For instance, at this moment I have 725 posts in my reader. 725!!! (And that is up from the 712 it was merely at the start of writing this post!) I have been trying to widdle this down over the last week or so, and it didn't start off as that many, but you know how it is, as soon as I get one post read then 4 more get published and added to the list in its place! Plus, much of the time I scroll through my reader on my phone if I am not able to get to the computer. So, I always "save as unread" the posts that I like, want to see on the big screen, or want to tumbl- but if I am not able to get to my reader on my computer for a day or so these really add up!
If I were to ask my parents about this predicament, I am sure they would harken back to my yesteryears when I would even refuse to sleep for fear of missing something... anything really. It is a plague. Ingrained in my character since birth. Each time I dare to even consider hitting the little "unsubscribe" button, that nagging, sing-songy little voice whispers, "But what if they post something really good?! You'll never know..."
Want to hear the even crazier and almost funny part?! I really have been trying to chisel up my reader lately- get down to the blogs that I truly love and know that I absolutely don't want to miss. So, I have actually been unsubscribing from a few blogs here and there. One day I even went through and did I big purge and was starting to feel a little bit better about my situation. For some reason, however, Google keeps adding these blogs back into my reader!!! Ahhhh!! I have no other reasonable explanation for it and the only thing I can think is that these phantom blog subscriptions are stalking me! I can't break free!
If anyone has a suggestion for how to handle all of this (including permanently deleting subscriptions from my Google Reader) I would love to hear them. Until then I will hold my breath, close my eyes and click the "Mark all as read" button with a cringe and shiver down my spine. I am sure I will be missing a plethora of
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