Taking in a bunch of info is fun and great, whether it's from blogs, podcasts, audiobooks, whatever.
But don't think that all of that is actually necessary. Don't beat yourself up if you miss out for a few weeks. You're most likely not going to miss that golden morsel of info that will change your life. And besides, the updates you really need to know about will trickle down to you anyway.
No, the truly life-changing stuff will come from real learning.
Probably you could pick 2 books this year, really read them and apply them to the max, ignore everything else, and truly LEARN. And you would get so much more from that than chaining yourself daily to your bursting-to-the-seams RSS feed which contains 10000x the amount of pure infornation yet only serves to paralyze and bloat you.
(Why 2 books? Because a little multitasking is necessary in life - motivation redundancy and identity diversification and all that.)
I'm not putting anyone down for insufficient asceticism - stuffing your head with Lifehacker.com and Hacker News is after all better than doing so with TV. But keep in mind that it's infotainment, not learning.
Info fasting and 2 books. Could you do it?
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