If you’re like me I’m constantly reading everything, yet I rarely have time to read anything. When blogs like mine land in my inbox, the first thing I do is check who it’s from. Then I read the subject line, if that intrigues me I’ll open the email and read a few sentences. If that draws me in I’ll drag the article into that special place of honor, my “Read Later” file. And there it sits, patiently waiting for my return. Rarely, if ever, do I go through my “Read Later” file. It’s a shame to, because there’s some really good stuff in there. However every time I open the file there are months of articles screaming at me to read them first: “Pick me… Choose me…” they plead. It’s become too overwhelming to even open the file. So here’s what I did, I had over a years worth of (unread) articles and I trashed everything beyond 3 months. Just dumped it. That took out a whopping 2/3 of the file. It was a tense moment, but I felt lighter after. I figure if I was meant to read it, it will come around again, right? I’ve now committed to reading one “Read Later” article a day. Just one. Like anything else it’s an experiment. I’ll let you know how it goes. Next stop, the garage!

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