One of the neat things things you can easily do with FeedDemon, the desktop RSS aggregator for Windows, is note items of interest in the various feeds you monitor and quickly mark them for later action such as blogging. This is especially useful if you want to create a link post, as many business bloggers already do.
To get the links for your post in FD, what you do is drag-and-drop items from the various RSS feeds into a news bin as a place to concentrate items for your later reference. I do this a lot in FD as items catch my interest which I may blog about. Once you apply the right view to the items in the news bin, using a special newspaper style for this purpose, it works a treat for a quick headlines or links post, like this one:
- Anthropologists get to the bottom of customer needs
- Bank fires 20 staff who monitor risks in the financial world
- Enter a Digital Publisher
- Entering the Corposphere
- Google Uses Blog to Spin Court Decision
- Lightweight Version of RSS Released
- List of Blogs Nobody Reads but Should and Other Lists
- MediaPost Publications - Dell Computer To Respond To Bloggers' Complaints - 08/23/2005
- Microsoft may Dump Proposed RSS Name
- Online Extra: Social Responsibility: 'Fundamentally Subversive'?
- Our small PR blogosphere is growing
- Reactions to Google Sidebar (GOOG)
- Synthesiser pioneer Dr Moog dies
- Team-Building With a Twist
- The Customer *is* always right
- The world goes beyond english speaking blogs
For this to be even halfway effective, a good headline is an absolute necessity, both from my point of view (to decide whether to include in a news bin) and from yours as a reader of this post to see if the headline gives you a sufficient enough clue as to what the story's about with no further description.
So does this post work?