How do YOU Plug Your Blog to Web 2.0?

I’ve been drastically neglecting a few areas of my blog.  The main one is plugging it into social networks.  I’ve been using things like twitter, pownce, and stumbleupon…but I haven’t truly plugged my blog into these services.

Now there are so many…I don’t even know how to plug them all in 🙂

Which services are most important?  Which ones are you, the reader, using?  Thus far, the easiest way I’ve found to manage things is to choose one service like Tumblr or Pownce and aggregate all other services into it.  THEN to use to envelop them into a stream.

I’m curious as to how others are managing things…I’d like to make Yet Another Linux Blog reach a larger audience and I think that this is a good starting point.  So if you have suggestions, please let me know 🙂

Author: devnet

devnet has been a project manager for a Fortune 500 company, a Unix and Linux administrator, a Technical Writer, a System Analyst, and a Systems Engineer during his 20+ years working with Technology.

5 thoughts on “How do YOU Plug Your Blog to Web 2.0?”

  1. Like you already suggested, I use a lifestreaming service (Friendfeed) and dump everything in there. This then appears in my side bar in an Iframe.

    However, I have chosen a number of services that I let appear in my blog as blog posts, through their RSS feeds. For example Youtube and Seesmic videos.

    To make these appear as normal blog posts, I use the wordpress plugin FeedWordpress for that.

  2. I would use wordpress, but I’ve been using Serendipity since 2004. They’ve been many steps ahead of wordpress since then and when I use wordpress it feels as though I’m taking a step backwards instead of forwards XD.

    That’s just my opinion…I know that s9y has an RSS feed importer plugin and I’ll have to play around with it a bit.

  3. Heyo devnet! I switched over to Drupal 6 quite early when the betas started coming out, and although it was a great idea, it meant that I had to ditch all the contrib modules I was using because they hadn’t been updated yet. The best solution was to make my website an aggregator for my life online, instead of a place where I put myself. This meant moving all my pictures to Flickr, all my links to Delicious, my resume to Google Docs, and my “online status” to other places around the web, and then aggregate them to my site.

    What I did was make a small custom module that allowed me to display Yahoo Pipes, and then create small Pipe solutions to display my Flickr/ profiles, my Delicious links, and my resume from Google Docs. It worked out very nicely. My website effectively became a hub for my online life from a bunch of different sources.

    Lately, I’ve been playing with Disqus and have found it pretty neat how it connects all blogs together through their comments. It still has a lot to work on though… We’ll see!

    You’ve gone crazy on these services. 19 service link icons? Wow 😉 .

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