So much information these days, so little time.
I consider myself moderate information consumer - following around 50 blogs - business, startup, personal development, etc + a number of twitter accounts. But I still feel like there is too much stuff coming at me. After a week of being too tired to read after work, there is something like 1000 posts waiting. Takes me a day go to through all that.
So how does one avoid information overload?
(Nice to meet another Bulgarian here!)
I too follow many blogs, but I have a different strategy. I realize blogs are not email, and I am perfectly OK with missing a post or two. So, I do several quick checks during the day and read the most important posts (if the subject catches my attention). I mark the rest as read and go on. If I miss a truly important post, it will come around through my Twitter subscription or one of my IM buddies.
Note that Twitter can get distracting too -- I check on it about twice daily and I do not keep a tweet-notifier app running.
A service that I recently subscribed to has really helped me stay on top of some key areas even if I fall behind my feeds. Check out http://www.smartbrief.com/ I also scan through alltop.com for some topics that I have a general interest in.
One last tip is to set up a time every week (I do mine on Sunday afternoon) to clear your inbox and pending feeds. This helps me start of the week fresh.
The other way to do this is to look at aggregators who have taken the time and effort to put together some effort to collect all these blogs and information sources based on certain topics at one place.
I had a problem myself following all the important blogs and then I asked myself a question - "What if I just follow only the top 10?". This would contain a majority of the trending topics in the blogosphere. That reduced my hunting around for information and going to just one place to get a glimpse of articles / news.
The only disadvantage you would encounter with an aggregator is that the top sources are decided by an existing audience and might not meet your top 10 selection.
As part of a self promotion :) that is what I did at startups.paper.io
Have time away from the screen and also absolute clarity about what your goals are and the results that you want to achieve. That way your mind is primed to only notice stuff that will take you in the direction you have set. You can ignore the rest.