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So many great ideas, so little time…
November 30th, 2008

This evening I checked through my feedreader, I use NetNewsWire. As I scan through the blog posts and the various news feeds I select those items that I would like to explore further. I prefer to read the full post in a browser. Clicking on the feed title opens each post in a browser with a new tab. I then quit NetNewsWire and begin reading the relevant posts in Firefox or Safari for example.

Tonight I earmarked about 50 items. There is a variety of content. Book reviews, inspiration, video, links, resources, technical tips, sites I feel that may benefit my colleagues and so on.

Fifty great ideas. Tap twice to begin, tap once to stop.

I will read through a number of the items this evening, comment here and there, and continue with the rest during the week. I may even add a few to Diigo (and Delicious by default).

At other times I may note 60, 70, 80 or more posts or items to read. It is overwhelming at times. There is so much great stuff out there. So many great ideas, so little time…

5 Responses to “So many great ideas, so little time…”

  1. Sue Waters Says:

    I totally agree so many good resources with so little time. Glad you like the concept of the online graphs.

    Just to let you know I’ve just created a new wiki and it is linking several of it’s pages to your blog resources. Hope that was okay. I will be writing a post on Thursday and letting everyone know where it is then – as it is for a presentation for that day.

  2. John Larkin Says:

    Thanks for the comment Sue. The most useful pages would most probably be the aggregated collection of downloads here and the categorised links at this
    . All the best for the workshop! Give us a shout! Cheers, John.

  3. Paul C Says:

    I wonder if edubloggers are unique as a group to find these Internet resources so rich, or do other professionals suddenly see the world opening up in such dynamic ways as well?

  4. Ken Allan Says:

    Kia ora John

    Sounds like a bad case of infowhelm – but I suspect that there may also be some technowhelm there too.

    Catchya later
    from Middle-earth

  5. John Larkin Says:

    Thanks Paul and Ken. Much appreciated!

    Paul, I think other professionals are tapping into this world… marketers, designers, hobbyists and others. We edubloggers are not all that unique. And Ken, yes, once again it is time to rationalise the blogs. At least shift some to a category which does not require frequent reading. Cheers, John.