The subject of the blogHarrisburg RSS feed (blogharrisburg.com/feed) came up in Twitter today. I don’t think anybody was really complaining, but since it came up, I wanted to take a second and explain why it works the way it does. Because really, Twitter doesn’t really do long discussions.
As you read this, I’m going through every single post on blogHarrisburg (all 1900 of them) and fine-tuning the hell out of them. There aren’t any WordPress plugins that can do what I need done; categories are being reset, tags are being added, and inline images are (hopefully, fingers crossed) being correctly placed. There’s just too much fuzzy data there to be automated, so this is turning into a very, very, very long labor of love. With a little luck and a boatload of time, the site — including its shiny new template — will be polished up in time for this Thursday’s meetup.
This Thursday, 05/22/08, a handful of us local bloggers & Twitterers (is that the right word for Twitter users?) are getting together at Appalachian Brewing Company on Cameron Street for food, suds, and general camaraderie. We’ll be upstairs at the Abbey Bar, which means plenty of free WiFi and smoke-free air. The meetup is open to anyone from Central PA who partakes in any form of new media — blogs, podcasts, and what have you — along with all of our new-found local friends on Twitter. Things will get started at 6pm, and we’ll probably wrap up around 9.