RSS feeds are evil! – as so succinctly pointed out by Stefan. (Now if I could only be certain of how to actually pronounce “succinctly” correctly… sometimes if I read a word often enough, I end up believing I know how to pronounce it, thinking I’ve actually heard it.)
I discovered a handful of great blog posts, and blogs, that I have added to my subscriptions. There’s not really any way in which I can get through all the things I’m currently subscribed to. I’m going to have to learn some really good pruning skills.
That’s something I miss from a real-world newspaper – pruning convenience. The amount of information you get by glancing at a page is more than you think. You get a feeling for the importance of an article, you see it’s size, you absorb the headline and the photos, and you easily pick and choose what you want to read and what you do not want to read. I suck at that, when it comes to most websites, and blogs. Generally, I think news websites typically suck at helping you with that. But I am getting better. Much better, out of necessity.
Still, there’s the odd blog that I insist on reading the archives quite thoroughly. Real Live Preacher is one of them. This I do consider as partly a public service (and seriously this time, not like my “San Fran joke”) – as I’m collecting links to some nice historical posts, so you can see them too, without having to go through the archive yourself. There’s a number of other blogs I will also be linking to soon, some really “good bits” I’ve discovered. Why am I stalling? I don’t know. I want to do the posts justice. So for now I’m just collecting links (privately, not the ones in the sidebar, other than Real Live Preacher).
To maintain my tradition of making nearly all my blog posts too long, I’ll mention Google AdSense here as well – you might notice I’ve added some Google Ads to the sidebar. I’ll be discussing/thinking about advertising in some later posts (again, I’ve got some thoughts lined up in my mind), for now, they’re just there. Kinda funny, some of the ads that get listed, I am indecisive if I want to block certain ads or not. (Though, some seriously creep me out – like a “Revlelation” one – let’s avoid any keywords that might encourage more of these ads to appear, hehe.)
There was a time when I clicked on ads I didn’t like (typically in GMail sponsored links), because I wanted to cost the advertisers money… the problem with that? What if it encourages Google to give me more of those ads, based on my “preference” for them? Argh! Well, I’ve calmed down again to the point where I’ll only click on it if I actually have that “huh?! What on earth! I gotta see this, it’s just so stupid!” reaction. It’s better that way.