Oh ... Really?

Marking All Read

Since returning to work about a month ago, I have had to make some drastic changes in how I deal with my spare time. One of the major adjustments is in how and when I use the Internet.

While I was not working, I did keep fairly busy with school work. It seemed like there was always a quiz or assignment to prepare for, tons of reading, or just fretting over getting it all done along with everything else. But I still had time to cruise through my RSS feed reader several times a day and keep up with what was going on with my friends, local happenings and in the world in general. I had time to respond to anything and everything that got my interest, subscribe to new writers and check out all the recommended sites to see.

Now it seems that I am hitting the "Mark All Read" button quite often. Even over the weekend, since we stay quite busy with family and leisure activities, I don't have time to catch up on the feeds. I sometimes wonder what I am missing ... and right at the moment, it's either quite a lot, or nothing worth bothering over. I focus on a few feeds, mostly ones that are local people, and some general news. But the days of comparing what one pundit has to say with another, then contrasting that with yet a third, those are well and over. Entering into the fray of the discussion? Not likely at all. I am lucky to have time be able to comment with any regularity at the blogs of personal friends. A few media outlets have been interesting to post it and debate with others the topics of the day, but even those take quite a lot of time. So, I have pared down my reading list for now, hoping that, as my new schedule gets settled a bit more, I can get back to reading and responding as before.

And now, I must fly ... time to get to work!

Posted by LissaKay on 11/03/08 at 07:59 AM in Blogging
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Sounds like the job has worked out well!

I have not taken the time to read this yet, but in the realm of processing the wealth of information, Mashable brings us Slow Feed Movement: 7 Tools to Filter the RSS Flood

Posted by djuggler on 11/03 at 04:11 PM
 
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The job is going swimmingly, thanks. But it does leave me with a deficit of time for doing a lot of reading. By the time I get dinner, then the clean up, then any other chores that need doing, it's already past my bedtime! I sometimes have about a half hour in the morning, with my first cuppa, to read and sometimes post, but it's still not enough. I can't surf at work (not yet anyways wink) and the cell phone is not the best medium for reading and commenting on blogs. The best I can do it mark things to follow up later, which of course, I never get around to doing!

Even here, I haven't had the time to keep up with comments, but I think one or maybe two of them are trolls. But that's not such a bad thing, cause my cats are hungry!

Posted by LissaKay on 11/03 at 10:13 PM
 
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