Recently, my roommate requested some blog recommendations as she is working on expanding the scope of the blogs she subscribes to. Being subscribed to hundreds of blogs myself, I instantly agreed and begin to make a list. Except I only came up with 8 blogs to recommend to her.
8 blogs. Out of 317 subscriptions.
Granted, a few of these are dead. And many are aimed at a specific audience of which I am a part, but my roommate is not. But still.
I feel that that’s really sad. But typical. Blog readers, like Google Reader, which I use, make it so easy to subscribe to a blog, and run through updates without actually reading and evaluating each post.
The only times I ever unsubscribe to something are if the blog becomes truly offensive to me, or on the rare occasion that I go through the dead ones and eliminate them. And I’m sure I’m not the only one who does this.
So, do I go through all my blogs, one by one, and eliminate the ones that are serving no purpose in my life? Or do I leave them and keep adding ones that are marginally interesting until I’m totally buried underneath the slush?
In all honesty, I’ll probably do a combination of these. I don’t have the patience to individually evaluate each blog, but it’s good to keep this in mind as I read my feeder every morning. I wonder if I can cull it to just 100 feeds…
On the flip side, I am in love with blogs, and I really want to find quality ones. It’s simply a rather difficult task. Any suggestions?