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I'm Mike Pope. I live in the Seattle area. I've been a technical writer and editor for over 30 years. I'm interested in software, language, music, movies, books, motorcycles, travel, and ... well, lots of stuff.

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First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 10/20/2018

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Posts - 2528
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Comments/entry - 1.02
Hits/day - 373

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  04:08 PM

The aggregator's dilemma: what do you do about blogs you subscribe to that are so prolific that it's almost impossible to keep with them? I have three such in my aggregator at the moment: Creating Passionate Users, lifehacker, and grow-a-brain. In my aggreagtor, I currently have 46 unread entries for CPU, 110 for GaB, and a whopping 1181 for lifehacker[1].

The thing is, it's like back issues of the New Yorker. When you do get around to reading them, there's always great stuff there. So I don't want to unsubscribe. Or maybe I do, so I don't know what I'm missing.

Thoughts? What would lifehacker recommend!?


[1] In fact, clicking this blog in my aggregator chokes it for about a minute.

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