The great thing about Furl is that it’s so easy to stow away stuff to look at later. The not so great thing about Furl is that it’s so easy to stow away stuff to look at later. I’ve got 21 Furls (the noun form of a site that’s been Furled) in my To Write About folder. And a whole bunch of posts saved in my Bloglines aggregator. Sheesh. There’s just no way to give them all their due.
Obviously, a couple of things are happening. First, RSS feeds (especially search feeds) are expanding my reading base, in fact I’ve added about 10 new feeds this week. Second, Furling and aggregating are making it easier to read, store and retrieve more good stuff. Third, there’s more good stuff out there. I mean really, if you told me I absolutely had to pare my blog roll down to 25 educator sites, it would take a lot of agonizing over which ones to cut. Even the ones that have been more silent of late (most notably Joe and Pat and Pam and Seb and Sarah,) I still want to hang on to them in case the authors start cranking it up again. (I have to admit that I’m feeling some angst over the fact that so many of the regulars who I learned so much from early on have gone quiet. Not to say that there aren’t some great new voices in the conversation, but it does give me pause…)
And anyway, while sometimes I forget, I do have a real job that I have to produce some stuff for now and then. (BTW, check out my newest banner…it’s just too much fun.) So anyway, I’m thinking about ways to spend less time but keep scanning the same amount of stuff. Maybe Furl to the rescue again???