I don't like making New Year's resolutions.
I don't like doing something simply because you're supposed to. It invariably ends badly. If I decide to do something it's at a time of my own choosing and because I want to do it rather than out of any sense of obligation.
A couple of days ago I decided to clean up and diversify my RSS subscriptions.
I was already on the lookout for more personal blogs but also wanted my river to not be so polluted. As such, I unsubscribed from the last of the trashier "news" sites I had been following: The Verge and Boy Genius Report.
I had removed Mashable from my feed reader some time ago as it badly lost its credibility along with its focus. Other sites like The Verge and BGR went the same route - moving beyond tech in an attempt to be more financially viable.
With the increase in breadth comes a lack of depth; stories are churned out purely for page views and ad impressions providing little actual value to the reader.
Now I am seeking more interesting and thought provoking reading material across a wider spectrum, especially the humanities - moving beyond tech in an attempt to be more fulfilling.
I'm always open to suggestions.