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The great unsubscribe

Yesterday I had roughly 180 subscriptions in Bloglines. Over the last few weeks, I have found myself skipping over blogs with new posts quite often, which is an indication that I’m not really interested in them. Most of the time, I read one interesting article there and subscribed, just in case.

I have now cleaned up my subscriptions, and now I am down to 100 blogs:

– I kept the ones that are friends or people I read regularly
– I kept topic related blogs with specific interests (SAP, Security, Mobile)
– I kept a few of the ‘A-List Bloggers’ that I really read
– I added some meta-blogs like digg, Tailrank, TechCrunch or Technorati

The assumption is if that somehting interesting happens in one of the blogs I unsubscribed from, it will be linked by one of the other ones anyway.

I guess that’ll work, and cut my blog reading time down substantially.

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  1. Good for you. The great unsubscribe is basically why I decided to work on TailRank.

    My goal is to import all 2500 of my feeds, have TailRank index them, and then unsubscribe from them.

    You might want to try this by playing with TailRank’s filter once you create an account. More of this functionality will be landing soon.

    Onward.!

    Kevin

  2. Good for you. The great unsubscribe is basically why I decided to work on TailRank.

    My goal is to import all 2500 of my feeds, have TailRank index them, and then unsubscribe from them.

    You might want to try this by playing with TailRank's filter once you create an account. More of this functionality will be landing soon.

    Onward.!

    Kevin