My feed subscriptions change day to day, and I’m very bad about updating the blogroll on my blog to reflect that. Never mind trying to keep sites like Share Your OPML up to date as well. That only happens when I think about it. If I’m not busy. And I have nothing better to do. Which isn’t often.
So, being the lazy guy that I am, I just spent a few hours creating a WordPress widget to display a blogroll from a hosted OPML file. That way, I can display my blogroll from the same URL that I gave to SYO, and I figure I’m far more likely to keep that one up to date.
Because you can specify any URL, you could even keep your OPML file on OPML Workstation or OPML Manager if you prefer. It would be cool if SYO also provided an external link to the OPML itself for those who upload the file. How about it, Dave?
It would be ubermore cool if feed readers could use the same OPML file. I envision a special kind of folder in FeedDemon, for instance, that would be defined in an external OPML file. No more import/export. What do you think, Nick?
Anyway, you can see the result in the sidebar on my site.
There’s my contribution to the Grand Unified Theory of blogrolls. Who will take the next step?