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Brandon Bohling

Reading Queue

Today there is no shortage of content to read. Even though I read at least two hours every day I feel like I can’t keep up with my reading interests. Two hours is barely enough time to read my RSS feeds let alone any content I push off into Instapaper.

Reading list (traditional books/ebooks):

And don’t get me started on my time dilemma with podcasts!

I know that the root cause to my time problem is focus. I have so many interests that it is far too easy to get bogged down, so I am going to try the following techniques in an attempt to carve out more time to read from my queue:

  • Go from reading 70 RSS feeds daily to just 4
  • Only look at my Instapaper queue once a week and timebox: 1 hour
  • Only sit down to watch any type of TV/movies twice a week: 4 hours max per week
  • Don’t purchase any more reading material; only add to my wishlist

I will try this new strategy for a month and see if I can make a dent in my reading queue. That will include a 10-day vacation so if I can’t make any headway than maybe I have much deeper issues I need to address!