Last night, about 5.00PM, I opened up Google Reader and there were exactly 400 unread items. It had only been a couple of days since I had cleared Google Reader. I marked some folders as ‘read’ and then scanned through the remaining items and earmarked 46 of the posts for later reading. So 46 posts out of 400 caught my eye. About 10%. Time to rethink the number of blog subscriptions I read.
This morning I opened up Google Reader and deleted about 100 blog subscriptions. I had subscribed to about 240 blogs and various other feeds. I deleted some blogs that seemingly mirrored others and those which had not been updated for several months. Some were easy to delete as I had simply subscribed to them during workshops. I had been wanting to perform this digital surgery for some time
I am going to peruse some of the top 50 P-12 blogs listed by Scott McLeod that I have not subscribed to at this point in time. Shall add them if I feel they serve my needs. I will probably then sift through Google Reader once more.
It was definitely time to rationalise the number of blogs that I read. It was simply taking up too much of my time. Time that should be spent with my wife, listening to music, playing with the cat and performing tasks such as lesson preparation. Important things.