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Hello!

So I have too many sailing blog bookmarks. It's starting to get a little overwhelming. I often remember a blog post that interested me and I want to check in to see any updates...but once I looked at my list of bookmarks I forget which freakin blog it was on.

My thought was to build an aggregator. It would be a single page website that would list popular sailing blogs and provide a link to a few of their most recent (or most popular) posts.

I built a news agg for a client once and it worked like a charm and ended up being my number one stop for each days happenings.

Since a ton of SN'ers have sailing blogs, I thought I would ask.. Is it something you guys might use? And would it be something you would like your own blog listed on?

My complete refit is taking completely too long!
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Nice idea - I'm in! My blog is at: Life Afloat - it's been in hiatus for the winter, because, well, I wasn't sailing, but will pick up again soon.


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Sign me up- I know what you mean about getting lost in the bookmarks.

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Cool. I'll start working on it. Just have to come up with a good domain name.. That's always the hardest part.

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Me too, blog link below. If you need help I can assist in making a client side app that will pull in your aggregated feed maybe? I've made an aggregator a while back, was a pain..

Great idea though, I would definitely use it.

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Sign me up - The Frugal Mariner: Home Page

And check out the link page - you may want to use some of them:
The Frugal Mariner: Advice for the cash-starved boater -- Links to Websites

Our blog: Cruising on Kanau (Though it's in an inactive stage until we start cruising again this summer - new grandson - our first, slowed us down.)

There's a few good links on our Frugal-mariner "Free Stuff" Page:
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Let me know when you get up and running and I'll link to you.

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It's a great idea, and has been done before.

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