Yet another BlogWatcher change

I know - you're all getting tired of this.

I've added a facility to make it even easier to subscribe to feeds. There's a new link, "QuickSub" with instructions on how to add a button to your web browser to automate subscriptions. Once you've installed this button, you just need to click on it when you're on a page that interests you. As long as there are feeds available for that page, the software should hopefully pick it up and subscribe you.

Some esoteric options for BlogWatcher

There are a couple of feed options I've added for BlogWatcher that might require a little explanation. They both work with the concept of "tagged" content.

Tagging is one of the "hot" new topics in blogging. When new posts are made in a lot of software (including mine) the author can tag it with whatever keywords seem relevent to them. There are then services that allow you to search for content that has been tagged with words that interest you.

An improvement for BlogWatcher

I've made what I hope will be a big improvement in the usability of BlogWatcher. It should now be less complicated to add new subscriptions. Especially for esoteric ones like MySpace. I'm modified it so that, in many cases, you won't need to try to track down the RSS feed for the site that you want to subscribe to!

BlogWatcher bugs fixed

As far as I know, the bugs in BlogWatcher have been resolved. So there should no longer be any issues with editing your subscriptions (that one was a really dumb mistake on my part) or with logging in from the "View" page.

Next will be work on the new features I want to implement. Thanks for your continued support.

Bugs in BlogWatcher

I've discovered a couple of bug in BlogWatcher, and I wanted to post here about them before they cause any problems for any of my users. All 3 of you. ;)

A facelift for my blog

Wendy told me that she wanted her own blog site, (her welcome message is here) so I did some checking for her. In the process, I've decided that I wanted to change my own as well. So I've (hopefully) moved all of my old posts and comments to this new system, based on WordPress 2.

A new subscription option

I've added a new option to the subscription list for BlogWatcher. (Thanks to the "other blogwatcher" for the idea.)

I have competition! ;)

I had an email waiting for me this morning about BlogWatcher. Someone else has written a similar application - he even called it BlogWatcher!!!!

He's using technology similar to what I'm using, though his focus is a bit different. Check it out if your interested. And, if you see things about his application that you like better than mine, let me know. I'm certainly open to suggestions.

An update to Blogwatcher's account page

As a folloup to my prior post about BlogWatcher including active user's subscription list to display lists for anonymous users:

A minor blogwatcher change

People who use Blogwatcher regularly probably won't notice this, but I've made a slight change to it. The reason you won't notice is because you'll only see it if you try to view your bloglist when you're not logged in. It was showing a "sampling" of the logs I support. The problem was that the ads that were getting selected had nothing to do with people's actual subscriptions.


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