookmarks. How this is done, is described here:

    http://wiki.weinschenker.name/FeedReadingBlogrollAddUrlsAndImages