It is time to curate my Google Reader subscriptions again.  I try to keep my daily blog reading as efficient as possible.  To do this I change up my Google Reader in three different ways:

  1. Google Reader Social Network – I follow people on Google Reader based upon their profile and how much they will contribute to my daily reading.  I manually and programmatically evaluate other Google Reader users to see if they will be in my network.
  2. Subscription Organization – Every 3-4 months I go through all my Google Reader subscriptions and organize them into folders and unsubscribe from irrelevant feeds.
  3. New Feed Discovery – I search for new “source” RSS feeds from blogs of companies in particular research areas.

I needed to do a lot of house cleaning this round and remove subscriptions for Cloud Computing blogs.  There has become a lot of spam in this space and a lot of sources have just gone silent.  Not much new to say on the subject I guess.

I am searching for API RSS subscriptions, so I went to the ProgrammableWeb API directory and added blogs from API service providers I feel are relevant.  I have 65 API source blogs I’m following currently.  Here is the API Feed OPML file.  I will continue to add new subscriptions (and update OPML file), and curate specific posts from my feeds and share in my API Industry RSS feed.