In gardening, those who excel at growing and caring for roses will place high importance on pruning your rose bush, allowing light to reach the inside branches of the plant. Proper pruning allows for the plant to blossom to full potential.
If you’re just getting started reading RSS feeds, you may eventually find yourself with so many feeds – you may want to throw the whole thing away. Hold the phone, my gardening friend. Get your sheers out and let’s prune some of those feeds.
- Recent Reading Habits: If you haven’t read an item from a feed in a couple weeks, might be a good signal that it has become dead wood. Prune it.
- Too Many Items: If you can’t keep up with all the items (does this feed post 10 items every day?) you may be suffering from overeating. Too much fertilizer is rarely a good thing.
- Dead Feed: Sometimes, you’ll need to pull a feed out of subscription because it’s never updated. Take it out of rotation and the task of feed reading won’t seem so heavy.
- Signal vs. Noise: Is the feed providing your valuable, relevant or unique content? If not you’re going to end up skipping it soon – so just cut it.
By pruning your RSS feeds, you’ll be allowing light into the inside branches of your brain. Proper pruning allows for your feed reading to blossom to full potential.