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Wednesday
Aug222007

Bloggers anoymous

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The graphic at the left is the result of an interesting short quiz that probably has the validity of those in Readers Digest, but is fun nonetheless. Thanks, to Jeff Utecht at the Thinking Stick for the link to this site.

Having been away on vacation and out of my routine, I found myself staring at hundreds of potentially interesting and useful blog postings. I "cleaned'm up" in about an hour by skimming, scanning, and starring some for later study (yeah, right).

I started asking myself if I'm not reading more and enjoying it less. Should I read fewer blogs and if so, which ones?

Here is the short list of the blogs to which I've recently starred entries:

  1. Stephen's Lighthouse
  2. Web-logged
  3. MA Bell's Blog about Libraries
  4. From the Trenches of Public Education
  5. The Thinking Stick
  6. Infomancy
  7. ijohnpederson
  8. Around the Corner
  9. 2 Cents Worth
  10. NeverEndingSearch
  11. California Dreamin'
  12. Half an Hour
  13. Dangerously Irrelevant
  14. MSNBC.com: Practical Futurist
  15. Assorted Stuff

That's it. That's what I'm keeping.  From 89 feeds to 15 (and a few fun ones.) I am sure the list will build again.

Here's to being out of the loop and rather relieved.

 

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Reader Comments (6)

Woohoo! I made the cut! "Ladies and gentleman," he began, "I would like to thank the Academy, but most of all, Doug Johnson. Time and again, he continued to read even after others had dropped my blog feed from the list. His tireless starring of articles signalled to me that someone had read what it took me minutes to write in the pre-dawn hours. Thank you, Doug," tear rolling down Miguel's cheek, "for your dedication and support."

Hehe

Miguel

August 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMiguel Guhlin

I know...making room for Twitter.

August 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Pederson

Doug,
I'm up to 110 feeds and counting - keep finding blogs that I enjoy reading - tough to delete blogs at this point in the summer.
Anyway, have you read dy/dan's blog - http://blog.mrmeyer.com/
Quite different from most other education blogs. Check it out if you haven't.

August 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKaren janowski

The problem with this is that I have 82 education/library blog subscriptions, and I don't subscribe to 8 of the ones you listed, This means I'll have to subscribe to at least 8 more blogs to find out if they are indispensable for me. Rats. I already have 204 feeds for fun, so no wonder I was 71% addicted to blogging when I took that quiz.

August 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJude

44% addicted and sad I missed the cut. Drop by when I link you ok?

August 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

*sob*

Alas, I didn't make the cut.

August 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChris Lehmann

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