For a while I have wanted this blog to be little more than an aggregator for some of the other thins I am working on. I thought LifeStream would do that and it does … sort of. LifeStream does a pretty good job of catching what is new, particularly from the Social sites (e.g. FaceBook, Twitter, etc.) and linking to it. What it doesn’t do is actually display content in a way where it can be read without leaving this site.
So I have moved LifeStream over to the sidebar using the LifeStream widget and reduced the number of feeds it monitors. In its place, I am now using FeedWordPress which is a plugin that monitors feeds and add the content as posts to this blog. Yes, some of the content is duplicated and I am ok with that. It allows me to have a single place where all of the content is available in one spot.
I prefer to post in content specific sites (e.g. on www.wp-SwimTeam.org) for certain projects so that material is self contained. But at the same time, I want that material to exist in the steam of all of the other things I am doing (this blog). So far it is working as I expected although I did end up with a category explosion when I added a couple feeds. That took a little while to sort out.