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mdrockwell
mdrockwell

Following YouTube channels over RSS has been fantastic.

https://initialcharge.net/2021/02/youtube-channels-rss/

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adoran2
adoran2

@mdrockwell Brilliant idea, thanks for the write-up.

As an aside, I love stumbling across a blog like yours. I think we need a write-up on a strategy to get through someone's historical blog posts when you find an interesting treasure trove.

mdrockwell
mdrockwell

@adoran2 thank you! Could you tell me a bit more about what you had in mind for the strategy write-up?

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adoran2
adoran2

@mdrockwell Not sure there's a good solution. Sometimes you come across a blog that you have never read before but the gold is dripping from every post. Unless the blog has some kind of 'greatest hits' page, automated or otherwise, it's an interesting challenge in how to 'catch up' with the stuff posted there in the past. I want to effectively take the browser tab with me and work my way back through the good posts, or sometimes forward chronologically from the first one, but it doesn't work well across devices.

I recall seeing a tool a while ago that would generate an eBook from a Wordpress site, but it was pretty flaky (and ethically questionable).

Maybe a 'save all' or 'save all titled posts' to Instapaper would be good, with a post count and 'are you sure?' before you commit to it.

mdrockwell
mdrockwell

@adoran2 interesting. I'm not sure if I've had the same desire to read through a site's archives like that. I have an Archive page on Initial Charge with links to all my longer posts, but maybe a "greatest hits" type page would be worthwhile. 🤔

adoran2
adoran2

@mdrockwell Here's an actual example. I came across this blog many years ago and would love the content to be somewhere other than the website for me to read it, from start to finish. Just keeping a browser tab open doesn't fit my reading workflow.