A few days ago, I was asked by a colleague to list the school library media-related blogs to which I subscribe. Gulp, it was dozens, all swimming in-between other hobby blogs to which I subscribe. I have to admit, it was a jumbled mess. I had toyed with the idea of sorting them by topic but hadn’t gotten around to it.
- Can’t Miss – the blogs you always want or need to read.
- News - Current events. If you get behind on news reading, it’s OK. There’ll be more news tomorrow. Delete stuff that hasn’t been read for a few days.
- Skip ‘Em - Blogs that might be interesting, but if you didn’t get to them for a few days, it’d be OK to delete the postings and go on
- Not News – This one is a bit unclear to me … the author says it’s a combination of less urgent news and “Skip ‘Em.” I might call this one, “Medium Priority” until I can think of something snazzier.
You could also sort by “High Priority – work” and “High Priority – Home.” I love this idea of prioritizing, not sorting into categories. And, of course, when we prioritize, we might find that some blogs just aren’t worth our time anymore. I’m going to give it a spin. Though I use Bloglines instead of Google Reader (the author’s choice), I can make folders there, too.
Here’s hoping that our blog ends up in your “Can’t Miss” folder!
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With so many blogs to choose from, it’s hard to keep up. What strategies do you use to organize or narrow down the number of blogs to which you subscribe?