Blurred vision, and a throbbing head from so much content being digested. These are the symptoms of a “content high” Over the course of the past two weeks, I launched this blog and began overloading myself with massive amounts of content from my google reader. The only purpose for reading so much is to provide you, the reader, with interesting content.

In the process of filtering through all of the content in my reader yesterday, I came across an interesting article by Marshall Kirkpatrick, the ex-writer for TechCrunch. The article discusses the work flow process he used at TechCrunch. In brief, Marshall spent the entire day sifting through his RSS feed reader that contained over 1,000 subscriptions. Additionally, a few times every hour he would check out a couple startpages like originalSignal and PageFlakes. A personal favorite of mine is PopUrls.

The main point is that if you are trying to get started with your own blog, you need to keep up to date on all topics relevant to the stories you write. Over the next week I will be writing about professional blogging and all that it entails. I will be discussing how to start your own blog, what tools you can use to gather information more effectively, and all aspects of blogging as a business. I also plan to include a couple of interviews with influential bloggers in the blogosphere. Hopefully you will find these articles to be interesting and informative.