Like (I guess) many people, I have accounts on several websites that I’d loosely classify as being social media sites–some (like GoodReads or Pinterest) less so than others (such as G+ or Twitter). And what I am coming to realize is that I do not think there is any way on earth I can possibly keep up with all of them. Because on top of those, there’s LJ, Dreamwidth, a deliberately scattered approach to Facebook, I haven’t even begun to look at Tumblr, and then there are all the inidividual blogs and sites and and and…
I am breaking out in hives just thinking about it. (Alright, to be fair, I was breaking out in hives anyway, and if you want to get technical it wasn’t hives but more yet-another-bout-of-dermatographia which come to think of it is really hitting the point where I should make an appointment about it, but…)
I used to manage to keep on top of, more or less, via Google Reader. Since that closed down, I know I’ve basically missed months of content. I can’t quite bring myself to write it off, but I can’t figure out how to catch up, either.
And today I topped four hundred e-mails in my inbox.
How do you manage it? How do you track everything you’re interested in? What sites do you follow, and how often do you check in?