Folks have a variety of methods for organizing their feeds. I’m a river of news guy, preferring to see all of my feeds in one big stream. I don’t bother reading things feed-by-feed, or use a zillion tags to categorize things such as “news”, “friends”, or other topic-based delimiters.
Instead, I have four tags. Every feed gets one of the four. They are: a-list, b-list, c-list, and d-list. These are totally arbitrary assignments based on priority. Things I tag as a-list are absolute must-reads. B-list is for things that I really want to read (local news, local bloggers, the best of the tech blogs related to my profession, etc). C-list are usually more entertainment type things, wider area news, some politics, etc. And D-list are there only to read if I have time.
Monday night, we had a new addition to our family. The little guy is doing great but the schedule disruptions that a baby cause are definitely impacting my feed-reading time… so I can head over to my D-list feeds, just hit “mark all as read”, get caught up, and know that I probably didn’t miss anything too important.
[tags]rss, googlereader, aggregators[/tags]