Behold! Our OPML File!

Hello everyone!

I just finished the OPML for all the blog URLs. I am excited to add it to my Feedly and dive into your blogs this semester.



All the course activity and posts can seem like a raging waterfall but utilizing a feed reader will help you!

SO – here’s how it works…. I would strongly suggest using a feed reader (like Feedly) for our course and for the future. You can easily import the class OPML into your reader and have access to all the student blogs and our main course blog in a “collection.” Then, you may want to find other blogs to follow as you grow your own professional and personal set of feeds. I read all kinds of entertainment, tech, and lifestyle blogs/sites in my feeds. Using feeds is a very useful skill for future information professionals.

Download the OPML here.

We have a full and rich roster of folks. We used first names in the feed titles because it helps me get to know you all.  Note: I hope we didn’t make any mistakes!!

I would suggest downloading it to your desktop (via whatever method of mouse clicks you use on your computing platform) and then importing the file into reader of your choice. Make sure the file extension is .opml  I suggest Feedly and use it in the steps below.

So here’s the challenge to some fearless #hyperlib student – please add the OPML to your reader and report back here in a comment!

For some background, view this video:

Second, follow these steps if you are using Feedly:

  1. Set up an account with Feedly
  2. Read over this helpful page:
  3. Click on your user profile pic and select Organize Sources
  4. In the Organize Sources window locate the import OPML button
  5. Click on Import OPML and locate the file you saved above or drag and drop the file if your browser supports that functionality.
  6. Follow the directions on the import screen: Choose file and Import
  7. You are ready to go!

Other sites will import differently but the OPML is a standard file type.

Here’s a screenshot:

Image: Snoqualmie Falls, Washington in the 70s

22 thoughts on “Behold! Our OPML File!

  1. Jessica

    I was confused about what Feedly was initially, but the instructions to download and upload the OPML file was so easy, and I’m glad I now have this bookmarked to check out all the activity for this class.

  2. Selina Valladolid

    This is rad! I’m honestly surprised how easy this was to set up with Feedly.

    I really like how we have the option of marking multiple articles as “read” at the bottom. Question: If articles get removed from our feed after being read, is the “see all articles” button the only way to find them again if we don’t save them?

  3. Amy Y

    That was surprisingly easy! Thanks for the instructions. I’ve tried to use RSS feeds several times over the years, but I could never get the hang of them and would always drop them again soon. I’m hoping this will help me get the hang of Feedly and get into the habit of following feeds.

  4. Sandra Solache

    Thank you for sharing, Feedly. Feedly is easy to use. The best part is that it has one platform to follow everyone in the class without scrambling to find the latest updates. Your instructions were easy to follow and install.

  5. Rachael K.

    This was wonderfully easy to set up (and very satisfying to watch all the blogs load in)! This resource will definitely be a useful way to keep up with new posts and activity over the course of the semester. I hadn’t heard of Feedly before and it’s a tool I can see myself using beyond this class–I think it will be something really fun to explore and customize!
    – Rachael

  6. Rachel

    Out of curiosity, is it difficult to set up the OPML, or is it literally just the code that we downloaded? This was my first time even hearing about this kind of thing but loved how seamless it was.

  7. Michael Stephens Post author

    @sandsol @raekay @dtaylor101 @sydneyclark. Thanks for your thoughts on the feeds! And thanks for diving in!

    @rachelfleming. I have programmed an OPML file before in text wrangler but for the last few semesters I have used a separate Feedly account that I’d start fresh every semester and add in all of my classes and then I can export easily. It also allows me to organize it by adding first names to the blog titles because that helps me so much.

  8. Denise

    Hey, I did it! Was trying to wrap my head around it, but it made absolute sense once I got it going. How long does it take for new posts to show up in feedly? I posted my first reflection, but I don’t see it in there yet.

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