For my own convenience (and to brush up some mobile design skills), I created a simple app for my iPhone which lets me quickly check the headlines on a variety of Hudson blogs.
I started with Carole Osterink’s Gossips of Rivertown, Trixie Starr’s Gay Hudson, Scott Baldinger’s GoToHudson, Lisa Durfee’s Tainted Lady Lounge, John Farley’s The12534, and my own site. The widget lets you click on an item to go to the blogger’s full site, if you want to read more than the headline and an excerpt.
To give it a test drive, just load this link into your browser on your smartphone...
... and then click on the "+" button on the phone’s web browser to turn it into a Home Screen “app,” or else bookmark the link. It should also work on Android, but I haven’t tried it yet.
The blogs selected are those most focused on Hudson which I check most regularly... I’ve not included commercial sites, political party blogs, and less frequently-updated sites, but the sky’s the limit here, and I’m open to suggested additions (while aiming to keep the clutter down).
Give it a try and let me know if it works, ye mobile-heads. I'm still tweaking things a bit, but it’s ready for beta-testing. Feedback encouraged using the comments link below... If people find this useful, I’ll also make one for Columbia County blogs, Hudson Valley news headlines, and the like. And for now, it’s got some ads from Widgetbox, as I’ve not sprung for a Pro account yet.