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Blogging on the Radio

I believe it to be the case that RTE used to broadcast Irish dancing on the radio, not just the sound of music for Irish dancing, but the sound of feet dancing. It probably seemed like a good idea at the time, but in retrospect it seems a bit surreal. I was reminded of that today, listening to a programme in BBC Radio 4‘s ‘Meet the Bloggers‘ short series.

Blogging on the radio seems as surreal as dancing on the radio. However today’s programme, (the second in the series) was a fascinating insight into the diverse motivations of personal bloggers. In the best BBC tradition, the series has integrated the series and the web rather well, with a good list of blog resources and a comments roll on the programme’s page on the website. I used the page to listen to last week’s show, and to check out the blogs mentioned in the programmes (I partciularly like delicately written petite anglaise from this week).

This kind of symbiosis is one of the great strengths of the web: blog leads to radio show, which has website and resources, which increase listeners, and leads to more blogging (such as this one), and so on. And, athough the programme was a bit worthy, I will listen to the remainder of the series, and (I hope) continue blogging.

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  2. […] blogging on the television (which is marginally less silly than Irish dancing – or for that matter, blogging – on the radio). Sunday morning, 9am, is an unholy hour to be awake on a weekend morning, but if perchance you […]

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Me in a hatHi there! Thanks for dropping by. I'm Eoin O'Dell, and this is my blog: Cearta.ie - the Irish for rights.

"Cearta" really is the Irish word for rights, so the title provides a good sense of the scope of this blog.

In general, I write here about private law, free speech, and cyber law; and, in particular, I write about Irish law and education policy.

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What I'd like for here is a simple widget that takes the list of feeds from my existing RSS reader and displays it here as a blogroll. Nothing fancy. I'd love a recommendation, if you have one.

I had built a blogroll here on my Google Reader RSS subscriptions. Google Reader produced a line of html for each RSS subscription category, each of which I pasted here. So I had a list of my subscriptions as my blogroll, organised by category, which updated whenever I edited Google Reader. Easy peasy. However, with the sad and unnecessary demise of that product, so also went this blogroll. Please take a moment to mourn Google Reader. If there's an RSS reader which provides a line of html for the list of subscriptions, or for each RSS subscription category as Google Reader did, I'd happily use that. So, as I've already begged, I'd love a recommendation, if you have one.

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