Why I stopped using feeds

I’m a fan of feeds. Whether is a curated RSS feed, a nice Twitter account or a great newsletter. All these are great tools to stay always up to date with things I care about and don’t miss out on “important news”.

And that’s precisely why I stopped using them. I don’t want to live a life where “staying up to date” is a priority. I don’t need that. I don’t need to always know what’s going on everywhere and with everyone.

And neither do you (probably).

Which doesn’t mean that I stopped reading or listening to what people have to say. I still enjoy reading good blog posts and listening to great podcast episodes.

It simply means that I’m no longer subscribed to their feeds. I don’t know when the new episode comes up, I don’t know when the latest blog post is published. Every now and then I remember about that particular podcast or blog or site and I simply visit it and catch up with the new content.

Good content is rarely time sensitive. You don’t need to consume it NOW. Take your time, live the internet at your own pace.

Where do you go from here?

Follow via RSS or Email. Thoughts? Comments? Feeling lonely? Want me as your first reader? Get in touch. Sometimes I send a newsletter from the top of a mountain.