Readers will notice 2 new links in the California Section of the Sidebar.
During the summer I got word of a new website joining the many others out there that are Feed Aggregators.
I've never gone out of my way to search such sites out, though I was always pleased to find my BikeBlog on various ones over the past 2 years.
I was more than pleased to join the ranks of this one, and it's latest additions encouraged me to add the links.
BlogNetNews describes itself this way:
You've seen aggregators before. BlogNetNews jumps a generation ahead. We're not interested in reprinting your posts and we don't have an ideological ax to grind. We are going to use your feeds and the feeds of top bloggers from your online community to create new content and information that will organize this slice of the Internet making it work better for bloggers and their readers.
That caught my attention right away.
So what do they want to share, and how?
1. The day's top news based solely on what news stories California bloggers are linking to -- no matter what mainstream news source they're in.
2. A micro search engine that will only search the California blogosphere.
3. A quick guide to the hottest blog comment sections in California.
4. A quick index of the day's most active California blogs.
5. A guide to the blog posts most link to by other California bloggers.
An impressive agenda.
So why do they think this will fly?
Our theory is simple: We think our tools will help new blog readers find the best content fast. A good experience means they'll come back for more. We also think a quick grasp of what's going on in the blogosphere will help bloggers get more out of the time they spend blogging.
SEJ is over 4 years old, and unlike many of my fellows in CA. is not well known, even in its own backyard, currently averaging only 44 visitors a day.
Little guys like me have much of interest to share when folks take the time to explore our archives, and our links, and a resource like this one will help introduce new readers to us, and hopefully provide feedback on our efforts.
Check out BlogNewsNet - California, and its Sacramento, SoCal, LA, SanFran, NoCal, Orange, Liberal, and Conservative sections for all you can handle in outstanding, informative, thought provoking, and entertaining Blogging.
Oh, and one more thing....
10 other states have their own places on the site, as do blogs about Cycling, Parenting, Motorsports, NCAA Football, Economics, Auto Industry, Energy Biz, and the Environment!
I am very impressed by what this whole site has to offer. ;-D