Friday I opened my Google Reader and discover something altogether disturbing. I had 517 unread stories.
That's a crushing amount of Damn You Auto Corrects, Cake Wrecks, Wil Wheaton, Lifehacker plus many, many, MANY other post that there was no possible way I could read. Ever. That's why there were so many unread posts. I just don't have time to read them all.
So I did the most sensible thing I could do. I deleted everything unread.
Then I deleted all of my subscriptions.
Now that might seem a bit drastic, but the idea of unread posts piling up into hundreds, and maybe even thousands, is just overwhelming.
The problem is I am crazy busy all day long. Taxes, taxes, taxes! Business is jumping. So my slack-off time to read posts in the office is completely gone.
When I get home, the very last thing I want to do is sit in front of a computer. I won't even check my email.
Put these two facts together and you get a Google Reader that becomes your boss. And that's no good.
I made a list of all the blogs I did subscribe to so I could put them all back when tax season is over. So I will return! But for right now, no, I'm not reading you. Or you. Or even you. It's just got to be this way to preserve my sanity.
I hear you now. Hey woman, you are saying, if you have time to write this post, you must have time to read my stuff. Funny enough, not having posts to read gives me time to come up with my own thoughts. So we'll call this time an experiment. Will I use the spare moments I have during the day to write more? I think I will. Or maybe not. We'll see how much I post before mid-April!