Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Little Uncluttering of My Own

Yesterday, I unsubscribed from Unclutterer. Here is why:

  1. I'm subscribed to so many blogs that if I spend two days away from Google Reader I go to over 1000 unread items.
  2. After you've read Unclutterer for a couple years, you find there aren't really that many new ways to reduce clutter.
  3. In addition to the new posts every day, they also put up "A year ago on Unclutterer" posts and I'm "come on, I already read this."
  4. They have a cute feature called "Unitasker Wednesday" where they show a product that is only good for doing something that is not necessary or that you can already do with common tools you own. Unfortunately they start each post with the caveat: "All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness." I get that they want to prevent comments from clueless newcomers who don't get that it's a joke, but those commenters aren't regular readers. The clueless deserve scorn, not a warning that sucks joy from the regulars.

1 comment:

brad said...

#3 is what made me unsubscribe from Lifehacker as well. I guess those posts boost pageviews? But in the RSS universe they're just irritating.