All Talk and No Action Friday, January 6, 2012

Though it's not a new year's resolution, I wish to cut down my reading list on Google Reader. In fact, I've already reduced my subscriptions by 30%

Over the last 3 years, I subscribed to and shared many interesting resources and blogs on Google Reader. The social buttons on the platform provided unimaginable highs of learning, sharing, ideating and curating. My primary purpose was to hog on knowledge and opinion. My days began with checking for updates on reader and often ended with commenting on interesting reads.

The knowledge accumulation was great while it lasted. There will always be fun stuff to read, new ideas to comprehend and opinions to absorb. The urge to subscribe to one more witty cartoonist, read one more great movie critic, follow one more erudite political analyst will never end.

However, with time, my reading habit has evolved. I no longer want to keep up with this sort of competitive reading. I don't want to feel bad about unread reading items on Google reader. I'm fine with not accumulating all the knowledge out there. Of course, my decision also has a lot to do with exasperation with ideas and opinions. But, more on that later.

For now, 2012 will see a refined and leaner reading list, focused browsing and fewer Op-eds.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with this. sometimes I felt like I was in a race with myself to read all the "in vogue" stuff out there despite the fact that a lot of it was op-ed and ANNOOYING! I will also follow suit and try to make this year a more...elegantly read one.

Thanks for dropping by the blog. So many times you write something and youre not even sure what you mean till someone agrees and suddenly you realize how imtp it was to say it!