Is your feed reader as organized as mine?

I use Google Reader to read my blog subscriptions, and while it’s not something to really brag about, I’m glad of the fact that arranging them in those order helps me to prioritize which feed I’d end up reading first. If I’m really short of time, my mouse pointer would almost automatically mark all my feeds under Glance Over and Informative (but not critical) as read (yeah, my mouse magically does that sometimes ;P).

A screenshot of my Google Reader.

Clearly, my Money and Useful sections are pretty important to me! A total of less than ten sites graced the two sections, while the other 60+ feeds hangs around the other two non-critical sections of my reader. I mark my favourite posts with the star option, and since early last year I have starred less than 20 articles, which goes to show how picky I am when it comes to reading posts.

I’m sure you have your own way of organizing your feed subscription. How do you do it?

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Posted on 28 March, 2008 under Life online and tagged with , , , ,


  1. Unfortunately there is no method to the madness. I’m going to set aside some time to get it all organized.

  2. Jewelle Tan says:

    Oh, definitely need to get mine organized! I now have 1000+ unread items… πŸ˜›

    Will take your cue and organize mine too.

  3. I use a two prong approach. I generally subscribe using Google Reader and use it to see if I like the articles from there. If I decide I like the blog, then I switch over to Bloglines and use that.

    In Bloglines, I also organize my feeds into folders by topic. It is crazy how many posts there are out there to read. But it definitely pays to organize feeds when you want to do some research for your posts.

  4. Kevin says:

    Internesting.. I have always rss links on IGoogle. I will check this out.


  5. Julissa says:

    WOW! Your amazing,thats is such a great idea. I was wondering how on Earth to manage keeping loyal and dropping into blogs. That is AWESOME. Now I just have to make time to go back and add them into my Google read feeder.
    Awesome Post Lady,

  6. Forumistan says:

    I have rss links on IGoogle, too.

  7. becky says:

    I never have time to even organize mine in a way like that. I’m a mess apparently, but this is a great idea.

  8. Youtube says:

    definitely need to get mine organized! I now have 1000+ unread items

  9. Charles says:

    The biggest problem I have found with both feeds and emails (I sign-up to a lot of lists) isn’t so much the organization as it is the time to read it all.

    If I am sick one day, or just get busy at work/home I get behind by about 40 items. That just starts a domino effect that spirals out of control. I currently have over 100+ items unread – OMG.

  10. luz says:

    I agree, I can complement googlemail for being so organized compared to other mailers.

  11. Berk says:

    Internesting.. I have always rss links on IGoogle. I will check this out.

  12. Gallivanter says:

    This is totally off topic…but did you know that there’s a Sabahan Bloggers Gathering in August?

    Details are here:

    πŸ™‚ Hope to see you there! Please help spread the word around. Thanks!

  13. Nicole Price says:

    Yes, I need to get my act together too. This seems to be a good way to go about it. Thank you.

  14. Julissa says:

    Hey Webgrrrl I hope all is well and you are enjoying your break,
    Just wanted to thank you once again for your helpful post which have been nothing but helpful within just one month and a half of entering this blog World.
    A million thank you’s looking forward to reading your future blogs.
    Sending you a warm embrace,

    PS Google reader is “Da Bomb” I love it Grrrl!!1

  15. Harry Potter says:

    Yes πŸ™‚ My feed reader has a lot of categories

  16. easy sollution: don’t use feed readers. Yea, old fashion, but I started working with the Web in 1996. Readers just present too much info overload for me.

  17. Nicole Price says:

    Been over a month since you posted webgrrrl! All well with you?

  18. Beth says:

    I have a lot of sites in my reader…I need to organize them in some way to make it easier on myself. I love google reader!

  19. Stefanie says:

    Is my feed reader as organized as yours? Absolutely not. It’s a gigantic mess, but I guess it never occurred to me to organize it πŸ™‚

  20. John Walters says:

    I have Google Reader. A few days and feeds later I have a jumbled mess of an account. I no longer am inclined to check them. I need to follow your advice.


  21. Eva White says:

    Long time no see……………Hello…….Knock knock

  22. luz says:

    I am proud to say yes:) Ive using same software as you do.

  23. ben says:

    Yes! I couldn’t live without Google Reader and it’s categories. I can read what I want when I’m in a certain mood. It’s great!

  24. I use and looooooove Wizz RSS. It’s a firefox plugin that lets you organize your feeds in categories. You can also preview the content and images and can select to see the entire webpage. I suggest you try it and see what you think. I dont have to sign on to anything, all i need is my Firefox. Cheers ~ CJ

  25. Rani says:

    lol sure not πŸ˜›

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