I launched a new website, Dividend Hunting a few months ago with the goal of aggregating RSS and Twitter feeds of all the bloggers I have on my blogroll. My vision of the site was much more impressive than the site itself. Given my limited coding skills, creating a portal built on feeds is out of my skill set.
Earlier this week I caught a Twitter post from my friend Dividend Hawk, where he introduced his new site, Dividend Hawk Daily. DH’s new site had some of the features I wanted to build into my new site.
Both of our sites are powered by Paper.li, which is a service that finds, publishes, and shares relevant content on a daily basis. What’s cool about this service is that each site is different. This is because each page owner determines the feeds; RSS, Twitter, Facebook, etc. feeds they want to present on their website. My new site features new posts from 25 bloggers I follow, updated at a least twice a day. It’s a great place to see what’s new in the DGI space and explore. The site only shows headlines and intro text, so no traffic is stolen, every post redirects to its original site.
Paper.io offers two versions, free and paid. The free version is surprisingly robust. I choose paid for $99 a year. Paid allows for vanity URLs, More RSS feeds, customized CSS, and the use of your own ad network.
Over the next few months I will test out my CSS skills and hopefully make Dividend Hunting a site worthy of your blogrolls. Right now there are kinks to be worked out. I have not figured out how to add RSS feeds to specific categories, so currently posts are auto categorized. This puts some stories under the wrong headers. Also, I cannot get the paper to pull from all of my sources. It’s a work in progress.
If you have any questions or would like your posts featured on the site please email me or comment.