Right around the time Reeder died out on the Mac, so he could re-tweak and design for Mavericks, I decided no more RSS feeds for me. I went through a phase where I deleted all of my browser bookmarks, tried Pocket, Readability, and even tried to use Twitter as a “feed” of sorts. That didn’t suit my needs, or workflows, and now, I want my feeds back.
But I have been digging, scouring the Internet for tools, services, and more to obtain, what I want and how I want it. Deciding where I stand and what I like to read and write about has become more of an issue that I had previously thought. I am slowly crawling back into the RSS scene.
What tools to use, what service to pay for are the questions I have, but not the biggest one:
How do I overcome Quality over Quantity?
While the tools and services are few and far between, the feeds themselves are overwhelming. With sites such as Churchm.ag, iMore, Cult of Mac, Macdaily.co and many many large online publications posting multiple articles a day the feeds become unmanageable. If you step away from your ‘iDevice’ or laptop even for a second, you may have lost out on the scoop of the century, and ended up re-posting something 127 times over again.
So the problem at hand, how do you end up with a list of feeds that give you what you want and in a quantity that you want?
NO one wants to be the guy getting back from a weeks vacation only to find out that 1327 tech articles have been posted, and RSS anxiety weighs heavy.
Not this guy!
It’s simple, what I want, it’s what we all want:
Quality over Quantity
Can I get an Amen?!?!
So before I jump headlong into RSS, I may need to re-evaluate truly what I want from the tech scene. The news I truly want filling my Reeder or inbox. There may be services that I am missing? There may be apps that do this (Fever comes to mind) that rank the news as it comes in in terms of priority to read, but this doesn’t quite cover it for me.