I’ve used Feedly as my blog reader of choice ever since the demise of Google Reader. A few weeks ago I logged on and felt completely overwhelmed by the number of unread blog posts that popped up. It was time to make some changes…I’ve realized that I just can’t keep up with the amount of blogs I used to, so I sat down and began weeding out my feed. there was one main criteria that I kept at the top of my list when I was deciding which blogs were staying and which I had to say goodbye to…
- Most of the blog posts needed to be interesting and relevant to me. If a blog published 5 posts a week then at least 3 of those needed to be ones I wanted to click on and read, otherwise I un-followed the blog.
So I ended up cutting my Feedly subscriptions down to 29 blogs.
- 8 book blogs
- 4 librarian/library blogs
- 6 lifestyle/design blogs
- 1 parenting blog
- 2 food blogs
- 2 fitness blogs
- 2 planner blogs
- 4 Utah/Local blogs (blogs that give me great information on local events, hikes, activities, etc.)
Years ago I actively sought out new blogs to read but I haven’t done that in ages. Now, I really only add a new blog when I’m introduced to one through social media or through another blogger I follow.
If you use Feedly too, you may want to check out our post on Feedly Tips and Tweaks!
What type of blogs do you keep in your reader?
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Bryan G. Robinson
Of course, I typed in my blog name wrong so maybe not that easy. 🙂
Bryan G. Robinson
After reading this, I went and weeded a few that I don’t read. Most of mine are book blogs. Personally, I still like to comment on blogs and receive comments on the blog. Call me old school, plus with a phone, I I don’t find it that difficult.
@Bryan same here. I need a better system for commenting … But I think I just found it!
Thanks for the idea! There were so many I never read so I finally deleted the feed. I still read quite a few but I never comment any more. I just don’t have time. Plus most that I follow are on IG and that’s just easier to comment on.
Me too. I much prefer to comment on IG.
I just did a little weeding too but cut only blogs that were putting out “partial” feeds. Call me lazy – but I hate having to click through to read a blog post.
Apparently, Blog Lovin’ was stealing people’s content which is part of why a lot of people have gone partial.
Oh yes! I won’t follow anything I have to click through to. No time for that!