There's a couple serious information consumption problems with reading blogs and online articles, no matter how informative, engaging or actionable the content is:
- You will be working online and stumble upon an article that you know is going to be worth reading, but you don't want to stop working on your current task.
- Distraction factors are huge; the temptation to check email or social media accounts.
- A lot of times you will read half an article, get distracted by something and never return to finish the article.
- If you want to reference information in that article later, you have to go back and find it.
- If you're like me you have a million bookmarks in your web browser, if you bookmark yet another blog or article to read, all that does is ensure it's going to be lost in the avalanche of bookmarks.
- If you're a hustler-geek like me a lot of times you like to read work or business related articles at the end of the day to let the knowledge marinate into your mind as you relax.
- Reading on your computer screen is bad for your eyes, especially at night, which is when you are probably doing most of your reading if you follow proper information consumption practices.
The Solution: An Evernote 'Stuff to Read' Notebook
The free and AWESOME tool, Evernote, synchronizes notes between your web browser, devices and smart phones beautifully. This makes saving articles for future information consumption super easy.