Hello everyone! We just finished the OPML for all the blog URLs.
I am super excited to read your intro posts via all the feeds I just added to my Feedly. All the course activity and posts can seem like a raging waterfall but utilizing a feed reader will help you! And savvy information professionals use news aggregators such as Feedly to stay current on topics of interest.
If you are using a feed reader (like Feedly), you can easily import this into your reader and have access to all the student blogs in our section of INFO 200. Also, there could be additions, but I will post those individually for you to add. And let me know if your blog is not listed!
The OPML populates your reader with a collections of feeds made up of student blogs from my sections of 200 and our Section Site course blog newsfeed and activity feed.
I would suggest downloading it to your desktop (via whatever method of mouse clicks you use on your computing platform) and then importing the file into reader of your choice. I suggest Feedly and use it in the steps below.
Follow these steps if you are using Feedly:
- Set up an account with Feedly
- Read over this helpful page: https://blog.feedly.com/opml/
- Click on your user profile pic and select Organize Sources
- In the Organize Sources window locate the import OPML button
- Click on Import OPML and locate the file you saved above or drag and drop the file if your browser supports that functionality.
- Follow the directions on the import screen: Choose file and Import
- You are ready to go!
So here’s the challenge to some fearless INFO 200 student – please add the OPML to your reader and report back here in a comment!
For some background, view this video:
Other sites will import differently but the OPML is a standard file type.
Image: Snoqualmie Falls, Washington in the 70s
@michael I’ve added the OPML to Feedly. I haven’t used Feedly before so I’m still getting used to it, but under “Organize Feeds” it says that I am now following 35 feeds. There are two folders: INFO 200 SP 2023 Stephens and INFO 200 Stephens Feeds. When I click on “Today” it shows Blog Report #1 for six of us. I look forward to getting organized in Feedly and reading the blogs!
@arthurkolat Thanks for diving in. You are spot on – two folders 35 feeds.
This sounds complicated, I’m sure because it’s all new to me, but I guess I’m going to give it a try. As a member of the current sandwich generation, I have vowed to stay current with trends and technology – it can be a challenge!
@thegab2022 Give it a try. Good for you for seeking to stay current.
All set. Thank you for this!!
ps: have you ever been to Snoqualmie Falls? Such a neat spot! I can almost hear this picture. 🙂
@staceynerdin oh yes! It’s a very special place to me. Here’s a video I took in March of 2022:
@michael Great video! I miss that! We moved from Oregon to Illinois about 18 months ago, and I miss the easy day trips to places like Snoqualmie. We still have lots of exploring to do here, though, so I’m sure we’ll find some places to love.
@staceynerdin I lived part time in Oak Park, IL before taking the job with SJSU. I am so taken with the PNW… would move in a second if possible (home prices, etc)
I imported the OPML file into Feedly and it seems to have worked perfectly. 🙂
@ericaleff Yay! Well done!
This is awesome, actually! I had manually imported some of the blog profile links to my feedly initially. This makes it so much easier!
Thank you for piling up the OPML files. I set up my Feedly and it works great. I used to read blogs in Google Reader several years ago, but Google discontinued supporting the app and shut it down in 2013. I never replaced that with any other apps and stopped reading those blogs in a feed reader, but Feedly seems very easy and user-friendly!
@mmsosa Yay! Glad it worked.
@homeyra OH! I loved Google reader. Used to teach with it all the time back in the day.
Got it up and running! This is my first time using Feedly…it brings to mind the book “Fall; or, Dodge in Hell” by Neil Stephenson and the way society gets to the point where people live in completely different realities depending on where they source their news feed.
I’ve successfully imported the OPML file into Feedly. I’ve never used Feedly before and I’m not too familiar with news aggregators, but it seems fairly simple use. I’m already able to see everyone’s blog content quite easily.
@dgriffin Indeed! There was a YA book called FEED back in the day about young people having their news directly sent into their brains.
@cmason Yay! I subscribe to a bunch of feeds in my Feed – lots of film and TV and pop culture stuff. Super good for current awareness… but sometimes there are spoilers !
@michael – Aw, this is cool! I’ve always wondered about RSS feeds. I started doing an MLIS because I knew there were basic components of information I was missing in terms of how to get the most out of IS, and I’m glad to get an intro to RSS feeds here.
Anyway, it worked. Hooray.
@reallyrielee Great! Thanks for jumping in.
I’ve imported the OPML file into Feedly. This looks pretty amazing!!
@ezamora Yay! I think Feedly is super amazing!
I’m slightly embarrassed to say that I only just now discovered this page, but I’m happy to report that I’ve created a Feedly account and successfully uploaded the OPML. Now I can see and comment on everyone’s blog. I have a lot of reading to catch up on 🙂
@csheil No worries at all! 😀