Daily del.icio.us blog posting

By popular demand (ok, one request), I am putting up instructions on how to have your del.icio.us links posted daily to your blog.

I like this, as feed readers then have a succinct list of interesting sites to show (rather than a sidebar, who goes to a blog anymore?). A list of links is often more interesting than some half-written paragraph of diatribe just to get to the point. (case in point).

How to setup del.icio.us to post daily links

  1. Log into del.icio.us
  2. On the right-side, under "experimental", choose "daily blog posting"
  3. Click "add new thingy" (yes, it really says "thingy", those crazy del.icio.users
  4. Fill in the form as appropriate, here is an example:
    • job_name: DailyLinks
    • out_name: (blog user - e.g. delicious)
    • out_pass: (blog password for that user)
    • out_url: http://highearthorbit.com/xmlrpc.php
    • out_time: 3 (approx time to post, in GMT)
    • out_blog_id: (leave this blank)
    • out_cat_id: (category id, look at the id in your blogging software)

  5. Click "Submit Query"

  6. Sometime within the appointed hour (they're spaced out so neither del.icio.us's servers, or ping services, are flooded 'on the hour') your new links will be posted.

    For this blog, I created a new user, gave that user Author privileges, and created a specific category, bookmarks

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.