- Ignore the hype
- Check out the hype, follow a handful of people
- Love it and check it everyday picking up where I left of the day before
- Start following more people; create lists
- Whoa, too much! Just check it now and then to pick up anything interesting that was posted that last hour or so. Plus, use it when I write a blog post (self-promotion yay!)
RSSSince Google Reader was discontinued, I briefly used The Old Reader, but after a while, I switched to Feedly. I can't really remember why I made the switch. Possibly because the Old Reader was experiencing load problems at the time (because thousands of developers were moving from Google Reader to the Old Reader). I hear it no longer has these problems, but in the mean time, I'm happy at Feedly.
I use NextGen Reader on my devices to connect to my Feedly. Great app.
PodcastsAfter following blogs for a while you collect a large amount of blogs to follow and read. Lately, I notice I don't take as much time to read them as I used to. Also, reading blogs is subject to ups and downs based on how busy work is, how busy home is, how I feel, etc.
Podcasts are my new information source. While you can't follow as many podcasts as you do blogs, the good ones provide a wide range of information. My commute is about 45 minutes which is perfect to follow several podcasts throughout the week.
Here's my selection, in no particular order:
- DotNetRocks: a must-follow, not just about .NET anymore
- Windows Weekly: mainly, but not only, Microsoft-focused; decent critical journalism
- The Moth: great true stories
- This American Life: interesting journalism