I discovered Kinja today. It’s been around a while, since early this year, but I’d not seen it before.
What a neat service! In essence, it’s a portal that contains digests of posts from blogs that you’re interested in. Once you’ve opened your free account, you set it up with the URLs of blogs you want to track. It presents posts from those blogs with a brief portion, a digest, of each one.
Read more about how it works on the Kinja site.
If you want to see how a digest looks, try the one I’ve just set up for some of the blogs I like to read:
If you already use Kinja and would like to add my blog to your digest, here’s the link:
I like this digest idea. I’d say it would complement your RSS feeds – those give you headlines and then complete posts (ideally) which you click on a link to go to the blog or site concerned.
Kinja operates in a similar way, but I think it’s easier on the eye to scan topics and digests the way Kinja presents the info.
The only trouble is, it’s yet another thing to take time to do. I have about 100 or so sites in my RSS reader and that’s pretty time consuming (and I never get to them all). So I have major respect for Robert Scoble who wades through nearly 1,000 feeds per day, the content of many of which he publishes in his link blog.
So as it develops, I see my new Kinja digest as being a bit like the Scoble link blog, only on far a more modest scale.