I’m noticing more and more lately that fellow bloggers are struggling to keep up with their RSS feeds.
Lots of people that I follow on Twitter have been saying this lately. Some are even asking people to RT their blog posts so that they can keep up. Call me old fashioned, but I see enough RTs of blog posts as it is (some bloggers who I respect seem to RT every 15 minutes, which – tangent – can get annoying). TBH, I’m a shy petal when it comes to self-promotion, and don’t like RTing my own horn unless I really think it’s worthwhile
(Insert commentary on why I’m not a ‘mainstream success’ blogger here)
Anyways, so while I’m not a huge expert on all this, I offer you my trick… folders within Google Reader.
If you don’t use Google Reader yet… I can’t recommend it enough. I follow hundreds of blogs and this system seems to work for me… Styling You documented her love of Google Reader here.
I have my RSS feeds categorised into folders – and the web-based version of Google Reader allows you to manually order those folders (else, number them so they appear in order of priority).
So my folder called “AAA” contains the blogs that I can’t function without knowing they’ve posted something (and, of course, my own blogs that I work on). This is a small list, mostly made up of real-life friends and whatnot.
Then my “People blogs” folder has blogs that are high up on my list, and mightn’t fit into mum/food/craft/etc blogging category.
I have those I’ve met at blog meets in another folder, as well as the bloggers who attended the Aussie Bloggers Conference earlier this year.
So it’s a very simple system that I have going on, but it works for me. And it’s probably not earth-shattering information for most of you, but I wanted to share my anal-retentive organisation skills in case it can help you out :)
How do you organise your RSS feeds? Do you use RSS feeds?