Inbox Zero But RSS

So, I accidentally marked as read every single feed in my FreshRSS instance, but I decided to make the best of it!

So last Tuesday I commited an atrocity, that annoyed me to no end, at least for an hour or so until I thought about it.

If you didn’t open that link, that’s quite sad, but basically I marked all of the feeds in my FreshRSS instance as read, something that was done by accident and would get rid of my backlog of blogposts I would have liked to read at some point.

I mean, the articles are still there and my purging policy is really forgiving, but I have no way to tell what I already read from what I had not.

Regardless, this ended up being a bit of a blank slate now, thankfully, Matthew Graybosch had this fantastic comment!

More articles will come. Just give it time. Or add more feeds.

Matthew Graybosch

So, I decided to add more RSS feeds! And it was great!

But where did you find those?

Blogs! Of course, I barely read news on my RSS feed actually, so I decided to checkout the blogrolls of the websites I already follow, I ended up finding quite a few gems that way. An even quicker way to find random blogs to add to my RSS reader was making use of Ye Olde Blogroll’s Randomizer, which worked wonderfully too!

Some of the blogs I found that you might like are the following!

Changing my RSS reading habits

Because I marked everything as read, and I also removed a bunch of the spammy news feeds. I will get a lot less, but hopefully more meaningful content coming up. I decided to limit the few big sources I still have to mark as read older articles (or whenever up to 20 are still unread). I also added a lot of word filters for more stuff I don’t care about, words like “Amazon”, “Subscription” and whatever else. Much better.

Because of the amount of feeds I removed, as well as the list of feeds I added, I think I’ll need to reorganize my categories at some point too, since right now the biggest ones are “100DaysToOffload” for people doing the challenge and “Personal Websites” for literally everyone else. While the rest of news, updates and comics are only a small fraction in comparison. There’s always work to do I guess.

Regardless, now I should be able to just read whatever and have a good list of articles to check out when I have the time at a constant rate. I kind of wrote about that before but it didn’t stick for me, because of my huge backlog—which no longer exists. As long as I manage to catch up with Robin Rendle’s archive…

This is day 10 of #100DaysToOffload!


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