Planet Spaghetti Western


(Sebastian) #1

Most of you might have heard of it by now, and sorry for bringing this into the forums at such a late point…

I have had an idea in my head for quite some time about bringing together on the web what’s being written and said about spaghetti westerns, considering

  • bringing together people/fans from different parts of the world and different languages
  • connecting websites, forums, blogs and social networks
  • letting people discover new places they haven’t heard before
  • driving more people to the SWDB
  • generating more viewership for all sorts of websites
  • breathing some life into what’s been our stagnant link-exchange program.

The result of my erstwhile experiments is:

PLANET SPAGHETTI WESTERN (tagline: “The Spaghetti Western blogosphere at your fingertips”)
at http://planet.spaghetti-western.net

What is it?
It is a website that aggregates syndicated blogs and their spaghetti western related content through RSS feeds

Why is it good?
You can subscribe to just the Planet, and get all those cool blog entries from already more than 8 different globs via one single RSS subscription, plus our semi-regular digest of cool links on the web.

What’s the point?
We do the work for you. We scour the web, vet and include read-worthy blogs and put them into one resource, for easy access for you. Blog authors who want their blog syndicated can contact us and we take a hard look. The cool thing is, now people read all sorts of blogs at the same time, read blogs they’d otherwise not have noticed, and thus everyone is happy. More readers for unknown blogs, more content for blog readers like you.

Do we copy their content?
No. Our aggregator catches the entries from syndicated blogs, strips them of all HTML code and only displays the first 100 words, so it is a teaser only. Clicking on the link will get you directly to the original blog post at the author’s website.

What’s the relationship between the SWDB and “The Planet”?
The Planet is a side project / experiment by the SWDB. We plan not to render our SWDB main page updates blog useless, but merely complement it. We will publish semi-regular “Digests” on the Planet that may also include links to cool content on the SWDB, and we may announce special features that we have running on the SWDB on the Planet, to promote them to a wider audience.

Does the Planet have it’s own Facebook page?
No. It does have it’s own Twitter feed, so that’s an alternative to the RSS feeed (@PlanetSpaghetti)

I found a blog that you don’t have syndicated, should I tell you about it?
Yes! Please! Also tell the blog author that we exist!

Can I write directly for the Planet (on the planet, not syndicated)?
If you convince us, for sure. But feel free to start blogging away somewhere else, and if we like your content, we can syndicate you, and you can also write other things on your blog, because RSS allows us to only syndicate content that you have categorized or tagged as spaghetti western for example.

PLEASE POST YOUR FEEDBACK!


(John Welles) #2

I’ve just had a look at it: I must say Sebastian, you have done excellent work here, getting all the Spaghetti Western blogs in one place. I will certainly regularly check it. Great work!


(El Topo) #3

I saw it too very nice job, this is the reference relating to SW that for sure


(Sebastian) #4

thanks, I hope it gains readers. Need to find a good way to track hits and visits. And we need to get more blogs on board for sure. Also still need to fix a bunch of technical problems with it and tie it in better with the SWDB


(p.pereira) #5

Proud to be part of it!


(Silence) #6

As you should!


(Sebastian) #7

about to add another blog to the Planet, in french… please post cool blogs and other links you find on the web


(Sebastian) #8

added leaule.com to our planet

http://leaule.com/feed/?tag=eurowestern

enjoy reading


(p.pereira) #9

[quote=“Sebastian, post:8, topic:2317”]added leaule.com to our planet

http://leaule.com/feed/?tag=eurowestern

enjoy reading[/quote]

Nice. I really need to practice my French.


(p.pereira) #10

I’d like to recommend this new one:

http://bangbangitaliana.blogspot.com/


(Tom B.) #11

I agree with p.pereira. This is an excellent blog and in-line with the Spaghett western blogs already part of the package. Please add it.


(Sebastian) #12

[quote=“p.pereira, post:10, topic:2317”]I’d like to recommend this new one:

http://bangbangitaliana.blogspot.com/[/quote]

cant find his contact info…


(p.pereira) #13

Try this email: de.sanches@hotmail.com


(Sebastian) #14

muito bem, I wrote him, let’s see. looks like a cool blog, and there’s nudity! :smiley:


(p.pereira) #15

Extra points for that!


(Sebastian) #16

bang bang a italiano na brazil is now syndicated.

and I’ll probably post a new “digest” this weekend. if you guys have any more cool links on the web let me know. reviews, articles, blog posts, etc


(p.pereira) #17

Well, been reading some spaghetti reviews in non dedicated blogs. There’s a fresh review of “Una pistola per cento bare” in this Brazilian blog (former writer of “Dollari rosso”): http://bmovieblues.blogspot.com/2010/05/una-pistola-per-cento-bare-1968.html

Also, other Brazilian guy, called Demofilo Fidani (whoooo!), is writing some interesting stuff here: http://olhargratuito.wordpress.com/


(Sebastian) #18

great! this guy actually has it tagged, so we could syndicate him: http://olhargratuito.wordpress.com/tag/western-spaghetti/

can you send him an email in portuguese explaining the Planet and ask if he wants to be part of it?

the other guy would have to tag his spaghetti posts so we could syndicate them


(Bad Lieutenant) #19

I’ve written over a hundred spaghetti western reviews over at filmrecensies.net, formerly known as filmboob.nl
However it’s not a blog, but a regular website. Can this be added technically? All sorts of movies are reviewed, but of course the western has its own category, which consists 95% of spaghetti westerns:
http://www.filmrecensies.net/main.php?sort=120
I’d like them to be added, if possible :slight_smile:


(p.pereira) #20

[quote=“Sebastian, post:18, topic:2317”]great! this guy actually has it tagged, so we could syndicate him: http://olhargratuito.wordpress.com/tag/western-spaghetti/

can you send him an email in portuguese explaining the Planet and ask if he wants to be part of it?

the other guy would have to tag his spaghetti posts so we could syndicate them[/quote]

Yes, I will contact him.