My blog about other blogs

I’m getting back into using Google Reader. I took a few months off (mostly) because of my fascination with FriendFeed but found that everytime I opened Google Reader I was getting smarter than by reading TechMeme or FriendFeed or Twitter.

There’s real meat in the 600+ blogs I subscribe to (and 500 friends on Google Talk bring me even more news).

Anyway, I’ve been trying to write a note on each blog I share. Today I looked at that and realized it’s a blog about other blogs.

If you notice that I’ve been blogging here less lately, it’s because I’ve spread my attention out to other places. Hope you’re enjoying this because I only share things that impress me and now that I have the ability to put a note on each item I share, hopefully you find that more useful too.

Comments

  1. Robert : have you tried Feedly ? Still a few glitches from time to time, but it’s way more convenient than Google Reader – at least for desktop/laptop, as Feedly is a FireFox extension (means no iPhone version ;-)

  2. Robert : have you tried Feedly ? Still a few glitches from time to time, but it’s way more convenient than Google Reader – at least for desktop/laptop, as Feedly is a FireFox extension (means no iPhone version ;-)

  3. I noticed you’d picked up again on the GR shares. I’m glad — it’s one of the most valuable services you provide to us. Frankly, I find it more useful than Techmeme because it’s curated by a human.

  4. I noticed you’d picked up again on the GR shares. I’m glad — it’s one of the most valuable services you provide to us. Frankly, I find it more useful than Techmeme because it’s curated by a human.

  5. Love sharing notes on Google Reader, I just wish they let you customize your shared page a bit more. I’d really like it if it didn’t use the full posts but maybe just snippets.

  6. Love sharing notes on Google Reader, I just wish they let you customize your shared page a bit more. I’d really like it if it didn’t use the full posts but maybe just snippets.

  7. Blogs are still the premium content in the social space. They are more thought out, and have more reputation behind them than the every dynamic social space.

    Not to mention there’s much more detail and useful info in a post that just doesn’t fit in a tweet or FF comment.

    Quality over quantity is my goal. That’s why I still give 80%+ to Google Reader. I learn way more, and for my job, I think that’s important.

  8. Blogs are still the premium content in the social space. They are more thought out, and have more reputation behind them than the every dynamic social space.

    Not to mention there’s much more detail and useful info in a post that just doesn’t fit in a tweet or FF comment.

    Quality over quantity is my goal. That’s why I still give 80%+ to Google Reader. I learn way more, and for my job, I think that’s important.

  9. As an avid reader of your shared items (especially now that you can add your comments), I’m thrilled you’re back at it. Not that I don’t love your original content, but you also have a great eye for what’s useful out there.

    See you tomorrow.

  10. As an avid reader of your shared items (especially now that you can add your comments), I’m thrilled you’re back at it. Not that I don’t love your original content, but you also have a great eye for what’s useful out there.

    See you tomorrow.

  11. “Long time reader, first time commenting”

    When you said “there’s real meat,” you weren’t just whistling Dixie. I’ve been working my way down through the things you shared and adding in stuff to my RSS (Google Reader) at a furious pace this afternoon. I wish there was some way to see all the feeds you subscribe to but this is a very useful alternative. Thank you.

  12. “Long time reader, first time commenting”

    When you said “there’s real meat,” you weren’t just whistling Dixie. I’ve been working my way down through the things you shared and adding in stuff to my RSS (Google Reader) at a furious pace this afternoon. I wish there was some way to see all the feeds you subscribe to but this is a very useful alternative. Thank you.

  13. I really appreciate the Google Reader feed of shared items. The Scobleizer shared feed is a force multiplier: I get at least some of the information from reading 700 blogs in a very efficient amount of my time.

  14. I really appreciate the Google Reader feed of shared items. The Scobleizer shared feed is a force multiplier: I get at least some of the information from reading 700 blogs in a very efficient amount of my time.

  15. Using my expertise to select inspired blog entries is really a pleasant task to me. Sharing them easily, with sometimes with a note, is the reason why I allocate a lot of time to it.

    I’m used to relying on other experts’ GR shared items feeds. I’m happy to bring my contribution back to the community too!

    Keep going feeding your shared items list as it used to be ;)

  16. Using my expertise to select inspired blog entries is really a pleasant task to me. Sharing them easily, with sometimes with a note, is the reason why I allocate a lot of time to it.

    I’m used to relying on other experts’ GR shared items feeds. I’m happy to bring my contribution back to the community too!

    Keep going feeding your shared items list as it used to be ;)

  17. I can see all the blogs you picked out to share, but I don’t see your comments on them — where are they? I guess I’m missing something.

    It’s quite the comment to come back at the end of the day from Twitter or FriendFeed and say that you get smarter from reading blogs.

    And I think that’s because if someone goes to the trouble to organize their thoughts and compose a blog and attempt to impart their ideas and start a discussion, they just have more content for you and it’s more substantive content. The idea that Twitter or FF were going to get people to condense and be more pithy and save you pawing through content didn’t happen, because they are so “noisy” as you put it.

    Blogs are where people think. The other servers are where they talk.

  18. I can see all the blogs you picked out to share, but I don’t see your comments on them — where are they? I guess I’m missing something.

    It’s quite the comment to come back at the end of the day from Twitter or FriendFeed and say that you get smarter from reading blogs.

    And I think that’s because if someone goes to the trouble to organize their thoughts and compose a blog and attempt to impart their ideas and start a discussion, they just have more content for you and it’s more substantive content. The idea that Twitter or FF were going to get people to condense and be more pithy and save you pawing through content didn’t happen, because they are so “noisy” as you put it.

    Blogs are where people think. The other servers are where they talk.