I know – it seems overwhelming. The amount of information available, the articles, blogs, tweets, updates…Digesting it is more than most people really have time to do in a day. Some of us (raising my hand here) LOVE to read the blogs and filter through the articles relevant to us. Some of us (uh um) THRIVE on taking it all in, sharing what seems most relevant — all while managing the rest of our work.
People always ask me how I manage to stay so involved on Twitter. I often catch the undercurrent of their question — “You must not be very busy if you can tweet the way you do.” Sometimes, I explain that Twitter feels like a part of my day…it’s not an interruption to me to reply to people and share posts from my great Twitter community. Other times, I remind the questioner ofÃ‚Â the adage, “If you want something done, ask a busy person.” We have time to do what we prioritize.
But I digress! I am lucky, because I have a constant flow of information in my Twitter stream and many useful blogs in my Google reader, and I enjoy going though them and sharing what is useful for my community. You need to have tools and resources to help you get the best information so you can use it in the time that you have.
So, I thought it made sense to share some ideas and resources to help you gather the best information in the little time you probably have!
My first suggestion: sign up for SmartBrief. Their tagline is: “We read everything. You get what matters.” They have over 100 industry newsletters, including my favorites that may interest you (in the Business category): SmartBrief on Your Career and SmartBrief on Workforce. There are many categories of newsletters, each curated by expert editors who comb through the news of the day to share it with subscribers.