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How do you keep up with all of the reading?

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11:04 am
December 3, 2010


Invest It Wisely

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posts 2019

I have most of you guys in my RSS Reader along with other blogs I follow, and in just one week of not looking at the reader (due to exams/etc…) I'm up to 1000+ unread items…

 

How do you guys keep up with everyone else? During the week I've been following people who have commented on my blog and sometimes I follow through to other blogs through that, but I have just not had the time to go through the reader. 1000+ unread item in a week… How are you guys doing it? :)

11:27 am
December 3, 2010


Jason@LiveRealNow

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posts 727

Simple.  I read 300+ posts and articles per day.  Smile

My Google Reader stats:

From your 195 subscriptions, over the last 30 days you read
9,216 items, clicked 75 items, starred 4 items, shared 288 items, and emailed 1
items.
Since June 4, 2009 you have read a total of 177,726 items

Of the 195 subscriptions, 2 of them are aggregated feeds(using Yahoo pipes) containing about 100 actual news feed, filtered for keywords.

11:29 am
December 3, 2010


Khaleef @ KNS Financial

Fat Guy, Skinny Wallet

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posts 3149

I"m not! I probably have over 3,000 unread posts in my RSS Reader. Since it stop displaying a count after 1,000 I'm not sure. What I do is scan the reader to see what site has at least 10 unread posts, then I read the ones that interest me from that site. That's why you'll notice that I won't comment on your site for a few weeks and then show up with 4 or 5 at once. 

I'm hoping to learn some better techniques as well. 

Khaleef "Fat Guy" Crumbley

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11:42 am
December 3, 2010


Budgeting in the Fun Stuff

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I don't keep up.  I only subscribe to help everybody's stats – I actually read a core of 15-20 blogs every week, stop in at my commenters' sites, and check out any others that come across my radar through friends like the Yakezie.  I pretty much ignore my subscriptions, sorry everybody.  There just isn't enough time in a day.

Crystal

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11:48 am
December 3, 2010


Jason@LiveRealNow

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Budgeting in the Fun Stuff said:

I don't keep up.  I only subscribe to help everybody's stats – I actually read a core of 15-20 blogs every week, stop in at my commenters' sites, and check out any others that come across my radar through friends like the Yakezie.  I pretty much ignore my subscriptions, sorry everybody.  There just isn't enough time in a day.


Slacker.

11:52 am
December 3, 2010


Budgeting in the Fun Stuff

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Jason@LiveRealNow said:

Budgeting in the Fun Stuff said:

I don't keep up.  I only subscribe to help everybody's stats – I actually read a core of 15-20 blogs every week, stop in at my commenters' sites, and check out any others that come across my radar through friends like the Yakezie.  I pretty much ignore my subscriptions, sorry everybody.  There just isn't enough time in a day.


Slacker.


Shush or I'll kick you out of my core group of favorites.  ;-)

Crystal

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12:04 pm
December 3, 2010


Pat @ DNW

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posts 8

I make sure to keep up with those that are on my radar every few days. I personally like to check out the blog, read the past few posts, and then share a thought if I have one.

I also must admit that I'm a sucker for catchy titles.

12:28 pm
December 3, 2010


Aloysa

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posts 910

It is really hard! I always go to my commenters' sites, I check out a few new sites a week, and my RSS feed goes untouched for weeks. I always was struggling with reading because there is not enough time. In fact, my strategy is really close to what Crystal said. You can't write, respond to comments and plan your next post AND read thousands of blogs out there…  and … I need my sleep! LOL

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1:13 pm
December 3, 2010


moneysmarts

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posts 240

I have like 10k plus unread items in my reader.  To be completely honest i mostly follow people via twitter.  I follow them there and when they post links to their site, i go read, comment, etc.

2:44 pm
December 3, 2010


everydaytips

Detroit Area

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posts 455

I don't look at my reader.  I just hop all over the place, reading and commenting along the way.  I always visit a blog that commented on my site, that is a given.  Other than that, I don't have a set formula.  If I kept up with everything in my Reader, I would be more insane than I already am.

Kris @ Everyday Tips and Thoughts

 

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4:22 pm
December 3, 2010


Buy Like Buffett

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LOL @ Everyday Tips. There is no way to read all of the blogs in my reader. I basically visit the same sites and randomly look for new ones each week that I haven't read.

 

 

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5:37 pm
December 3, 2010


Sustainable PF

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I've been able to keep up with the 70 or so sites I subscribe to.  I don't actually read all the articles, but I scroll through the new reads and take a look at the title to see if I want to check them out.  By simply scrolling down the reader the items become "read" regardless if I go and read the items.  Some posts just don't pertain to what i'm looking to learn/read so I don't read them.  Some sites post just a few "articles" I like, so I read those and "un-highlight" the rest (e.g. really useful to most, but not so much to me, dividend stock analysis on US stocks).

 

I signed up on twitter to increase our profile but I must admit I don't read through all of the posts there either.  Perhaps I will start doing it more, but I like the reader a lot more as I get more than just a "title" – the blurbs that follow in the reader really help me to pick and choose what I will spend my time reading.

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2:27 am
December 4, 2010


uhnw

Australia

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Its impossible to read everything. In my former life as an academic I used to have to deal with information overload all the time. I do this by skimming the title and the first part of the post. If its interesting, then I read in more detail. That way I can get through 50 or so posts pretty quickly.

Do I miss stuff – sure I do. But if you tried to read it all your head would explode, and that would make a mess on the keyboard.

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5:59 am
December 4, 2010


Glen Craig

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posts 1087

Like MoneySmarts I have something like infinite unread in my reader.  I try to keep up via twitter and lately I've been trying to follow on FaceBook as well.

6:25 am
December 4, 2010


Kay Lynn Akers

San Diego

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posts 904

I follow the style of uhnw and skim for what looks interesting.  I try to spread commenting around as well.

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4:19 pm
December 4, 2010


Barbara Friedberg

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posts 1302

Good question Kevin. Let me know when you find out the answer. I'm just trying to live with lots of balls in the air and lots of things undone. I constantly try to focus on the most important task at each specific moment-but I'm not too good at that either! I'm glad I'm not the only one perpetually overwhelmed. (And let's not get into businessweek, wsj, newsweek, elle decore etc.)

4:53 am
December 5, 2010


Forest Parks

Cairo, Egypt

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posts 1337

I completely lost track of reading recently and am thinking of deleting all blogs and starting fresh again. Twitter is excellent when my reading is going smoothly and helps me keep my commenting across the board.

 

I promise everyone I am trying to get back on top of it all.

Vist me at Frugal Zeitgeist…. Frugal and Sustainable Living for the now…

5:41 am
December 5, 2010


moneycone

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posts 617

RSS is a boon!  Though I was aware of RSS, never really put that to use.  But now that I'm a convert, I can see how useful this can be.  I use Twitter mainly to discover new blogs… haven't really used it as much.

11:39 am
December 6, 2010


MyJourneytoMillions

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posts 1012

I love checking out my RSS reader.  I skim titles and posts.  I don't need to read how to save 45 cents on lighting so it takes less than 5 seconds to mark "read" and go on to the next post.

 

I also check out Yakezie Lists like the one found on Crystal's site and I will VISIT each site (with the alexa toolbar) and comment when I feel the need because that is where this group started.

12:24 pm
December 6, 2010


Budgeting in the Fun Stuff

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posts 3048

MyJourneytoMillions said:

I love checking out my RSS reader.  I skim titles and posts.  I don't need to read how to save 45 cents on lighting so it takes less than 5 seconds to mark "read" and go on to the next post.

 

I also check out Yakezie Lists like the one found on Crystal's site and I will VISIT each site (with the alexa toolbar) and comment when I feel the need because that is where this group started.


I didn't know anybody was looking at my list, so I replaced it last week with a better description of the group and a link to the Yakezie list here.  I can bring it back though if it was helpful.  I use the same one as Deliver Away Debt.  :-)

Crystal

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