Clagnut posts have been getting longer and less frequent of late, which means a bunch of sites are going noticed but unreported. So I figured it was time to emulate the trend of a rolling list of noteworthy links. I took my lead from Simon Willison’s blogmarks, reverse engineering his solution and even stealing the name (which Simon himself borrowed from elsewhere).
Like Simon I use a bookmarklet to capture blogmark URL, blogmark title, via URL (based on referrer) and a server-side script to pull out the
title of the referrer. I also categorise the blogmarks using the same scheme as my blog posts – hopefully this will help find forgotten blogmarks in the future. Since people are asking, this is the bookmarklet:
It pops up a window into my homebrewed CMS and passes through the current page URL, title and referrer URL – you should be able to hook these into your own blogging software easily enough.
I then use this PHP script to find the title of the referrer:
Hope that’s of some use.