survival of the fittestis used to support the superiority of the most popular one in that context. People like to consider themselves 'fit'.
How do people read three digit numbers of subscriptions? I have around 40 and already consider it messy at times.
I read my 132 subscriptions in about an hour and a half a day. Today, that was 10-11 AM and 7:30-8 PM. Seems pretty reasonable to me. I now have my blog-reading computer permanently located at home, where I am not present very often; I find this is a much better use of my time than reading stories 1-2 at a time as they come in, like email.
And yeah, that’s eaten into time I’d otherwise use to post to my blog. My research has been a blast recently, which is good, but rather time-consuming.
Of course bulk reading is more efficient - and it is probably good practice to shut the aggregator (and e-mail) down while working…
I still find that it takes a lot of time and often posts lead to links which lead to other links which’ll make me write a blurb on something myself which’ll cost a lot of time in the end.
The other point I observed in myself is that I tend to skim over things very superficially when there is a large backlog of posts in my aggregator. I am not sure whether this is just good filtering or whether I may not be doing justice to the effort that people may have put into their posts. (Not that I owe them or anything, but where’s the point in reading what people write if you don’t care about it?)
Received data seems to be invalid. The wanted file does probably not exist or the guys at last.fm changed something.