Ok – I listen to a lot of different podcasts. I do reach a point though, where there is no human way I can catch up.
In podcasts, just as blog reading, people feel a twinge of guilt when they “Mark all as read”. If you listen or read more than three things, it will snowball at one point and you’ll be looking for ways to injure yourself so you can spend the hospital recovery time catching up.
Well, here’s the thing. Typically, hospital stays are getting shorter, so the self-inflicted wound you would have to endure may also prevent you from listening to podcasts, thereby making the whole exercise less-than-useful.
Here is Bob’s magic 1-step solution :
“MARK ALL AS READ/NOT NEW/HEARD..” whatever.
Assert yourself in the confidence that if anyone there talked about something REALLY important about you, someone will let you know. Now I’m not saying never listen to anything, that’s not the point, but give yourself permission to start with a clean slate.
In fact, for more advanced mark-all-as-heard people, the next step is to delete ALL your podcast subscriptions, and resubscribe only to the ones you miss. You may find you have room for new voices and ideas, and will enjoy fresh perspectives.
Of course, it goes without saying that you should absolutely NEVER unsubscribe to anything I’m remotely involved in…