A little explanation of the new site structure

As I ramp up posting in the blog, I wanted to shed some light on some changes.

If you want to read the content from the blog and/or the community, there are different RSS feeds you should use:
Site updates: http://www.gizmolovers.com/category/site-updates/feed/ or on LJ
TiVo category only: http://www.gizmolovers.com/category/tivo/feed/ or on LJ
Full blog feed: http://www.gizmolovers.com/feed/ or on LJ
LJ community feed: http://community.livejournal.com/tivolovers/data/rss or on LJ

You can probably detect a pattern with the categories. You can subscribe to any specific category you wish (categories are on the lower-right of any blog page), using http://www.gizmolovers.com/category/[CATEGORY]/feed/ Where, obviously, you replace [CATEGORY] with the category of which you wish to subscribe to the feed. (If you’d like any of the other categories syndicated on LJ, just ask.) Note that the ‘TiVo’ category will be a super-set of the posts in the LJ Community, as I will keep the more tenuously linked posts to the blog. I also plan to post any ‘thank you’ posts, such as for TiVo Referrals, only in the blog, as it seems they bothered some users in the community.

If you run a blog or a site, and have a general link to TiVo Lovers, I’d appreciate it if the link is to http://www.gizmolovers.com/ directly. And if you have a blog, and want to refer to my posts, it is better to use the blog than the LJ community. Since it is actual blog software it has support for trackbacks, proper permalinks, etc.

I’ve been going through all of the posts I imported into the blog, cleaning up the markup, tagging posts. fixing broken links (internal LJ markup isn’t automatically corrected), etc. I’ve done all of 2003, 2004, and 2007 so far. I’ll be working on 2005 and 2006 as I find the time. I also have plans for more content for the site in general, it is mainly an issue of finding the time.

Thank you, and I hope you enjoy the expanded TiVo Lovers!

About MegaZone

MegaZone is the Editor of Gizmo Lovers and the chief contributor. He's been online since 1989 and active in several generations of 'social media' - mailing lists, USENet groups, web forums, and since 2003, blogging.    MegaZone has a presence on several social platforms: Google+ / Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / LiveJournal / Web.    You can also follow Gizmo Lovers on other sites: Blog / Google+ / Facebook / Twitter.
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  • http://www.bradlinder.net Brad Linder

    Any chance of getting full text in the full blog feed?

  • http://www.gizmolovers.com/ megazone

    I had it set that way but some of the posts are pretty big so I thought it might be too much. I thought using excerpts could hold down the server load a bit and also keep from overwhelming people’s RSS feeds with volume. :-) I wonder if there is a way to have *both* with WordPress – so I could have the excerpts by default and still allow people to have the full feed. I’ll look into that.

  • http://www.gizmolovers.com/ megazone

    I thought about it some more and did some research, and decided to just turn full feeds back on – enjoy!

  • http://www.bradlinder.net Brad Linder