Back when I first started this blog, the first one to link to me was Michael Turton. Every week he did a round-up off all the Taiwan blogs and somehow managed to dig up all the new and obscure blogs like mine. Truth be told, I’ve found most of the Taiwan blogs that I’ve really enjoyed through Michael’s blog round-ups. Unfortunately, like all good things, it had to come to an end. Doing a round-up of everybody’s blogging is a time-consuming task, and one that nobody could be expected to continue. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s thankful for all the round-ups he did have time for.
Since the discontinuation of the Taiwan Blog Round-up, I’ve been thinking of possible solutions. For a while, I entertained the idea of trying to get some friends together to do a “roving round-up”, in which we could take turns reading and blogging about the highlights of the local blogosphere each week. In the end, though, it was just too daunting. Instead, I’ve made a set up a news aggregator, which parses in each blog’s RSS (and to a less perfect degree, atom) feeds and publishes excerpts and links in the style of Google News. I’m still in the process of adding blogs to the Taiwan Blog Feed, and categorizing them. Once it’s completely up and running, this should help readers keep up with what’s going on in the English-speaking blogging community and hopefully drive a bit more traffic to some of the less well-known blogs, too.
If you want to see a blog added, send me your RSS link. Please restrict submissions to blogs primarily about Taiwan. If you publish RSS feeds for your blog but prefer not to have them parsed by this news aggregator, then email me and I’ll remove your blog.