If you are a blogger, chances of being affected by IOS is one hundred percent. Information Overload Syndrome. I intended to write this as a comical post but didn’t want to miss the message(thoda hero!!).
One of the prime reason, to apply brakes to this blog was that I found myself unable to sustain interest in reading a full news article. Inadvertently I was just skimming through the news sources. Astuteness was missing. Usually link bloggers who write several posts linking to various blogs/ news during a single day have written in the past about having time only to skim through news sources. Though this blog isn’t a link blog, over the last few years of blogging regularly, I found myself doing this skim stuff.
Bloglines is a necessary devil. The more blogs I subscribed via bloglines, the more time I spent trying to catch up with the un-read stuff. The big pile of unread posts, started to bother me. It’s just me. Some of them really have time to read all the blogs. With the assortment of interests that I have, I had to divide time between all of them.
I’m slowing down. Clearing things up. My online reading list has been trimmed to the most important news/blog sources that keep me abreast of happenings. Offline, I’ve cancelled all the 32 books on queue at the public library. I’m now set out to read the absolutely necessary stuff. And read it with the same interest as before. Currently, I only have April Reader’s Digest and a shortstory collection[Story-wallah]. The other things are deferred until I finish these.
Ofcourse this post is highly personal that I needn’t have posted it here. I could have saved some information overload on you. Since this addresses one lazy man’s struggle of keeping up with information overload, thought someone else might also say, Aamaam paa Aamaam. If you find yourself nodding to that statement, just get the hell out of here and read a rajeshkumar novel.