Neil Turner's Blog

Blogging about technology and randomness since 2002

Current mood: excited

I’m pleased to announce that this blog is now syndicated over at LiveJournal. Though the feed has been syndicated here for a while now, I’ve not been posting over there officially despite having had a LJ account for some time.

The technical jiggery pokery that makes this happen is ljcrosspost that copies all the posts made on my main blog in Movable Type over to LiveJournal using the Frontier XML-RPC protocol. I’m also using Kevin Shay’s fantastic RightFields plugin to include my mood and what music I’m listening to with each entry. I’ll be explaining how to set this up on your blog in the near future.

So why have I done this now? At least three of the bloggers I read regularly already do this, and I know there’s quite a community over at livejournal.com who may appreciate being able to read my posts over there. It’s all about my belief that you should be able to read my content in whatever browser you want, however you want, and if doing this aids that then great.

It does mean that I’ll have to rename my journal soon – currently it’s ‘Neil’s Non-existant Journal’ because there never used to be anything over there…

One Comment

  1. Urm. I don’t particularly like this tactic/idea. I think dupe content like this is bad, in terms of comment/trackback management as it’s spread, SEO and just really not needed.
    “may appreciate being able to read my posts over there. It’s all about my belief that you should be able to read my content in whatever browser you want, however you want, and if doing this aids that then great.”
    What have browsers got to do with anything? MovableType installs are pretty accessible, and have RSS feeds so they can use a huge range of devices already.