Roll-my-own Tumblr Digest

February 26th, 2008

I use this blog mostly for business oriented posts, and Tumblr and Twitter for “lifestreaming”. What I have discovered, though, is that the line gets frequently blurred and there are things I would like to post in two or more places.

On my Tumblr page, I have added feed digests from Twitter and Last.fm. The former sends one daily update of my tweets, and the latter shows my weekly top artists.

I would like to drop a daily Tumblr digest into this blog, both so that content that wants to be in both places can get there, and so that the feed from this blog doesn’t get overwhelming.

So, dear readers, this is both a notice and a request. I intend to keep using this blog for longer pieces, which seem to happen twice a week or so. At the same time, “short form” notes on interesting things I find from across the web and MP3 blogs may start showing up here.

The request is that if anyone has found a good way to do this, kindly let me know in the comments or by email.

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  • I'm looking for this VERY same thing.

    Unable to find it, I'm sort of hacking together my own solution. I'm using Yahoo Pipes to filter it down to just 1 day/week/month's worth of posts. Then I'll run a script (manually, or via cron) once a day/week/month to go get the feed, convert it to HTML and post it to wordpress. It won't be clean, and it won't be pretty, as I don't have the time for that. But, I'd be happy to share when I'm done if it'll be of use to you.

  • I gave up trying. Tumblr works better as an aggregator than WP does, so I stopped trying to swim upstream and let everything come through Tumblr now. It gets the job done.

    P.S. I checked out your blog. I've never used MS Money, but Quickbooks is no joy either. They both seem bloated and hard to navigate easily. If you are looking for simplicity and ease of use, a green eyeshade and some sharp pencils will get you there with the change still in your pocket.