Behold! Our OPML File for all the Class Blogs

Hello everyone! I 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.

Download the OPML here.

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:

  1. Set up an account with Feedly
  2. Read over this helpful page: https://blog.feedly.com/opml/
  3. Click on your user profile pic and select Organize Sources
  4. In the Organize Sources window locate the import OPML button
  5. Click on Import OPML and locate the file you saved above or drag and drop the file if your browser supports that functionality.
  6. Follow the directions on the import screen: Choose file and Import
  7. 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

26 thoughts on “Behold! Our OPML File for all the Class Blogs

  1. Angela B

    Hi! Last week I added a plug-in to Chrome that is an aggregator so I can subscribe to different blogs. I think I’m getting all of the class blogs, but it might also be all the blogs from all the sections (?)… what is your opinion of the Chrome aggregator plug-in vs. something like Feedly? I think I’ll try Feedly out just for the experience, but in the meantime, would love your thoughts on the simple plug-in.
    Also what does OPML stand for, so I can pigeon-hole it in my brain? thanks! 🙂

    1. Michael Stephens Post author

      @abrindle Hello – I do not use Chrome so I cannot speak to how the plug in works. If the plug in allows for an import of the OPML, that would be very cool.

      From the original request post:

      Once everyone shares, we will create a little file that can easily be imported in to a feed reader like Feedly. With that monitoring tool in place, you can easily track all the blog posts of your classmates. OPMLs are a collection of a blog or news sites RSS feeds. (For more: OPML: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OPML)

  2. Cesar

    Feedly is really cool! I didn’t know services like this existed. I’ve gone ahead and added a News section called “California News” to keep up-to-date on things going on in the area, as well. Thank you for introducing this.

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