How To Read A Blog Post 3 Times Faster
Having recently being introduced into the world of blogging, there is one thing I have to do everyday to keeps me informed. It is the simple task of reading blog posts by different people on different sites. This allows me to contribute to the conversation of each blog and is one of the main ways to I use to add contacts to my network.
The challenge however, comes with managing my time to read as many of them as possible. I recently made it a goal to read at least 25 blog posts a day. The question then becomes, what is the fastest way to accomplish this?
The answer is Accelareader!
What is this and how can it help you to read faster?
Accelareader is an online application based on a technology called RSVP, which stands for Rapid Serial Visual Presentation. It is a type of technology that displays text one or two words at a time, giving your eyes a break as they only have to focus on one spot instead of scanning across lines of text like in traditional reading. This results in an average reading speed increase of 25% to 40%. Another benefit if using RSVP is that it trains your eyes to read information faster.
Here is how I read blog posts for maximum efficiency.
- Load Accelareader on one tab in your web browser.
- Load the blog you are reading on another tab.
- Copy all the text from the blog post and paste it into Accelareader.
- Alternatively you can also use Accelareader’s bookmarklet to make this process more convenient.
- Once you text is in the app, adjust the speed and other settings to your liking, click begin, and hit the READ button.
I read at about 300 word per minute with a 2-3 word “chunk” size using Accelareader. With practice you too can read at double your normal reading speed.
The world of blogging can be very fun and addictive. There is a lot of great information out there and in order to get a good daily dose of it, we need to rethink our reading strategy. Luckily we have apps like Accelareader to give us the advantage of reading more in less time.
Joseph is an Iris instructor based out of Toronto. He loves to share his personal knowledge as an entrepreneur, and credits a lot of his success to speed reading techniques and productivity strategies.