23
Mar
07

RSS feeds anxiety

I’m so exhausted. I had one of those nights when I couldn’t sleep because an idea had taken hold of my brain and just wouldn’t let it go. Have you ever had one of those nights? A night where sleep just won’t come because an idea is burning itself into your brain like a 1000 watt spotlight and just won’t go out? That was the kind of night I had.

I kept having this dream, more like a vision, really, since all I could see was this big orange RSS icon, and then I would wake up, and one thought would be racing through my brain, making it spin like an out of control engine: “RSS feeds. I must do more with RSS feeds.”

Even as it happened I realized how weird this was. Up until about a month ago I didn’t even know what an RSS feed was, and now my subconscious was demanding that I do something with them, telling me that there was a void in my life that could only be filled with RSS feeds. I would fall asleep again, only to start dreaming about RSS feeds. I must’ve woken up the same way about six times last night. Always thinking about RSS feeds.

So what does it mean? Could it be Murphy‘s fault? Just the other day he was showing me something nifty he’s done with RSS feeds on his blog. Maybe this is a manifestation of the blog-envy I always feel whenever I visit his site.

Or is it perhaps my own guilty conscience pricking me over my blogslackery? Telling me I need to do more, more, MORE, and still more with this site, and that I will never be a worthwhile human being until the day arrives when I am on everyone’s RSS feed.

Or is it simply time to change my medication?

RSS feeds. What does it all mean? RSS feeds. Why now? RSS feeds. What do they want from me? I’m so tired. I have to go to bed now and stop thinking about this.

RSS feeds.
— Smith

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10 Responses to “RSS feeds anxiety”


  1. March 23, 2007 at 11:43 pm

    Sorry, I can’t help you. I read about it once, but it didn’t make much sense to me. If you figure it out and it’s really neat, let me know. 😉

    Go talk to Murphy. He’s got it all figured out.

  2. 2 Red
    March 24, 2007 at 5:32 pm

    What in the flipping hell is an RSS Feed? I must look it up. I must.

    You’d be better off looking it up than asking me to explain it to you. I still don’t completely understand it. I guess it’s a way of keeping up to date on blogs and websites with frequently changing content. Or something like that.

  3. 3 Red
    March 24, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    Ah yes, I did look it up, thank you anyhow :]

  4. 4 ~m
    March 24, 2007 at 10:38 pm

    I think you need to cut out the hallucinogenic ‘shrooms before bed. The RSS dreamGods will cease immediately.
    Great post, Smith.
    Thanks for the link too.
    ~m

    I don’t know, I think I’m too far gone at this point. RSS feeds. Aaarrrggghhhhhh!!!!!

  5. 5 joebec
    March 26, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    i don’t know what RSS feeds are so i hope they don’t invade my dreams!!

    For your sake, I hope not! 😉

  6. 6 anabelsmith
    March 28, 2007 at 1:06 pm

    I think the only reason I watch TV is to stop the constant lightbulbs from exploding in my head, great post! anabel

    Thanks!

  7. March 28, 2007 at 8:54 pm

    I used to use Bloglines to catch up with my blogsurfing but I tired of it. Now I just surf the old fashioned way.

    I’ve been using the “blog surfer” here on WordPress and I find it works pretty well.

  8. March 29, 2007 at 9:55 am

    Hey Smith I can feel your pain!! I am totally held hostage in the “urban technology jungle” as I am about to launch my website company soooo I too have many sleepless nites thinking about RSS feeds etc. I hope it will pass as I launch but I fear it may get worse… Xoxo GolfGirl

    It’s a confusing new world out there.

  9. March 30, 2007 at 10:02 am

    Ok, it’s been a week since this post, I am beginning to get worried that you fell victim to the whole RSS feed and whatever other bugs dear Mr. Murphy is planting in your head!

    See the post I uploaded today. I think I’ll miss you most of all.

  10. April 2, 2007 at 11:43 am

    i have all of my blog roll on RSS feeds…it’s great….mind you it took kel some time to get through my thick head what it was all about……

    Same here!


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