Sphere Blog

June 3, 2007

FeedFlare in the ‘Sphere – Emptying my In-box!

Filed under: Feedburner,Sphere Contextual Widget — sphere @ 7:38 am

feedflare.pngWe’re all BOOYAH (that’s FeedBurner speak) over here about enabling a broader set of bloggers to add Sphere Related Content to their blogs via our FeedBurner FeedFlare. Since we launched our Sphere Related Content Plug-in at Web 2.0, we’ve had thousands of requests from a broad range of bloggers. Early on, we built, tested and launched a plug-in for WordPress.org bloggers – adoption has been really impressive, nearly 5,000 since making it available in early March. During that time, lots and lots of requests piled up in my Oddpost (technically Yahoo Mail but it’ll always be Oddpost) in-box which went from flattering to panic in a hurry as the number went up and up, faster and faster. Making the plug-in available for other platforms proved to be a bit more challenging as many of those platforms, such as Blogger or TypePad, require us to be integrated into the platform templates. Feedburner presented us with a great opportunity to offer the service through a FeedFlare, so we jumped on it.

As with WordPress.org, we spent several weeks testing it before making it generally available. Now it’s live and we’re already seeing a number of bloggers adopt the FeedFlare. Several bloggers have written us (some even say really nice things!) to let us know they’re up and running – we love hearing from users :). Here are just a few of the many new Sphere Related Content partner sites worth checking out: Comics and Anime, Wiki Music Guide, Whedonverse, DCABloob, Science Fiction Biology, Women in Science, Webtechlog, XBlog, New Verse News, Right Wing Champ and Make Money for Beginners.

Thanks to FeedBurner and all the early adopters of the Sphere Related Content FeedFlare.


  1. So far it’s been working well on my blogs. Thanks for the cool tool!

    Comment by Peggy — June 3, 2007 @ 8:11 am | Reply

  2. well. done. that’s really fantastic! good job buddy…waiting for more..you just put what the people searching for..good luck!


    Comment by www.mstoni.com — June 3, 2007 @ 11:41 am | Reply

  3. I use homeschoolblogger.com for my blog and have been waiting for this plug-in. I tried it, and it works GREAT!!!

    Thanks for making it available to all of us out here in blog-o-SPHERE 🙂


    Comment by Denise — June 4, 2007 @ 3:45 am | Reply

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  5. Hi Folks,

    Sphere related content Rocks!

    A great addition to my blog. Kudos to all involved and thank you.


    Comment by Grizzly — June 4, 2007 @ 5:50 pm | Reply

  6. Like the man said, Sphere rocks. Nothing better than having a ton of free, relevant content for your blogs that your readers want.

    And the Sphere guys are such a pleasure to work and communicate with, when you contact them to implement Sphere related content on your site or if you have any questions.

    An awesome free service from people who make customer service a priority – I heart Sphere!

    Comment by Matt — June 5, 2007 @ 4:16 pm | Reply

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