I’m trying to get past my compulsion to make sure my Google Reader is cleaned out every day. I have a lot of blogs that I like to check in, but there just isn’t enough time every day to read them all! Before, I’d often just skip posts or mark them as read, just to get that unread number down to zero.
So now, I’ve created a “Read Daily” folder of the blogs that I want to make sure I read every day. The rest I read when I have time, or when they are particularly relevant:
Like my email, I have folders that I want to clear out weekly and monthly. My plan is to go through these on Friday afternoons or the weekend — times when things are winding down or when I can settle on the couch with a movie and my laptop.
I’m also experimenting with Feedly. It syncs with Google Reader, but displays all my feeds in a magazine-style layout. I like the cleaner look so far!
Do you use a feed reader for the blogs you read? And if so, how do you organize it?
More great tips on organizing your blog reading:
Renaming your feeds in Google Reader, Then Heather Said
Filtering and prioritizing your feeds, Lifehacker
Comment on blogs through Google Reader, Katy Widrick
A guide to using Google Reader (how to set up folders, etc), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill