Editing My (B)log Reader

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.

Feedly in the Bloggers ToolboxIf 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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// Comments //

  1. Of course, I typed in my blog name wrong so maybe not that easy. 🙂

  2. 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.

    • Tanya Patrice

      Jul 04

      @Bryan same here. I need a better system for commenting … But I think I just found it!

  3. Sonya

    Jun 24

    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.

    • Kim

      Jun 24

      Me too. I much prefer to comment on IG.

  4. Tanya Patrice

    Jun 23

    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.

    • Akilah

      Jun 24

      Apparently, Blog Lovin’ was stealing people’s content which is part of why a lot of people have gone partial.

    • Kim

      Jun 24

      Oh yes! I won’t follow anything I have to click through to. No time for that!