What does your RSS Reader say about You?
I’ve recently had a few conversations about RSS feeds, how many blogs is a standard number to subscribe to, self-promotion overkill and 1 really gigantic “subscribe to me” button.
So this morning, as I was thinking of what to read, and absent mindedly scrolling through my reader, I pondered, what does this list say about me.
Does someone’s blog reader hold the same window into their mind as their Bookshelf does? How about their cd/dvd collections?
Well, let’s take a look at how I spend my blog-reading time:
- Culture/Entertainment Blogs: 2
- Nerdy Blogs: 5
- Funny Pictures: 1
- Computer Blogs: 1
- People I know or met IRL: 3
- Cool Phoenix People I haven’t met: 4
- Poker Blogs: 2
- Design Blogs: 3
- Video Game Blogs: 3
- Random Personal Blogs Someone Recommended: 3
- Blogs about Blogging: 3
- Flickr Feed: 1
Having made that list, one thought is to summarize me as someone who’s “nerdy”, “environmentalist”, and into gaming, reading, and blogging. And clearly I’m interested in the view points of people who live near me. And you wouldn’t be wrong.
But then I looked at the categories that only had 1 blog, and those are honestly the ones where I find the most stimulating content, and/or have followed for the longest time. Perhaps I only follow 1 blog in that genre because the 1 I follow does it well and there’s no need for more….