Here’s the List of Blogs I Read…

Here’s the list of blogs I read.

You can see that list just by clicking on that link, and it will look something like this in your browser:

Detail from my blogroll OPML, with an XSLT transform applied.

But you can also save that file, and load it into your RSS reader of choice, to import my list of RSS feeds into yours.

Last year I wrote about my OPML file, a machine-readable list of all the blogs I subscribe to, prompted by Ton’s musings about the possible return of the “blogroll.”

Since I wrote that post I’ve switched to using FreshRSS as my feedreader, and I had to switch the way that I export my OPML file.

Prompted again by Ton, this time in Show Me Your Feeds… I’ll Show You Mine, I’ve taken things a step further, and added an XSLT stylesheet, adapted from the one described here, and now the OPML file can be read both by machines and by humans, in a browser. This was as simple as adapting the XSLT file for my blogroll (you can see it here) and then adding a reference to the XSLT file in my OPML file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="https://images.ruk.ca/opml/opml.xsl"?>
<opml version="2.0">
  <head>
    <title>Peter Rukavina's Blogroll</title>
    <dateCreated>Sat, 15 Jun 2019 21:07:51</dateCreated>
  </head>

You can do this too!