I ♥ blo.gs

Have I mentioned lately just how much I love using blo.gs to manage my blogroll? Both Shelley and Jonathon changed urls while switching to Movable Type this weekend. With ordinary links to them in my template, I would be digging through my html for the links, pasting in the new urls, and publishing/republishing my archives. With blo.gs, I just searched for “burningbird” and then “delacour”, clicked the links to add the new entries to my favorites and remove the old entries, and went on about my business. blo.gs rocks, and I’m not just saying that because my name is up there at the top of the page in the news box.


Comment by jim winstead #
2002-05-02 09:13:55

if you’d been more patient, or jonathon and shelley gave me a head’s up on the url changes, your blogroll would have switched over to the new urls automatically.

(and your name isn’t at the top of the main page any more. sorry.)

Comment by Flickernoise #
2002-05-02 09:45:31

Yup, blo.gs is certainly a damn good site. It’s always fun just clicking on random blog links. There are quite a few gems in amongst that huge list.

My only gripe about blo.gs is that it’s powered by weblogs.com and that seems to be down at the moment.

Comment by Anne #
2002-05-02 13:00:56

Phil–Sorry to bring this up on your blog, but I didn’t see an email address (undoubtably that is to keep from getting dumb questions like this one). But, I’m an obnoxious, pushy bitch and I’m going to ask anyway. I have a question or two about MLS and MLIS. Please drop me an email if you have the time or inclination to answer them.
Thank you, you’re my hero,

Comment by Phil Ringnalda #
2002-05-02 14:32:26

Anne: emailed. Hijack a comment thread anytime you need to.

blo.gs and weblogs.com dependency: we need to work on getting people to ping blo.gs. As I remember, one of the reasons Jim started it was so that the weblog community wouldn’t be completely dependent on weblogs.com, whether because of failure of because of a refusal to accept some pings. So: I can modify my weblogs.com ping bookmarklet generator to open a frameset window that pings both weblogs.com and blo.gs at once, but I suspect that bookmarklet pingers are a tiny percentage of the whole. What can we do about pings from tools? Blogger Pro I’d guess is a lost cause, but I wonder if it’s possible to hack a double ping into Movable Type. And whether there’s a standard bit of ping code for Greymatter that can be hacked – have to admit I haven’t paid much attention to Greymatter lately. Radio almost certainly could be hacked to ping both, but I’m not going to be the one to do it: it’s just too annoying with the scattered documentation that sometimes refers to Radio 8, sometimes 7, and sometimes Frontier 4.

Comment by Phil Ringnalda #
2002-05-02 14:33:36

”if you’d been more patient” – that’s a good one!

Comment by Shannon #
2002-05-02 16:03:41

I’m all about being an MT guinea pig. It’s worked out for me so far. Heh.

2002-05-02 17:57:24

If blo.gs would properly document the api calls on thier site I would be happy to get bbt pinging. But there were two additional fields i wasnt sure about..

Comment by Phil Ringnalda #
2002-05-02 18:05:49

You don’t have to pass those (the RSS url and the check url, which I think is for framed sites) – just give it a regular weblogs.com ping at ping.blo.gs and you’ll be fine.

2002-05-02 18:22:25

I will look into that, because:

A) I dont like the downstream reliance on weblogs that a cool site like blo.gs has.

B) My blogroll be broken :)

2002-05-02 18:41:05

hrmm. I guess im going to have to email them because i get some gooble about my client not supporting name based virtual hosts.. sigh.

2002-05-02 19:27:29

A little help from Jim and BBT now pings blo.gs directly. Cool. I guess this is a perk of being small and agile.

Comment by Phil Ringnalda #
2002-05-02 19:34:25

Betcha. The Movable Type hack is over here.

Comment by Phil Ringnalda #
2002-05-02 19:39:49

For now. Clearly not a good longterm url, so it’s better not to link to it there (yeah, like you planned on it, but still). Just copy the whole damn thing instead of linking, while I figure out where I’m going with what.

Comment by Shannon #
2002-05-04 14:00:57

Hijacking comment thread – ’cause it’s fun, and easier than emailing you.

For some reason my BlogAmp is displaying all of that irrelevant crap underneath the song titles when the page loads, and because I know jack shit about JS, I have no idea how to fix it. When you finally get back from havnig a life or whatever you’re doing, can you sneak a look at it? You know, since you’ve got nothing better to do than help whiny rock stars.

Comment by pixelkitty #
2002-05-05 02:23:41

I love blo.gs too, but I prefer it when you update.



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