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I'm not even sure what to count as "my reader". A lot of the feeds I look at in my LiveJournal "friends pages" or as links from my MyYahoo! pages, and a few I get as e-mails. A few, such as LISNews and Unshelved I get in all three ways, and sometimes on two or three different e-mail addresses at that, so I never fail to catch them!
I just checked. I have 118 feeds on my LiveJournal, but not all of them are library related. Some are related in other ways to books, authors, or publishing, though.
349, guys? Seriously? Maybe it's because most of mine are things like lisnews and MetaFilter, but if I read all of my feeds in a day, it's because I haven't done any work.
It's overwhelming some days, especially if I haven't checked in for a couple of days but I've learned that there are some (news feeds--esp) that I can hit "mark all as read" if I'm feeling a bit too much. If it's important, it'll come around again.
If I miss a day there are hundreds of posts to sort through. Sometimes it's just too much.
I hover around the 310 mark - I have to reserve one day a month to go through and get rid of any unupdated feeds.
And I can keep up with most of it - as long as I have an internet connection every two days. Five days on vacation in heathen wireless area? NIGHTMARE upon my return.
349 at the moment, and I'm coping with them just fine--actually, that's down quite a bit (I've been trimming).
OK, so scanning some of those blogs is indirectly part of my job--but I was doing it anyway, and it really doesn't take very long.
Now, if you asked how many blogs I've read in the last year--that's an ugly number (>1,000), but there were reasons.
You're all lying, now stop. Anyone who reads more than me is a liar. Anyone who reads less is wimpy.
That number changes all the time.
46 for me
167 - including about 15 keyword searches and 10 podcasts.
230 feeds + 46 podcast subscriptions. I seem to add new feeds almost every day.
335? sheesh! I have 92 and feel the urge to cut back as I want to read everything. I must learn the zen of skimming.
I'm at 153 right now, but it'll have to be trimmed. Several of them are already in the expanding "someday reading" folder -- my expression of optimism.
120 at the moment, but it's a very flexible number. Was as high as 250 at one point, but that was unmanageable as lots of them were high-frequency posters. Have been as low as 80 but felt that I was missing things.
As to a traditional feed reader, I only have around 20 feeds. Now if you count iTunes as a feed reader (podcasts are just another thing distributed via RSS), then there is an issue there. I don't use iTunes in the same way a more traditional reader would be used, though.
Stephen Kellat, Host, LISten
I had no idea how many I have. Just checked and it's 274 now, which is probably about as many as I can handle.
I'd agree with Michael - I'm at 335 or so right now, but managing just fine...
Added a new choice, though I think you're both liars!
Nah, I'd bet that Michael and David are both managing just fine, as am I (with 349 at the moment).
I have more than 300 but not more than I can manage...
Except for class purposes, I do my best to keep my feeds to 10...yep...10...hate Info Overload from my Info Mgmt tool
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