Getting more while reading less

I used to read more than 30 RSS feeds a day. OK, I didn’t actually read them. I just scanned them and read the interesting stuff. The problem was all the “unread” stories. They kept calling me.

While purging my desk, my drawers and my in-box, I have also been purging my electronic life. I went through my e-mail in-box and applied the same rules: Do It, Delete It, Defer It or Delegate.

The RSS feeds were the hardest to prune down. Sites like MAKE:, Lifehacker and Treehugger have been regular reads for so long and yet, many of their stories were duplicates or things to buy. They were overwhelming me.

So my current list is:

ARSTechnica – High quality tech articles, no duplicates of other sites and the number of posts a day is low enough that I can keep up.

EcoGeek.org – Technology for the environment and just a few articles a day.

EricsProjects – my own website – I like to see how it shows up in the RSS reader

lifehack.org – Daily digest and pointers on productivity, getting things done and lifehacks

The last two sites have some of the best posts If I had to limit myself to just two RSS feeds it would be:

Zenhabits.net – Simple productivity – 1 or two posts per day and ALL very useful. Here are two great posts from Zenhabbits.net:

Why Living a Life of Gratitude Can Make You Happy

A Guide to Escaping Materialism and Finding Happiness

Slower-living.org – Living as if you mean it. Here are two great posts from slower-living.org:

There isn’t always better than here

Is being right really worth it?

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