I just now un-subscribed from my TasteSpotting feed. It's a great recipe site, gathering recipes from all sorts of websites, but it just got to be too much for me to deal with. The latest stats say it has 690 posts/week and believe me when I say, an extra hundred posts per day to wade through was just too much.
It was twice as worrisome when I also had the foodgawker feed. According to their latest statistics, they posted 1,563 recipes this last week.
Both sites were good at finding other recipes sites I subscribed to in my reader, but the problem with the feeds were that most recipes were uninteresting or nothing I cared to save or try (like eel, etc.) Quite a large number were also in other languages and most of the time it wasn't worth the effort to translate them.
I probably have 30-40 recipe site feeds in my reader now; some post every day or multiple times a day,but others publish less frequently. I think I've got plenty for now. I also frequent other sites that have recipes and get several newsletters every day in my email inbox.
Yep, I feel better already. This will let me devote more time to the dozen Dallas Cowboy website feeds I have.