For the past week or so, I’ve been working diligently on a little project temporarily called Planet Xavier. For the time being, it’ll be a directory of weblogs by current St. X students, faculty, and staff. (Weblogs – blogs – include LiveJournals, DeadJournals, and Xangas.)
When the project is complete, it’ll be a Planet-style daily digest of these weblogs, letting you know what everyone has said during the day. There are plenty of examples of Planet aggregators: Planet Mozilla is one I use quite often. It’s somewhat like a LiveJournal friends page, except it’ll include entries from all kinds of blogs, including independent ones like Minh’s Notes. Planet Xavier itself will probably include only weblogs with RSS or Atom feeds, but I’ll be working on technology that can scan ordinary webpages for updates.
I’ll need your help. I’m currently gathering a comprehensive list of St. X blogs, including abandoned ones. The current list (also at Bloglines) contains around 45 blogs that I can syndicate at Planet Xavier. But I know there are many more out there, so I’m relying on you, my readers and peers, to find the rest. If you…
- Are a current St. X student, teacher, or staff member; and
- Maintain or used to maintain a weblog not listed right now…
…I highly encourage you to submit the URL (address) of your blog. Even if you’re not interested in publicizing your blog, this is a great way to find out what your friends are saying. Your blog doesn’t have to be about school – it doesn’t even have to ever mention school.
I ask that you submit:
- Your name, so I can verify your studentship;
- Your class year, so I can organize the blog list better; and
- Your blog’s URL (address), so I can get to your blog (duh!)