slim pickings in my blog world

I have a confession to make. It’s about my blog consumption, blog reading habits.

About 3 years ago, I used to skim through about 1,000 blogs using the web-based Bloglines reader. I trimmed that down to about 300 select blogs last year. And now, I’m working my way down to about 100 blogs or less.

I can no longer keep up with all the text, audios, and videos strewn everywhere in cyberspace. I think information and knowledge is growing much faster than doubling every 10 years; it’s growing more along the lines of an escalating exponential curve.

Maybe it’s just my aging. Last time (about a year ago) I saw an eye doctor, and he said I’m right there on the edge of needing bifocals. After this summer, I’m noticing a little difficulty focusing while reading. No fun. Psychosomatic symptom? Self-fulfilling prophecy?

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  1. Yeah it helps us though, as it forces us to consider why we’re out here doing this anyway… and prioritize our info strategy accordingly. [I’ve finally written-out my info strategy; it’s more difficult (and important) than you might think.]. Keep up the good work, DJ.

  2. Josh Deng says:

    I’d say I’m there with ya; I’m probably up to around 100 blogs on my list, and I liberally skip those that don’t catch my eye at first. What’s the next generation gonna be reading??

  3. Bumble says:

    I beat you on this. I am wearing bifocal…

  4. Rudy says:

    That’s why I use blog aggregators like http://www.blogs4god.com/