RSS (momentary) liberation

I’ve been neglecting my RSS news reader lately. Each time I start up NetNewsWire the unread items count goes up by a few more tens; 600, 700, 800 unread items. Where do I start? So I close down the app not being able to face so much unread news. All those weblog posts I should be reading. What am I missing? I can’t stand it, so I fired NNW up again, 900 unread items…

Then I had a flash of inspiration. Mark all as read. There, no unread items. I’m on top of the news. I can relax.

Uh oh, wait a minute, another refresh of all feeds is in progress…

Is it just me?