One of the few things that remain on my ‘look-at-every-time” blogs is How-to Geek.
In its year-end cleaning they revisited their Best How-To Geek Guides of 2011. Subjects covered are:
- The How-To Geek Guide to Getting Started with LastPass
- The How-To Geek Guide to XBMC Add-Ons
- The How-To Geek Guide to Making Your Own Custom Ethernet Cables
- The How-To Geek Guide to Getting Started with Usenet
- Hardware Upgrade: The HTG Guide to Picking the Right PC Monitor
- The Beginner’s Guide to Using QoS (Quality of Service) on Your Router
- How to Secure Your Wi-Fi Network Against Intrusion
- How to Use a Soldering Iron: A Beginner’s Guide
- How to Pick the Right Motherboard for Your Custom-Built PC
- The How-To Geek Video Guide to Using Windows 7 Speech Recognition
- The Beginner’s Guide to Shell Scripting
- The How-To Geek Guide to Hackintoshing
- The How-To Geek Guide to Audio Editing Using Audacity
- The How-To Geek Guide to Scoring Free Wi-Fi
- The How-To Geek Guide to 3D Monitors and TVs
- The How-To Geek Guide to Buying an HDTV
How come I read this blog and not the many others I am subscribed to?
The reason is simply that this is the only one I am subscribed to by email. I had, in the past, set up RSS feeds for all the other sites I wanted to keep up with in my Thunderbird and I read, or at least skimmed, them all on a daily basis.
Until it got too time consuming and I decided to use Google Reader so that these new posts did not interrupt my workflow. I transferred all the feeds to Google Reader and made a nice icon in my task bar for it – – – and that is where it remains – mostly unnoticed. Now, when I remember to check new blog posts, I have an overwhelming “>1000” to deal with. So, most of the time, I just select ‘set all as read’ and be done with it.
Conclusion – email still gets much more of my attention than RSS feeds in Reader.