My Process for Reading & Sharing Content Online

I have a myriad of online sources that I consume on a daily basis. If you look at my iPhone, it’s all apps to read stuff.  Once I find something I like, I share it via social media and my email list.  I thought I’d share my process.

Reading

Everyday I’ll keep an eye on social networks like Facebook and Twitter.  Often, someone will share a link that’s interesting.  If it’s something that takes a while to read, I’ll save it to “read it later app” Instapaper.

I’ll also read the New York Times, BuzzFeed, TechMeme, and my RSS feeds in Digg, along with the Digg home page.  Again, if I find interesting articles that I can’t quickly consume, I’ll save them to Instapaper.

Once the kid goes to bed and any chores are done around the house, I’ll plop down with a glass of red wine or a beer.  As I unwind, I’ll plow through my Instapaper queue.

Sharing Via Social Media

I really like sharing to all the different social networks and I like getting stats about what stories people click on it.  Buffer has been filling this need nicely.  Plus, it takes the articles that I find and it drips them out over the course of the day.  It makes me look smart all day long versus in short bursts, which is how often I’m reading.

Sharing Via Email

To pull together links for my email list, I’ve created a folder within Instapaper.  When I think an article would be of enough interest to stick in someone’s inbox, I share it to that folder.  When that folder hits critical mass, I start a new email to Justin’s List, which I write with MailChimp.

So, what’s your process for consuming and sharing content online?

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