Monday, March 29, 2010
We were both shocked. He couldn't figure out how I kept track of so many sources, and I couldn't figure out how he didn't have more sources to pull from.
In the end, I explained that I don't read everything that I subscribe to, but he had to admit that he had to artificially limit his number to 3 in order to keep his sources managable. The difference between us was that I had a filter and he didn't.
The filter I use is Google Reader.
I shared with him how Google Reader helps me to manage my time with so many blogs. Rather than having to go to each blog to read the information, Google Reader allows me to subscribe via RSS feed and then all my blogs come to me in one place.
I always told myself that I would keep my number of blog subscriptions to a minimum, but it turns out that there are so many different sources of information that I want to be privy to that I need Google Reader to help streamline all my sources.
I have the Mobile RSS app on my iPhone too, and it rocks. I keep informed without wasting much of my time actually navigating to and from sources.
Needless to say, he now uses Google Reader and subscribes to more than 3 blogs.