Today we're decluttering blogs and bookmarks.
Before I discovered my beloved Google Reader, I used to find a blog I liked and once on the page, press Ctrl + D to bookmark it.
I then had to click on each link every day to see who'd updated - a HUGE schlep!
Until I discovered Google Reader...
can you hear the harps and violins?
Because it's so easy to add blogs, it can get out of hand very quickly and you could find yourself spending HOURS each day reading other people's blogs instead of living your own life.
Now for the tough questions:
- How many blogs are you following in your Google Reader, Bloglines or other feed reader?
- Do you know how long you take to read all of those blogs every day?
Take some time to go through and declutter those you tend to skim over, especially if you do this ALL the time.
Get to know your comfort number. Mine is around 42 – 45 and I know when I start adding more and more blogs without deleting any, I start feeling more and more overwhelmed at the sight of all those unread items!
Here are some posts I wrote about this before:
This week, your challenge is to
- find out your comfort number and
- declutter your feed reader or bookmarked blogs until you get back to that number.
Share in the comments how many you decluttered!
20 - email
27 - documents & computer folders
Are you joining in with this week's challenge?
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