I’m experimenting with a side-blog, which I’ve named ‘Neil’s Smaller World‘. It replaces the list of recent entries on the sidebar, which wasn’t all that useful anyway, but also has its own URL and its own RSS feed. Which in itself is interesting because the
<link> element points to the article it links to, not an entry permalink. This was done using the Collect plugin for MT and the following code:
<MTCollected lastn="1"><link><$MTCollectedAttr attr="href"$></link></MTCollected>
I have no doubt that there’s an easier way, but Collect looks interesting so I wanted to try it out on something. It may be possible that I can tell you not only how many words, comments and trackbacks an entry has, but also the number of images and links too. But I’ll save that for another time. In the meantime, enjoy the four links I’ve put in there already. I’ll try to keep it running but if I lose interest then I’ll dump it.