Back to reading feeds…

I’ll be honest. I haven’t been reading many feeds for the past couple of months. Got too busy and got caught up reading Memeorandum. So just let the whole feed thing slide a bit. But, I noticed I was missing the little things. The things no one else would link to (or not enough people would link to to get these things on Memeorandum). So, lately I’ve been reading feeds again. But I’m also going through and reducing my feed list. What’s getting removed?

Any feed that doesn’t run full text. Except for the New York Times.
Any feed that hasn’t published anything for the past month.
Any feed that hasn’t written about tech in the past month.
Any feed that just isn’t very interesting.

What kinds of things am I finding? Well, look at this post by Will Richardson which details how school districts are blocking blogs.

You can follow along my feed culling a few places. First of all, NewsGator is what I’m using to synchronize all my feeds. NewsGator keeps an OPML file of my feeds here and NewsGator also produces my blogroll here. So far I’ve gone through all my feeds from A-D. After I get done I’ll start adding new feeds that I find I’m looking at often.

It’ll be a slow process, though. We’re going to Cardiff for some sightseeing today.

44 thoughts on “Back to reading feeds…

  1. So who died and left you king of the Blogosphere?

    Why would I want to run a full feed when it’s tantamount to giving away the cow to a neighbor who came to borrow a cup of cream.

    The idea of RSS is to INCREASE traffic TO my blog, not GIVE AWAY page views.

    Sure, lead the masses of uninformed newbys down the road to giving away all their content, but I’m not falling for it. Full feeds is an advertiser’s dream, and while I happily run ads on my blog I feel as if the line must be drawn.

    Who do I delete from my RSS reader? Blogs that post ads in their feeds, full feed or not.

  2. So who died and left you king of the Blogosphere?

    Why would I want to run a full feed when it’s tantamount to giving away the cow to a neighbor who came to borrow a cup of cream.

    The idea of RSS is to INCREASE traffic TO my blog, not GIVE AWAY page views.

    Sure, lead the masses of uninformed newbys down the road to giving away all their content, but I’m not falling for it. Full feeds is an advertiser’s dream, and while I happily run ads on my blog I feel as if the line must be drawn.

    Who do I delete from my RSS reader? Blogs that post ads in their feeds, full feed or not.

  3. So who died and left you king of the Blogosphere?

    Why would I want to run a full feed when it’s tantamount to giving away the cow to a neighbor who came to borrow a cup of cream.

    The idea of RSS is to INCREASE traffic TO my blog, not GIVE AWAY page views.

    Sure, lead the masses of uninformed newbys down the road to giving away all their content, but I’m not falling for it. Full feeds is an advertiser’s dream, and while I happily run ads on my blog I feel as if the line must be drawn.

    Who do I delete from my RSS reader? Blogs that post ads in their feeds, full feed or not.

  4. So who died and left you king of the Blogosphere?

    Why would I want to run a full feed when it’s tantamount to giving away the cow to a neighbor who came to borrow a cup of cream.

    The idea of RSS is to INCREASE traffic TO my blog, not GIVE AWAY page views.

    Sure, lead the masses of uninformed newbys down the road to giving away all their content, but I’m not falling for it. Full feeds is an advertiser’s dream, and while I happily run ads on my blog I feel as if the line must be drawn.

    Who do I delete from my RSS reader? Blogs that post ads in their feeds, full feed or not.

  5. So who died and left you king of the Blogosphere?

    Why would I want to run a full feed when it’s tantamount to giving away the cow to a neighbor who came to borrow a cup of cream.

    The idea of RSS is to INCREASE traffic TO my blog, not GIVE AWAY page views.

    Sure, lead the masses of uninformed newbys down the road to giving away all their content, but I’m not falling for it. Full feeds is an advertiser’s dream, and while I happily run ads on my blog I feel as if the line must be drawn.

    Who do I delete from my RSS reader? Blogs that post ads in their feeds, full feed or not.

  6. So who died and left you king of the Blogosphere?

    Why would I want to run a full feed when it’s tantamount to giving away the cow to a neighbor who came to borrow a cup of cream.

    The idea of RSS is to INCREASE traffic TO my blog, not GIVE AWAY page views.

    Sure, lead the masses of uninformed newbys down the road to giving away all their content, but I’m not falling for it. Full feeds is an advertiser’s dream, and while I happily run ads on my blog I feel as if the line must be drawn.

    Who do I delete from my RSS reader? Blogs that post ads in their feeds, full feed or not.

  7. So who died and left you king of the Blogosphere?

    Why would I want to run a full feed when it’s tantamount to giving away the cow to a neighbor who came to borrow a cup of cream.

    The idea of RSS is to INCREASE traffic TO my blog, not GIVE AWAY page views.

    Sure, lead the masses of uninformed newbys down the road to giving away all their content, but I’m not falling for it. Full feeds is an advertiser’s dream, and while I happily run ads on my blog I feel as if the line must be drawn.

    Who do I delete from my RSS reader? Blogs that post ads in their feeds, full feed or not.

  8. So who died and left you king of the Blogosphere?

    Why would I want to run a full feed when it’s tantamount to giving away the cow to a neighbor who came to borrow a cup of cream.

    The idea of RSS is to INCREASE traffic TO my blog, not GIVE AWAY page views.

    Sure, lead the masses of uninformed newbys down the road to giving away all their content, but I’m not falling for it. Full feeds is an advertiser’s dream, and while I happily run ads on my blog I feel as if the line must be drawn.

    Who do I delete from my RSS reader? Blogs that post ads in their feeds, full feed or not.

  9. So who died and left you king of the Blogosphere?

    Why would I want to run a full feed when it’s tantamount to giving away the cow to a neighbor who came to borrow a cup of cream.

    The idea of RSS is to INCREASE traffic TO my blog, not GIVE AWAY page views.

    Sure, lead the masses of uninformed newbys down the road to giving away all their content, but I’m not falling for it. Full feeds is an advertiser’s dream, and while I happily run ads on my blog I feel as if the line must be drawn.

    Who do I delete from my RSS reader? Blogs that post ads in their feeds, full feed or not.

  10. So who died and left you king of the Blogosphere?

    Why would I want to run a full feed when it’s tantamount to giving away the cow to a neighbor who came to borrow a cup of cream.

    The idea of RSS is to INCREASE traffic TO my blog, not GIVE AWAY page views.

    Sure, lead the masses of uninformed newbys down the road to giving away all their content, but I’m not falling for it. Full feeds is an advertiser’s dream, and while I happily run ads on my blog I feel as if the line must be drawn.

    Who do I delete from my RSS reader? Blogs that post ads in their feeds, full feed or not.

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  13. Hey Robert. Have you made your OPML file publicly visible ? When I click on the URL of your OPML file, I end up in my own NewsGator account ?
    Have a great time in Cardiff.

  14. Hey Robert. Have you made your OPML file publicly visible ? When I click on the URL of your OPML file, I end up in my own NewsGator account ?
    Have a great time in Cardiff.

  15. Glad to see you back to your feed reading. Memeorandum, digg, etc are cool but are incomplete. They form a large window of what’s going on out there but they don’t see everything important going on.

  16. Glad to see you back to your feed reading. Memeorandum, digg, etc are cool but are incomplete. They form a large window of what’s going on out there but they don’t see everything important going on.

  17. Thanks for the mention, Robert. This is becoming a real issue with some schools beginning to block just about anything that is comprised of user created content (i.e. Flickr) or where there is any potential for interactivity (Blogger, any blogging site, etc.) Districts are in reactionary mode right now. They need to be in a teaching mode. We’re trying to figure out the best response to this right now. Any ideas you or your readers have would be appreciated.

  18. Thanks for the mention, Robert. This is becoming a real issue with some schools beginning to block just about anything that is comprised of user created content (i.e. Flickr) or where there is any potential for interactivity (Blogger, any blogging site, etc.) Districts are in reactionary mode right now. They need to be in a teaching mode. We’re trying to figure out the best response to this right now. Any ideas you or your readers have would be appreciated.

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