Google reader “shared items” plugin for wordpress

I find google reader a useful way to aggregate information from many blogs. Particularly convenient is to be able to read these on my iPhone and then mark them as shared. That way I can build up a list of information I am interested in.

This is then conveniently exposed as an RSS feed by google. You can see my shared items at http://www.google.co.uk/reader/shared/jim.barritt for example.

I used to have a sidebar on this site which had a snippet directly from google reader, but it was determined to have its own style. I wanted a wordpress plugin that would do it for me and found “Recommended Reading Google Reader” by C. Murray Consulting

Its the nice “READING” section on my sidebar. Thanks guys! You just saved me from writing my own!

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Feeds from my blog

Have been waiting for the launch of our new exciting blogs on the guardian site, e.g. Science Blog and in the meantime working on this, my blog. I want to be able to feed some of my posts to the thoughtworks blogspace, blogs.thoughtworks.com and have discovered that wordpress ROCKS at this. you simply put the category name and /feeds at the end, e.g. : feed://jimbarritt.com/non-random/category/agile/feed sweet as!

So I will create a new category called thoughtblog and then just assign this to each post i want to include!

nice.

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