So, I'm learning about RSS feeds, having a good time, minding my own business when BAM!, an actual mountain of information crushed my spirit.
Seriously though, I was enjoying Google reader and the prospect of getting all my news on one "station". I started browsing some possible feeds to add and decide the comic strip Unshelved is a good pick. Hhmmmm, what else? Well, the links in the CMLibrary don't go anywhere and the Charlotte.com link is broken too. Scroll down a bit, click on Technorati. Now we're talkin, stem cell research and human embryo cloning. Where is the RSS tag for this (this, this....wait a minute what is this?). It's a blog and I don't know this guy or enough about stem cell research to know if anything I just read is true. Wait, this is a blog search engine. Not what I'm looking for. I'm back on Google reader page and click Browse for stuff and there is a "bundle" of news feeds that look decent enough so I subscribe and BAM!, 192 items fill my reading list. And like that, the light has gone out, my spark for RSS feeds is dead.
I walked away for awhile and thought about it. I decided to unsubscribe to everything and then try choosing again, more selectively this time. I did just that and started to see value in having all my news on one page, although I have to admit that it will take some time to collect the feeds from all the sources I generally enjoy.