Too many RSS Feeds – Newsgator FeedDemon

This cartoon pretty much sums up my feelings, after spending time importing and organizing feeds into Newsgator’s FeedDemon desktop RSS reader.

cartoon by we blog cartoons

Cartoon by Dave Walker.

I was able to quickly import my existing subscriptions from Bloglines into FeedDemon, keeping the folder structure too – a large amount of feeds that I have collected over 4 years or so making many of them out of date, or no longer read, meaning a long reorganization for me.

Newsgator has recently made all its RSS suite of products free. In addition to FeedDemon they also offer NetNewsWire, the Mac version, NewsGatorGo for mobiles and NewsGator Inbox for Outlook.

All these RSS services synchronize with each other. For example, I can add feeds to Newsgator Online and they will appear in FeedDemon too. Other tools offered by Newsgator are Feedstation, which allows you to download multimedia content and synchronize it with your iPod or other portable media player and NewsGator Desktop (Beta) which resides in your system tray and informs you when there is an update to one of your feeds.

I thought I would give this method of reading feeds a try; although I still prefer to get some feeds delivered by email and some via email news reader, I found that I was not visiting Bloglines frequently to read the others.

Another useful tool from Newsgator is NewsFriends for Facebook users. “With NewsFriends, you just select friends and automatically get the news they are reading. You can also pick packages of popular feeds on topics like entertainment, sports, and top news selected by NewsGator editors or add news feeds directly.”

I could not resist reading instead of organizing and came across We Blog Cartoon by Dave Walker, which is where the above image comes from. Not only does Dave offer the use of the images for blogs but gives you the the link code to use the images directly from his site. After having a pleasant respite looking at his amusing cartoons, I had better carry on trying to get out from under the RSS pile. Before I go I thought I would share this one you too.

facebook - cartoon by dave walker

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9 Comments

  1. Posted January 14, 2008 at | Permalink

    Thanks for including the cartoons – they’re great aren’t they! Despite the threat of being overfed I’ve just subscribed to your feed. And working out what to add to the Carnival of Australia tonight.

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    • Sueblimely
      Posted January 14, 2008 at | Permalink

      Thanks Duncan. Please let me know if there are any topics you would like me to cover in this blog.

      I am looking forward to being the host of the Carnival Of Australia.

  2. Posted January 14, 2008 at | Permalink

    I like the cartoon… Looks very cool drawing. I’ll subscribe to your feed as well Sir… :)

    • Sueblimely
      Posted January 14, 2008 at | Permalink

      Thanks Jake, much appreciated.

  3. Posted January 14, 2008 at | Permalink

    thanks for this info and the cartoons – they are funny and true -I am overfed .I’ve subscribed to to many feeds help.

    Babyamore (Trish)’s last blog post..Little Losers … not so funny

  4. Posted January 18, 2008 at | Permalink

    Bane of my life trying to keep up with feeds. I used to feel guilty, but not any more. I have a cultural issue and love to visit blogs individually. I use Google Reader and like it, but it is just a question of time. Great cartoons.

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  5. Posted October 23, 2009 at | Permalink

    I have a cultural issue and love to visit blogs individually.

  6. Posted November 1, 2009 at | Permalink

    If any of my regular readers wish to do a guest post on that blog aimed at beginning blogspot users or have written tutorials that I could link to please contact me.

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  7. Posted December 3, 2009 at | Permalink

    Bane of my life trying to keep up with feeds. I used to feel guilty, but not any more. I have a cultural issue and love to visit blogs individually. I use Google Reader and like it, but it is just a question of time. Great cartoons.

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