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Managing Information Overload

In todays world, there is so much (good and useful) information out there that it becomes too difficult to follow and remember all of it. A few days back, I was having a discussion with my partners at LifeMojo on how can we keep track of so much good information out there with the very little time that we have in our hand. In the discussion, I mentioned about the schedule that I have been following for the last 2 years without any problem for reading more than 50 good blogs daily:

  • First of all, use a good RSS reader. I prefer Google Reader.
  • Make a schedule to go through the blogs that you subscribe two times in a day. I prefer checking the blogs in the morning and night.
  • Read the article which interests you (based on your topic of interest) and if you think it might be interesting to others then share it with them.
  • If you think that there are too many good articles to read, keep the longer articles unread or bookmark it for future read.
  • Take out 60 – 90 minutes of time from your weekend and make sure you read all the articles that you could not read during the weekday. This way you don’t have a growing list of some good unread articles.
  • For the past 2 months, I have also started to blog summary of some of the very good articles that I read during the week and I think it has really helped me in going through the article in more detail.

Please also share your way of managing this information overload.

If you are new to the blogging world and need a list of some of the good blogs out there, just drop me a mail ar varun.vgupta[at]gmail[dot].com.