Did you know that every time you write a blog post, it’s also archived on a ‘Community Posts‘ site? If the privacy settings for your blog allow it to be searched by Google and other search engines (look under the Settings-Privacy menu), your writing is automatically collected on the Community posts site so that people can more easily find your work.
You can browse by tag, category and date as well as search across every post. In addition, each search, tag, combination of tags and each category has an RSS feed which you can subscribe to and get updates whenever there’s a new posts relating to your chosen topic.
For example, if you click on the ‘RefWorks‘ tag, you’ll be shown all posts tagged with ‘RefWorks’. To find the news feed for these posts, just add /feed/ to the location bar (i.e. http://tags.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/tag/refworks/feed/). Likewise, if you search for ‘blackboard‘ you’ll see every post that includes the word ‘blackboard’, so the news feed for posts about Blackboard is http://tags.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/tag/blackboard/feed/
You can use the Community Posts site to browse, search and subscribe to topics that interest you. To learn more about how to use WordPress RSS feeds, read Joss’ post, Addicted to Feeds.
p.s. Don’t forget that you can browse and search the titles of university blogs, too.