March 09, 2004
Writing v. Typing

In commenting on Jack Kerouac's On the Road, Truman Capote is said to have offered, "That's not writing. That's typing." Perhaps that's my problem, Christian. I just type real fast.

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Posted by John Fleck at March 09, 2004 08:53 PM

I can see this becoming an issue with Planet-style sites - many bloggers write on diverse topics, while Planets are focused on something specific.

One solution is to use categories[1]. Each category can have it's own RSS feed. Then you can use your categories as distribution lists, routing your posts to the reader groups of your choice. And you can still have a main RSS feed with everything, for those that want it.


Posted by: Abe Fettig on March 10, 2004 07:24 AM

I'm already using categories, and I have a "free software" category that fits the p.g.o theme, if someone can show me some cut-and-paste MT code that would allow me to create multiple RSS feeds.

Posted by: John Fleck on March 10, 2004 09:06 AM

You can copy your existing RSS template, just set it up to generate feeds by category. Here's a HOWTO:

Posted by: Abe Fettig on March 11, 2004 07:28 AM