Would You Give Up Your RSS Reader For Twitter?

July 5th, 2009 by

I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately on how to make my online blog and article reading more efficient.  I am subscribed to over 200 blogs in Google Reader and what used to be easy to skim on a daily basis is becoming next to impossible.  I used to have more time at the last company to catch up on blog reading throughout the day, but since the switch to PlasticSurgery.com I just can’t dedicate the kind of time needed to get through the list.

My reader is chock full of stuff from varied interests, but SEO is by far the largest category with the most frequent updates.  Last month I threw out the idea of having my readers and twitter followers decide what blogs stay in my reader, but I haven’t been able to come up with a valid way to expedite the process.  Today, while spending a little extra time catching up on last weeks posts I started thinking to myself, if I gave up my SEO blogs in reader could I pick up enough of the most important SEO information on twitter and other social outlets alone?

What are your thoughts? Do you think there is enough buzz on twitter from the SEO community to keep you well informed, or is there simply too much information and noise to consider twitter and social media a reliable source?  Share your thoughts in the comments below or weigh in on my previous idea to let my readers decide what I read.

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