Last month I was looking for a tool to automatically announce posts on www.ardentdev.com and www.2signals.com at my weblogs.asp.net blog. After a modest amount of searching I gave up on finding a tool that did exactly what I wanted. Tonight I just threw together something simple. It uses the .Text Simple Blog Service and the RSS.NET Class Library (with a few minor tweaks). I point the tool at an RSS feed and select the posts I want to announce. There is a little preview of the announcement HTML and an easy-to-acquire Announce button. It’s pretty simple at this point (a mere 80 lines of VB code including whitespace).
I’ll gladly share the code if anyone cares.