What feeds do I read?

Friday, April 10th, 2009 at 04:38pm

It has been two and a half years since I started using rss2email and it still works for me.

However, over the last few months there are items from some feeds that I usually delete without reading beyond the title. Due to the large number of feeds (over 100), I had been putting off any effort to sort through the list and remove feeds that I no longer want to read.

This afternoon I decided it was time, so I reviewed each feed to decide whether or not I wanted to continue reading it. I eliminated quite a few feeds (down to under 70) and now have a better picture of the topics that interest me:

  • team and people management
  • presenting and communication
  • time management and organisation
  • software development techniques
  • web design and development
  • perl news
  • people from the local tech community
  • local tech events
  • tech news
  • photography
  • security (technical and people)
  • censorship and rights
  • trivia and other cool stuff
  • other people that I know

I was initially going to list all of the feeds here, but that was going to be too much work (ability to export OPML from rss2email would have been handy), so as I sorted through them I bookmarked them (with some exceptions) on Delicious with the tag feed-subscription. Go have a look if you want.

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2 Responses to “What feeds do I read?”

  1. As some of your feeds are no doubt twitter feeds and you also have twitter, have you come accross any of the spam posts from the worm?

    Damien - April 15th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

  2. No, because none of those feeds are Twitter feeds…

    However I am trailing using rss2email to to get Twitter/identi.ca updates (only from those I am following/subscribed) that I am putting in a specific mail folder. So far this has allowed me to know what tweets/dents I have already read, but time will tell.

    Stephen - April 15th, 2009 at 10:21 pm