It seems the biggest distraction I’ve found for myself to avoid finishing my novel is catching up on my RSS feeds. I have 300-some of them, so it’s a big job, since I let them accumulate since about last August. A lot of them, I’ve just binned, but many more I’ve decided to wade through, just to see what my favorite bloggers have been posting about in the last few months.
But I’ve come to the conclusion that with that many blogs in my blogroll, I’m not going to be able to keep up with them all, and also do all the other things I am resolved to do this term, like writing projects, swimming daily, redesigning my site overall, continuing this reading of books (of which I have many I have never even opened) and so on.
So a cull is coming. My blogroll is going to become a lot shorter. It’s nothing personal; I will probably be cutting some very good bloggers, and I may miss some wonderful posts out there. But on the other hand, I am already missing tons of wonderful posts out there and don’t know what I’m missing. After the first month or so, I’ll forget what I’m missing if I get my blogroll down to half its current size, too. So I’m going to go for it…
After I finish my novel. That’s tonight’s sleepless night project.