Not Reading Google Reader–And Loving It!
When I went to California earlier this month, I didn’t have a lot of time to do my ritual of reading RSS feeds with Google Reader. It happens when I travel, particularly when I’ve only got a couple of days to get a bunch of stuff done.
Then I came back. You know what? I haven’t opened Google Reader since. That stack of stuff that’s sitting there to read will still be there. I will eventually “Mark All Read” the stuff in there, but not anytime soon.
That isn’t to say I haven’t been reading things on the Internet. The few things I’ve read have come across one of the various social networks I am on, or have come from people responding to my blog posts. In a few cases, I’ve actually just went and visited the site. What a novel concept!
In terms of getting my blogging done, I get enough things thrown at me in email and through the social networking sites that I have no shortage of things to potentially talk about. In fact, it’s given me the cycles to get my inbox close to zero.
If I go back to Google Reader–and I’m still debating whether or not I will or not–I will start over and unsubscribe all the RSS feeds. At first, I will just subscribe to the blogs I write for. I will only add blogs back to the RSS reader if I run across a good story from my social networking sites. Going for quality over quantity.