Build your own feed

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I recommended a treasure blogger to readers on social media ,

treasure blogger

Many people think the content is pretty good, but they also start to worry. The reason is that the blogger is on Weibo, but his own Weibo has been dusty for many years and they don’t want to pay attention to it. Is there any way to get the blogger’s output without opening Weibo? You know, there are many, many platforms similar to Weibo on the Internet, and we will miss such treasure bloggers countless times.

uncontrollable information flow

In fact, everyone is very familiar with the concept of information flow. When you click on Taobao, the first screen will be a product information flow that suits your appetite. When you click on Toutiao or Douyin, you will see information flow. However, the carriers that carry information are slightly different. Some are a list of pictures and texts, while others are a list of videos. We are immersed in various information flows all the time. It is worth mentioning the Moments, which is a relatively special information flow, consisting of content generated by the friends you follow. However, as WeChat has grown over the past ten years, most people’s Moments have already overflowed.

If you are like me and don’t want to install too many clients, don’t want to be disturbed by too much irrelevant information, and want to gather the information you care about in one place, then the next step is the content you care about.

Build your own information flow

How to aggregate the “treasure” information scattered on various platforms and focus on it together? To make a long story short, let me provide some tools and clues. Here is the rendering of the construction:


1) You need an RSS reader . I recommend Reeder 5. There is not much to criticize about the Mac/iPhone/iPad experience. The key is that it supports scrolling instead of reading. Some content you don’t want to click on after reading the title. , as long as the scroll bar scrolls over, it will be automatically marked as read. If you are a subscriber who often has thousands of unread messages, this function is very stress-relieving, and it is paid; there is a free product with a slightly weaker experience, NetNewsWire , I also experienced it for a while, and it was pretty good;

2) You need a tool to convert any content into RSS . I recommend RSSHub, , which has currently converted content from mainstream media and channels into RSS; you can also customize it yourself. Convert your favorite content on the Internet to RSS;

3) I suggest you find an RSS platform and register an account to manage RSS collections . On the one hand, it can make it easier for you to synchronize data between multiple platforms, including additions, deletions, modifications and checks of feeds, as well as read, unread, favorites, etc. Status synchronization, on the other hand, can also well support multi-person collaboration, such as sharing your subscriptions with others, or converting other people’s subscriptions to your own subscriptions, etc.; I researched many similar products and finally chose It is Inoreader, . Although it is also a paid product, the free quota is enough;

The next thing you need to do is to find the content you like. This is a long-term task, and you must constantly expand your reading boundaries; more importantly, you need to maintain your own feeds from time to time, such as some that have been read for a long time. The content that has been skipped, even if a little bit of good content occasionally appears, should be given up decisively, because the cost of screening is too high.

Some doubts about the construction process

RSS can be said to be a product of the last Internet era. With the offline of Google Reader, RSS has also been declared dead. In China, RSS-like tools can no longer even be found on the APP Store. The specific reasons will not be expanded on in this article.

Finding an RSS reader that you can use will be your first choice. Many RSS aggregation platforms, such as Feedly/Inoreader/NewsBlur, etc., will develop their own RSS readers. If you are used to using it, you will feel that the experience is completely satisfactory. According to your own needs, the first step of the above construction process can be omitted.

Most RSS readers can be turned into a Local Only tool, and then use iCloud as a data intermediary to achieve multi-end synchronization of RSS sources. So why do I recommend that you find a platform to register an account to manage RSS? I have given a simple explanation before. In fact, in addition to the experience, the most important thing is that the platform will have more advantages. For example, it will help you explore the content. When you find A , you can find more A' with the help of the platform. ; For another example, the platform provides intelligent monitoring and filtering capabilities. Some readers mentioned :

I used Inoreader before. Its core function is keyword monitoring, which I like very much. The second is keyword filtering. You can customize actions after setting rules. This year I switched to NetNewsWire, a free client, which seems to be enough. My sources are dynamically updated, mainly blogs, newsletters, government information, media, etc.
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The RSSHub project has been open source for many years. It has built-in information source subscription capabilities for a large number of platforms, such as Bilibili/Twitter/Weibo/Youtube, etc.:

RSSHub Bilibili

All you need to do is go up and find the blogger you need, then pull down the corresponding ID, splice it into an RSS feed, and add it to your RSS List.

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Maybe you really enjoy immersing yourself in the information flow experience brought by different social media, then this tool may not be suitable for you. Some people will think that this operation is a bit hard-core and the cost of getting started is slightly high. I can only say that everything is there. Some people will practice it after seeing it, while some people just collect this article and then dust it away. .?

Building tools is just the beginning. The key is to continue to explore information sources that are beneficial to you and to continuously expand your reading boundaries. Once again, in the process of building information sources, you need to keep the structure and content of the information sources updated for a long time to ensure that the information obtained is effective for you and can produce cognitive enhancement. Otherwise, all actions will only serve you. Just built another information silkworm room.

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