To celebrate attaining 6,000 RSS readers (it changes everyday, but we’ve been steadily climbing over the past months), today we’re introducing a new page on LiveSide, the LiveSide Blog Sampler. We read a lot of blogs in order to keep up with the latest Windows Live news, but we know all of you aren’t crazy enough to subscribe to over 600 blogs, and read them everyday. So we thought it would be fun to present a little sampler, along with some links to instructions on some good RSS readers and some helpful links on how to get it all running, and a complete list of our sampler so that you can subscribe, too.
So now you can get a quick glance at the latest Windows Live headlines right from within LiveSide. There’s a link on the sidebar to the right. What’s best about this is how drop dead simple it is to change out feeds. If we find a new feed with the latest news (and yes Shipping 7 is there in our list), of course we will subscribe in NewsGator. Then all we have to do is place a checkbox next to the new feed, and it will instantly show up in the sidebar list on the right and any timely posts will also be there in the headlines. Likewise, if Windows Live Wire posts even less frequently than they do now and we decide it’s just not worth it, then click and they’re gone!
Anyway, it’s been a heck of a lot of fun to get this up and running, and with very little html knowledge required (whew!). Check out our sampler, and let us know what you think. We’d be happy to take requests for any feeds you’d like to see show up, just leave us a note in the comments.
Update: still playing with this a bit, just added a link in the navigation bar (Feeds), and an opml link to the list of feeds, just copy the shortcut and import it into your blog reader.