Organizing Feedly by Tags

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I’m kind of obsessed with organizing my RSS feeds, and I try to do a restructure every two years or so.

This time I’m going hyper-specific with tags.

Tags are basically how Feedly does organization, so it’s a natural fit. But prior to this re-org I was using very large tags like, security, technology, politics.

Those turned out to be too broad.

So what I’m looking to do now is break them out into smaller pieces.

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The naming mechanism is basically: subject-subtopic-type, or subject-qualifier which gives me tags like:

  • politics-outlets

  • news-high-quality

  • security-vulnerabilities

  • influencers-science

  • politics-news-high-quality

This way I can inforporate the context—and trust level—when I’m reading headlines. And it allows me to use two main techniques to prioritize my reading:

  1. Add the highest quality ones to Favorites

  2. Sort the list from top to bottom by priority

So if I’m in a massive rush I can just check Favorites.

And if I have time I can start from the top and move down.

And if I am only interested in certain topics, or certain sources, I can check just those tags.

Hope this helps give someone ideas on how to organize their stuff.

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