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17 Apr, 2007

RSS bloat

Posted by: Dave In: Productivity |Web

It’s dawned on me that I can’t possibly keep up with all the RSS feeds in my Google Reader. I subscribe to 192 feeds. The refresh rate on them varies from multiple times a day (Lifehacker=16 posts per day) to maybe once a month. My account looks like someone shoved a grenade into a watermelon and stepped back.

I hope to have my list trimmed down to a manageable 100 and divided into some categories that make sense. Here is my proposed category list:

Apple, Entertainment, Colorado, Design, Development, Photography, Productivity, Podcasts, Interesting People, Gadgetry, Humor, Industry News

That about covers it.


PS – I got the following message from my google reader today: From your  192 subscriptions, over the last 30 days you read 3,991 items, starred 0 items, and shared 0 items. 

3 Responses to "RSS bloat"

1 | Scott

April 18th, 2007 at 8:51 pm


Check out the movie “Serenity” sometime. You’re becoming Mr. Universe!

2 | Dave

April 18th, 2007 at 9:12 pm


Chicks dig Mr. Universe.

3 | RSS bloat: part 2 : .: Above The Aether :.

September 9th, 2007 at 9:31 pm


[…] wrote previously about my rss bloat of 192 subscriptions in google reader. I made the first pass at reducing that number today and came up with 132 […]


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