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Thursday, April 28, 2005

Moving from Blogdigger to SuperBlog (for Victoria BC Bloggers aggregator)

To see what Victoria BC Bloggers are writing about right now, click here (old site).

I've decided to move the Victoria BC Bloggers combined webpage from Blogdigger to SuperBlog. They're both free services for combining RSS feeds, but SuperBlog is updated more frequently (hourly) and shows pictures (woo-hoo!).


  • I'd have to say I like the previous aggregator a bit more. I prefered excerpts of posts rather then scrolling down screen after screen on SuperBlog. Plus the formatting leaves something to be desired on SuperBlog: somewhat confusing post arrangement, and the blogroll is in a column at the very bottom (on both IE and Firefox). Plus that dang ugly banner ad at the top.

    By Anonymous Jeff Werner, at 4/28/2005 1:57 PM  

  • Hi Jeff: Good points. What I'll do is make sure that both aggregators are up to date.

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 4/28/2005 1:59 PM  

  • Hi,

    I'm the developer of SuperBlog, thanks for using it :-)

    As to the screwed up layout: there is a problem with the particular 'skin' Jon has selected, where sometimes the left column ends up beneath the articles, because of some leftover HTML in one of the articles. Just pick one of the five other layouts, and it will look much better. The banner also looks less pronounced on some of the other layouts...

    P.S.: I think it is very neat that somebody on the other end of the world is using my site (I'm in Belgium). How did you find out about it?


    By Blogger Maarten, at 4/28/2005 11:38 PM  

  • Hi Maarten - I found out about SuperBlog by doing a Technorati search on Blogdigger, because Blogdigger is problematic (see my post above). SuperBlog works great. I'll try your idea about using a different skin.

    How did you find out about our use of SuperBlog? PubSub?

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 4/28/2005 11:51 PM  

  • No, much simpler: I noticed there was a new superblog in the number one spot of the most popular superblogs of yesterday, I had a look and checked the referers (in the sidebar of each superblog you can see who recently linked to it). And voila!

    By Blogger Maarten, at 4/29/2005 3:19 AM  

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