Hacking and slashing through the web can be a trepidus task. Especially if you have things on your to do list, and you don’t have the time to muck about. As much fun as getting lost in the web can be, it’s a GTD killer.
The solution? Organize the web the way you need to see, when you want to see it. To do this I use Google RSS. If you’re not familiar with RSS, here’s a brief video into so you get the just and can jump right in within minutes.
My own RSS feed allows me to organize the websites I browse frequently, in a geeky easy to use fashion. I can access new content without following the white rabbit too far into oblivion.
The Point of RSS
- Browse the web for new, relative and interesting stories
- Stay on topic while browsing the web (for work, play, specific topic of interest)
- Save websites you might otherwise forget or those that get lost in your bookmarks
Case in point below, I organize my favorite websites in 4 folders 1) Design 2) Geek 3) Marketing 4) Work Related.
If you’re eager to jump right in, here are a few of the top RSS Feed services. If you have a better one, add it to the comments!
Reeder - Apple/iOS
Feedly - Firefox
Netvibes - Web App
If you’re wondering about ease of use, it’s as simple as just clicking the following button on the website you like. Sure, some don’t have it, but you can just as easily add it by inputting the site URL manually.
On an equally as important note
On an equally as important GTD note, for goodness sakes have a to do list! Even better, have work, home and play to do lists. Otherwise, what are you doing with your time and how will get you where you need to go?