Last #FollowFriday, I used Montage to put together a visual representation of Ontario Edu-Bloggers based upon their RSS feeds. I like the effect and suggested that it might be an interesting starting page should you want to see what the folks throughout the province were blogging. The content of the entry was based upon the results from Rodd Lucier who had originally posted the list on his blog.
For the past week, I was musing about other ways to display collections like that. One resource that I’ve always wanted to create something of substance is LiveBinders. So, in tribute to the Ontario educators who blog, here’s another way to bring these resources together. Starting with Rodd’s list, I kept an eye on my Seesmic Desktop column of Ontario Educators and when I found a new Twitter message, checked the profile to see if there was a blog attached. If there was, I added it to the LiveBinder that I’d created. Now, I can copy and paste with the best of them but the folks at LiveBinders have created a little Bookmarklet that makes things so easy. Just find a page and click – tell LiveBinders where to store it in the popup window and move on. It was an incredibly quick way to pull them all together.
I maintained the original categorization that Rodd started, just taking a little liberties in order to get the titles to fit in the tabs and the result is an interesting way to categorize and display all of the blogs from a single page. LiveBinders doesn’t spawn a new window with each link – it displays the results in a frame in the same window. I found this very handy as I browsed around to make sure that I didn’t mess up when putting things together.
So, there you have it … a nice tribute to Ontario Bloggers for this #FollowFriday. You can check it out live at this link.
Obviously, I created it for this blog entry. But, I keep thinking of the best way to manage a class of bloggers and think that this might be another easy way to keep tabs on each of them with minimal navigation