Lately, I have been feeling overwhelmed by the growing "river of information" coming to me each day through my blog and news feedreader, which is called Bloglines. ( A feedreader brings new Internet material to you as it is created, instead of having to find it yourself.)
So I deleted the whole lot and started over with those I really like. Contrary to blogging wisdom, I like the occasional post over the fire hose approach. Months ago I gave up on hyperactive bloggers like Robert Scoble and Steve Rubel. Good as they are, they are just too much. I quietly unsubscribed.
I have also given up on tech bloggers who constantly talk about the cool friends they are hanging out with in tony locations. I'd rather buy a magazine.
I am on the fence about the Tom Peters Wire Service--the stuff his staff pulls together is really high quality, and generally unique, but also high volume.
What had grown to about 50 feeds is now a mostly different set of about eight. My new list includes Steve Hardy's Creative Generalist, The Roadhouse blues podcast, The ChangeThis newsletter (in temporary hiatus), and Steve Gillmor's Gillmor Gang podcast.
I may be missing a lot, but I feel much better about what I am not missing.