During a typical day I will browse the headlines of 500-800 stories in my Google Reader. I skim the headlines for articles, posts or stories about 4 or 5 different areas of interest:
- Finance and Economics - I used to be a financial analyst, investment banker and ran a brokerage firm for a number of years. The stories I usually pick up are about areas of the economy and financial information as it affects real estate.
- Communication - Lately I have been focusing on stories about Social Media, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook specifically.
- Real Estate - National stories about builders, trends, brokerages, foreclosures as well as local real estate information here in the Washington DC area.
- Bicycling - I ride a bike for excercise, to save money and to maybe save a tree or two.
In Google Reader I will share all the stories I feel are important enough that others should read if they are concerned or interested in the same things I am. Of the 500+ headlines I skim, I read about 20-30 stories a day and share about 3 or 4 on a typical day. This takes about 2 hours each day. So if you subscribe to my reader you will in essence have done pretty much the same amount of reading as I have, only it has taken you only a couple minutes to do the same thing.
If you want to follow along you can bookmark Tony's Google Reader Page. You can also go to Google Reader and add me to your list of people to follow. My email address is tonyarko at gmail.