Friday, March 17, 2006

How does anyone read that much?

I can't seem to keep up on my bloglines. Of course, I keep adding blogs to my roll there. I've got about 29 at last count. More than some, but I'm sure far less than many! I've dropped some blogs that are just too prolific. I'll still visit occasionally, but I just can't look at (36) unread messages in one blog. It's too depressing. It's too much like academic AWOL (I feel so bad... I'll never get through them all... maybe I need to comment on 12 of them!)

Some of you folks just keep posting and posting! I try to read, I really do. But, I've lately found some other distractions, you know, my work! There's a guilty sensation about clicking on the links, but only skimming some of the postings, or worse ... just skipping them entirely. [SIGH] It'll be okay, really.

6 comments:

Prof. Me said...

I agree!

I only have 19 "feeds" on Bloglines, and that's way too many for me. Fortunately, not ever blogger on my list is prolific; I really only read those that are in my sidebar, and there only about six or seven are "must reads" everyday (you included).

ArticulateDad said...

Nice to hear I'm a must read. :) And also, that I'm not alone.

ABD Anonymous said...

I have quite a few feeds, but I never go through the whole list in one go. I read some more regularly than others, but I like to have options. BTW, I figured out why I was having trouble with your blog: I put it into bloglines as phdblueS, which took me to a page that only had one entry from 2004.

Ahistoricality said...

I recently topped a hundred feeds.... the problem is that I feel that I'm giving up on a friend, or at least a working relationship, when I unsubscribe. But my reading is pretty perfunctory sometimes. I do read pretty perfunctorily sometimes: skimming, just like in graduate school....

ArticulateDad said...

Well it sounds like we all skim (if not skip) a bit. It's funny, I never learned to skim while reading until graduate school. Somehow it always seemed like cheating, until I took the attitude that I was reading for relevance to my topic of the moment, rather than out of the pure pleasure of squeezing every last thought out of an author. Life has been much easier since.

coturnix said...

I have 524 feeds in my bloglines. I do not feel guilty any more about not clicking on everything every day, reading every post etc. EurekAlert has 88 posts for me to check and Eschaton has 84, CorrenteWire 49 and Firedoglake 48! I know I will never read all those posts and I have made peace with it.