You might guess that I am doing some serious catch-up on my blog reading. You would be correct. At the same time, I am trying to suss out this question of how best to use aggregators to read blogs. And along comes this piece in Worthwhile from Kevin Salwen, Email Holiday:
A new friend, Joe Astrachan, who runs the family business program at Kennesaw State University in suburban Atlanta, wrote me the other day about his experience living without email for 10 days. He just plain refused, like David Spade in the Capital One commercials.
The full entry includes Joe's description of the withdrawal symptoms and then the pure glee he felt at the end of the ten days. It really isn't that critical to respond to email (or read my subscribed blogs) as soon as they show up. Heck, I have been leaving magazines to pile up on the kitchen table. With email, I have been judiciously filtering mailing lists into their own folders and reading when I specifically make time to do so. Blogs are in some odd middle ground, partially because I keep thinking there has to be a better way.