Finally: read comments and leave your own without leaving your Bloglines BETA!
Finally. See the whole blog from your RSS reader (how could you go a week without new papa and writer extraordinaire Scott Schwister beaming at you from his blog? How can you miss my latest “Iraq War Costs” sidebar widget and all the other furniture I arrange for your edification and comfort?).
Better still – and this is the revolutionary moment in RSS history I’ve been waiting for, seriously – read both posts and comments in your aggregator window – and leave your own comments there too. What a time-saver and idea-expander, all in one tweak. Check out the beauty (and click both images for larger view):
Note that you have to use “3-Pane” view, “Preview” tab.
Regular readers know I don’t often blog about tools anymore (and long-time readers know I cursed Bloglines for a solid week over their ImageWall last summer, until Bloglines graciously listened and compromised). But this one deserves trumpeting from the rooftops – because finally, RSS Readers are not conversation-stoppers. THANK YOU, BLOGLINES BETA.
(And I know, I know – shared feeds on Google Reader, etc. But that doesn’t add anything that del.icio.us doesn’t already offer. And I’ll take a good comment thread over another post-only view any day. Blogging is about conversations. Don’t believe me? Check out the 20 comments in the “Science, Religion, and Goodness” post, or the 20 more in the “Leaving Teaching to Become a Teacher” post – that’s where the meat is.)