A lot of bloggers use the links saved on their social bookmarking tool
of choice as proxy blog posts when they are too busy/too indifferent to write themselves.
This blogger is probably somewhere in the middle of those two
extremes. The bottom line though, is that I come across links on a
daily basis that are of interest to the readers of this blog and don’t
necessarily require any added commentary.
With this in mind, I’ve started to re-use my del.icio.us account
with the view to using the Daily Blog Posting Feature. Of course,
quickly came to a problem. Using this feature infers that all links
collated in a day will be uploaded to the specified blog site. For the
narrow focus here, that would mean many of the links that I harvest
might not just be relevant or of interest.
I would prefer just to make readers aware of all my healthcare tech
links but not others under a general technical or software development
I emailed the good Yahoo people to clarify I was not doing anything
stupid. It seems not – under the Daily Blog Setting of del.icio.us – it
would seem easy to add another element to the api – either a bundled
tag heading or a number of individual tags; Only these tags would be
uploaded as bookmarked links to your blog. The response from Yahoo
support leads me to believe they are looking at this –
"Some people choose to have a second del.icio.us account for their post-to-blog items in order to do this, which may work for you. It is more inconvenient, though, so we’re working on adding the ability to do this to the built-in blog posting feature."
the moment then, I’m marking practically all of my bookmarks as
private. Creating another account did cross my mind – but I quickly
shook myself – life is just too short…