Since switching to use an aggregator to read blogs my information gathering life has improved. I can read more quickly, read more things, and enjoy easily low-volume sites that have the occasional high-value post.

But there's one problem with my aggregator lifestyle: it feels like work. Blog reading used to be fun goofing off, nipping off to BoingBoing for a few minutes. Now all my blog reading is compressed into 45 minutes in the morning before I drive to work. It's a morning chore.

Worse, my aggregator keeps track of unread items. And that list gets bigger if I don't get around to it for a few days. Suddenly I have a giant backlog of random blog entries I have to read. Another workqueue.

  2004-05-22 16:20 Z