Business - Written by Brendan Peat on Thursday, January 31, 2008 18:13 - 1 Comment
8 tips that will help you manage your RSS feeds
As I was sifting through all of the RSS feeds that had accumulated over the holiday season and I came across an interesting post by Bob Warfield, which conveniently was titled New Year’s Resolution: Keeping Head Above Water With RSS Feeds. The post gives readers 8 tips to help them manage what can at times seem like an overwhelming amount of information.
The reality is that for both new and veteran users alike it is easy to become overwhelmed by the amount of information that flows into your RSS reader. The great advantage of RSS is supposed to be that unlike email, users can control what information is delivered to them by selecting feeds. So really you can only blame yourself for becoming buried in 1,000s of blog posts, but it’s a trap that many of us fall into.
I have highlighted his 8 points below, but you should definitely read the post as he goes into more detail.
- Develop a Triage Mentality
- Scan First for Low Hanging Fruit
- Relegate Whole Categories to Low Hanging Fruit
- Create a Few Tags for Your Major Interests
- Zap The Oldies
- Learn to Quickly Triage the Biggest Posters
- Dump Your Least Favorite Bloggers - note: this rule does not apply to the Wikinomics Blog
- Put a Time Limit on Your Blog Reading
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