Harvesting blog content
Thanks Jim for your response. So does this mean that I must also tweet my blog post using the hashtag #SP4Ed in order for it to be aggregated (aggregated Blogger posts get detected simply by including hashtag in label)? Or is a separate tweet not necessary. And am curious why the hashtag #WENotes?. Also, how frequently do registered blogs get checked? For detection purposes, does it matter if a (Blogger) blog includes the hashtag as a label versus in the subject line?
- No, Twitter is commonly used for short thoughts, replies, and the occasional link to an interesting resource. Blogs are used for more in depth thoughts on a subject. You certainly could tweet about a blog post if you wanted to make sure a wider audience noticed it, but the harvesting does not "read" the contents of the tweets.
- The WEnotes hash tag is used for testing the WEnotes aggregation system. It serves no other purpose.
- Registered blogs are normally checked at least once an hour.
- Blogs should be tagged with SP4Ed if your blogging platform supports tags/labels/categories (terminology varies from one blogging platform to another). The only reason to rely on the less robust subject line check is if your platform does not offer the label/category feature.