feed me, feed me.

so, after reading Oh Word!’s Tao of TWIB, i decided to get up on my rss feed game. luckily, the good folx over at teh google had a reader ready and waiting to be populated w/my subscriptions. together w/my newfound bff firefox, i’ve been able to subscribe to 34 feeds in less than a week.

some would say, “that’s a problem.”
and, they’d probably be correct.

but, because of this great feeder (reader?, feed-reader?), i am no longer wasting time popping over to websites hoping to find new content. it’s cut down my “morning startup” time by 80%. i typically had a bit of hypebeast, a pop over to the starting five, maybe check the comments over at freedarko… then, maybe i would start working. that’s not sooo bad, seeing as though most of those sites update their content fairly frequently, but, what about some of the other sites you love, who are a bit more infrequent, like gabesaid or smashingmagazine for instance. no need to keep checking to see if something new is there for you. when i logged in this mornin, the reader had fresh new content waiting for me.

much like firefox, my new cellphone (samsung blackjack) and turkey clubs on tomato wraps, i don’t know why i didn’t make the switch earlier. now, the use of the rss reader hasn’t exactly improved my production at the office — the time i’ve saved by my decreased surfing has been almost matched by searching for new feeds and configuring them accordingly. also, because so many sites simply link to the content of others, i’ve spent time going to the source sites to eliminate the middleman.

i added my own feed to see how it would look, grabbed a plugin to improve it, then spent too much time trying to figure out why the date/time that i “published” didn’t match up w/the date/time that was showing in the reader. so, i guess that means you can subscribe to my feed now.

Comments (2)

  1. I was just looking into this rss feed phenom the other day. Either too lazy or sidetracked to follow thru. Since I’m on a T Mobile Dash (basically same phone as yours) I figure I’ll just go ahead and stop delaying.

    BTW: your opinion on WM6 update?


    Monday, May 21, 2007 at 9:37 #
  2. bfnh wrote::

    feeds are my shit. it really has changed the way i work. i’ve never been much of a bookmarker, so now i typically add a person’s feed whenever i come across somebody that has a wealth of interesting shit on their site/blog. i use google to do it all and that’s how i access it on my phone.

    i’ll probably start using google bookmarks soon as well.

    truthfully, i haven’t updated much on my phone. but now you’ve given me more to look forward too.

    Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 3:33 #