In yesteryear, many of us used RSS aggregators that were installed on our computers. These would suck in content from various RSS feeds around the web and display the contents. The advent of tools like Bloglines, and eventually, GoogleReader changed all that, making PC-based RSS aggregators an anachronism.
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- Trim down subscribed RSS feeds. GR allows me to do that but I think RSSOwl makes that process of getting rid of stuff easier.
- Once I’m done, sync the changes back to GR from RSSOwl so that my relevant feeds are displayed.
- I feel like I’m in control of my RSS feed again and I’ve cleaned out a lot of deadwood (old blogs that no one was updating)
- I’m already finding blog entries that had completely slipped by me and that helps me “see patterns” in blog entries…and those patterns kickstart blog entries I write.
- Well, those two are enough to get me writing.
- eLearning and Moodle – This is self-explanatory, isn’t it?
- Learning – There’s a trend towards focusing on learning, whether as professionals or in K-12. I’m going to see if blogs will “fall” into this bucket or not.
- Leadership and Administration
- iPads – There’s a lot going on in regards to iPads. I have been curating content but most of that is located in Evernote. I’m going to try and capture RSS feeds again to see what patterns develop.
- TechNews (includes free, open source)
- Google Alerts for this blog address. After all, why bother? All that happens via Twitter now.
- Google Alerts.
- Twitter favorites RSS feed…all my Twitter favorites are routed to my Tumblr blog, which is my catch-all place for content.
- blogs that were just place-holders for podcasts. I don’t listen to them via my blog or RSS feed.
- Other buckets or labels.
- RSS dumpsters…you know, those bloggers that dump tons of content aggregated from everywhere and anywhere. In the old days, they were great because they exposed you to tons of content from places you couldn’t imagine. Now, well, they’re just noise. Two big ones come to mind.
- My subscription to Around the Corner (this blog). After all, I know what content I’m pulling in. I forget why I did it.
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