feedreader overload

Overgrown gardens can block access. How nice that this image is FREE to download and use! (c) Jean Thornhill. Click for source.
Overgrown gardens can block access. How nice that this image is FREE to download and use! (c) Jean Thornhill. Click for source.

Over the years I have been adding feeds to my feedreader willy-nilly. As a result it’s a wild overgrown garden. I can’t keep up with the info that feeds into my system. As with any other time I become overwhelmed, I’ve shut down and haven’t been keeping up with the blogs I used to read at all. So I am starting anew.

I’ve added a really simple feedreader to my system called Eat Feed. It sits in my system tray and turns blue when I have new feeds to check out. I click on it and reed what’s new.

Nope. Doesn’t have a gajillion options, can’t share, can’t favourite, can’t clickity-click-click to tweet, share on facebook, diig, plurk, whatever. Nice and simple. If I want to share something I’ll manually tweet or blog about it, which may make me think about whether it is really worth the sharing or not.

The first 3 feeds I’ve added are the blogs I’ve commented on for the One Comment A Day Project so far:

Keeping Kids First by Kelly Hines
Daily Teaching Tips by Laura McInerney
Steven’s PLN by Steven Roberge

All three are great writers I’d like to learn from and I’m going to be adding to that list very slowly. I’m thinking lately I’d rather read few blogs in-depth than a myriad on the surface. For now.

2 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I like your idea, Tracy. I’m about hit “mark all as read” in my reader as I can’t even remember the last time I was there. I did some “weeding” a while back…but it may be time to “till the whole thing under” and “plant” anew. On a side note, I met with my dissertation adviser today, and I really need to curb my online time to meet my goal of being “Dr. Clinton” by May 2010!
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