RSS feed angst

So never mind that I got more comments than I ever got in my whole life from friends of mine telling me that of COURSE I should have been using Firefox ages ago . . . (thanks for never telling me anything important!!!)

And never mind the fact that I am happily blogging again . . . (as if you hadn’t noticed?!)

Seriously. I have a new problem! Don’t you feel sorry for me?! (and even if you don’t, now that I know that you HAVE THE ANSWERS TO ALL OF MY WOES, I’m confident that one of you will have a solution for this one . . . )

The one thing I REALLY liked about Internet Explorer 7 was that I could subscribe to RSS feeds quite easily, and could just monitor them from a sidebar that I could show or hide at will. Well, I’ve tried two or three different things with Firefox so far, and I don’t really like any of them. I had tried the IGoogle thing (I know some of you swear by it–or WOULD swear by it if you weren’t good little Reformed girls!–but I just don’t care for it) and now I am working from an additional “page” on my yahoo that allows me to list a bunch of feeds–but the set-up feels cumbersome to me, and I miss the ease of flipping through my RSS feeds with ease, and of not having to backtrack to a centralized page, then scroll through said page, to get to the posts I want to read . . .

Part of the problem is that I definitely have FAR too many feeds that I’m subscribed to. (I always think about something I read–on a blog, I’m sure–about how if you spend too much time reading other people’s blogs, you don’t leave yourself enough time to write your own–I think that’s probably applicable far beyond blogging . . . ) But it’s hard . . . because although I try to prune out some of them on occasion, most of the blogs I read on a regular basis are ones that I’ve become quite fond of. From the single foster mom who I’ve been reading so long that I feel like she’s a friend now, to “IRL” friends that I need to keep up with, there is just so much to read . . . so yes, I need to prune, but what I really need is a better way to get to my ever-growing collection of “must-read” blogs.

any suggestions? (other than “get a life”–thanks–I did try that once!)

ps–seriously–to paraphrase Forrest Gump–you’ve got your Reformed blogs, your black folks’ blogs, your black Reformed folks blogs, your fat chick blogs, your coolest-fat-teenager-EVER blogs (okay, that ones’s one of a kind!), your education blogs, your grammar police blogs, your anti-racism blogs, your loldog blogs, all of those “overheard” blogs, there are lots of those, fried blogs, blog soup, blogs on the half shell . . .

(you get the idea . . . seriously, I keep thinking of categories I’ve missed, but probably nobody is still reading at this point anyway . . . )

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4 thoughts on “RSS feed angst

  1. I also LOVE iGoogle…
    However, you can achieve something similar in Firefox… Click on your feed. Drag the url from the address bar to the customized links bar…
    Not sure if that’s what you’re looking for…
    I would recommend iGoogle… Have you REALLY given it a chance?

  2. thanks, guys . . . I e-mailed both of you individually.

    but again . . . we are talking about WELL OVER 100 RSS FEEDS!!! of which maybe a third of them are updated multiple times EACH DAY.

    I don’t think you are grasping the extent of my RSS addiction . . .

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