Well .. I’ve got 5 types of folders in my Bloglines filled with RSS Feeds
(1) ARTICLES FOR EACH BLOG TOPIC
These are feeds of articles that are subject oriented, and affect one of my blog. I might name a folder called “ARTICLES For PetLvr.com” etc. There may be searches included for specific keywords that are around the ‘net, or a collection of other people’s sites and other tidbits that helps me blog about that topic. Generally I don’t open the folder for review until I’m ready to deal with everything inside the folder, because with Bloglines .. I try to “KEEP” articles until another time I am fully ready to use or discard.
(2) ARTICLES FROM OTHER BLOG NETWORKS
These are a collection of sites that are organized by blog network. I like to see, once in a while, what other networks are writing about, how many times they post a week, a look at the writers, and writing styles .. Generally .. I scan each folder and if something catches my eye .. I will go and comment and give my 2cents worth, and usually either stick around and browse the site, or click and surf links in their sidebars .. to see what their other sites are posting NOW .. or, who they are linking to.
(3) PERIODIC AND SEEMINGLY AMUSING SITES
I need the mindless amusing sites to break up my day. There is no logical way you can say I sorted these type of blogs .. except that they amuse me! However, I was getting TOO amused .. and one day I finally broke down and separated all of these amusing sites into folders just as .. Amusing Sites, About Blogging, Photography Sites, Podcast/Vidcast sites, and the kitchen sink. Oh, and a WTF folder that is not in my public OPML file that I sometimes enjoy but, probably wouldn’t admit to anybody that I really read that crap! haha. (guilty)
(4) MY DAILY READS
I found that as the more and more RSS feeds you follow, and the less and less time you have in a day – you NEED to organize and prioritize which feeds that you read daily into one major folder. If you didn’t (if I didn’t), I would still be reading these sites … but will have gotten sidetrack clicking other sites in the folder that they may have been categorized in.
Now – don’t take this anything too seriously, but these are the sites that I *must* read every day .. you know, while I’m searching and reading the 300 or so new emails I received that morning since I went to sleep. Yes, I know they are all over the place, and are in alphabetical order .. I really don’t want to rank any of them – they are all good!
* Blog Republic – Earn Money Blogging
* blog.bookmach.com – Life is a series of tubes
* Candy Addict Blog
* CBC | Manitoba News
* CJOB 680 Local Radio News
* CTV Canada
* Dilbert – Unofficial Dilbert RSS Feed by TapestryComics.com
* Dust my Broom – Just us bloggers eh!
* eXtra For Every Publisher – Tips for Making Money Online
* Internet Ultra Geek
* Liz Strauss at Successful Blog
* Net Business Blog – Making a Living Online
* Performancing.com – Helping Bloggers Succeed
* Simply Thrifty
* Stewie’s Playground – Your source for Family Guy stuff!
* Syntagma – Online Publishing, Tech and Media by John Evans
* Useless Advice From Useless Men
There’s probably a bunch more – and, I’ve IGNORED all 1-800-HART accounting and bookkkeeping sites that I read, the Forums that I participate in, and my HART-Empire Network folder (reading everything via RSS that is published on my network)
AND … 1-800-HART STUFF!
btw .. YES .. I really do have 1991 RSS Feeds in my bloglines!
* WOW! Over 10,000 unread posts!
I will be digging through my Bloglines and looking at RSS Feeds that I have been accumulating and saving discussions (or just accumulating and waiting until I finally have more time to read them all) and try to see if I can’t start passing around some “link luv” to … well, whoever the heck I’ve been following in my Bloglines and not reading them!
Quite honestly .. it’s about time. So, in the next few weeks and upcoming months, if there maybe me many posts in a single day – now you will know why. I’m just cleaning up HART’s Bloglines! I hope some of the posts I see aren’t too old … but that’s the way it goes sometimes.