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Why I had to declare RSS Bankrupcy…

Written By: Gary on May 12, 2009 One Comment

I got way overwhelmed with my RSS feeds, I’ve got gobs of them (almost 300). Many of those feeds don’t get updated more that once a month (if ever) so they really don’t impact the list, but a dozen or so update 2-4 times a day. Plus, I recently added everyone coming to WordCamp Chicago (list of attendees) another 100 or so feeds; I’ll prune that down later.

I’ve been over a 1000+ unread items for ages and even when it gets back to 700-800 it just jumps back up! Lately , no matter what I do, I can’t even get it under 1000, so I cleared out all my posts. And started over…

THey really need a way to click a button to ‘mark all posts older than __ days as read’ and that would help with when it gets full.

Hopefully I’ll do better catching up in the future.

I’ve got the feeds syncing with my iPod Touch (but if I’m not of WiFi there are no images, which makes some feeds useless) so maybe that will help. I use Doppler (you can try Doppler Lite for free).

I’m really looking for an off-line Google Reader the includes the images for off-line viewing, any tips? Other than storage space, once you’ve written the reader the image caching doesn’t seem too hard, but it still eludes me….

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One Response to “Why I had to declare RSS Bankrupcy…”

  1. *lynne* says on: 17 May 2009 at 3:01 pm

    After threatening to do so for so long, I have finally moved all the blogs in my various blogrolls into my Google Reader. Now, at least, I’ll be more on top of things, and keeping up better with folk I intend to keep up with but somehow keep forgetting to. Like you! Sorry ’bout that! :p

    Don’t know of an offline reader, sorry! Perhaps this article can point you in the correct direction?

    Cheers,
    *lynne*

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