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bradenslen
bradenslen

I am over my limit for feed to follow on Inoreader free. I may have to either pay or move to a different reader. I’ve been experimenting with Wordpress reader but I’m finding it cumbersome.

nitinkhanna
nitinkhanna

@bradenslen WP's reader is strange. Would be great if it worked well and accepted all RSS feeds, but it doesn't seem to. You should look at splitting your your reading to localized readers on different platforms if you want free. Then, all read later tracking and interesting stuff happens on pocket/instapaper.

kicks
kicks
@bradenslen I don’t know Inoreader—what is keeping you from paying for it? Is it not worth paying for? I also wonder what you are looking for in a reader. I mean if it reads RSS—what else is there? (I don’t understand using a reader and am looking for some enlightenment. Don’t think you’ve written about this yet—is there something you’re looking for beyond basic notification that a new post/comment has materialized? To me, they seem like e-mail clients—not much to it.)
bradenslen
bradenslen

@kicks Oh, Inoreader works just fine and is normally the online reader I recommend. I'm just cheap. That and all these online payments start to add up over time so I hate adding another into the mix.

First I need to clear out some dead wood on Inoreader.

bradenslen
bradenslen

@nitinkhanna I ruthlessly unsubscribed to feeds - anything that I was not reading and/or had gone dead - and got back below the limit. So I'm good with Ino for now.

bradenslen
bradenslen

@kicks I rotate, weekly, between my Linux and Windows laptops so I like using online feed readers as opposed to software versions running on the computers. Otherwise I could use a software based reader, probably for free or one time payment.

nitinkhanna
nitinkhanna

@bradenslen cheers!

ladyhope
ladyhope

@bradenslen Wait, there's a Wordpress reader? I mean I know there are WP RSS reader plugins, but most of those don't fit my criteria for feed readers.

ladyhope
ladyhope

@kicks Rss readers have some of the same features as email clients, but I'd rather have all my subscribed sites in a different place than my inbox. As it is I'm already subscribed to too many discussion lists with high traffic. The best ones have bookmarklets or extensions that will let you subscribe to a feed extremely easily. Inoreader also has the feature where you can create feeds for pages without them, I think. I don't use it so I'm not sure.

bradenslen
bradenslen

@ladyhope It's part of Wordpress.com and it comes free when you register an account there. Wordpress Reader has an awkward UI, but you can follow nearly anything that has a RSS feed, it's not just limited to Wordpress blogs.

kicks
kicks
@ladyhope I’m wondering lately if there’s a better way to do ‘readers’. Like you say, once you are monitoring 100s of sites, it’s disgusting to log in each day and see 100s of unread posts. I’m wondering if there’s something that could give me an overview of all the activity that’s going on out there, so I can then decide what to read. No ‘unread’ counts, no notifications. And, rather than having a big feed of recent activity, have a list of all the ‘bloggers’/‘writers’ so I can see who’s active—maybe with a little graph of how much is going on with them, maybe a list of recent post titles or something… Makes me think of the Peach social network, where the ‘inbox’ was names of people who had updated—you could then go in and view their stuff. It was never presented as a big newsfeed or a big inbox of individual posts.
tones
tones

@kicks i started using a feed reader the other day, and already I don't like opening it to find a stack of unread posts. so i'm sticking with having blogs of interest saved on my pinboard, and just checking in on them when I feel like it. some I read daily, others weekly, still others, whenever... works for me.

martinfeld
martinfeld

@tones That’s the sensible way to do it. I find a number of unread posts in a feed annoying too. There's nothing wrong with just going to a website to read content.

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tones
tones

@martinfeld plus i like looking at peoples blog designs too, so an added bonus there.

martinfeld
martinfeld

@tones Exactly! Generic feeds strip away the personality.

ladyhope
ladyhope

@kicks I suppose unread counts don't matter to me because I just log in whenever I feel like it. Same goes with email actually.