I don’t have time to read every good article I come across. Nobody does.
I might skim them from my phone in a spare moment, but unless it’s highly captivating, I just don’t set a lot of time aside.
And that means a lot of good stuff goes unread. So, I’ve started sending articles to Instapaper, then have it read it to me while I do other things.
Instapaper has a premium option for $29.99/year that reads out articles at a speed you prefer. It’s like iPhone’s “Speak” function, but you can set it to a much slower pace so you can actually digest what’s being read.
The voice sounds robotic, yes. It’s not a world-class feature. But I find I’m able to “read” a lot more articles I would otherwise have no time for this way.
Now I send articles I find to Instapaper and set up a list to listen to while I clean dishes or go walking.
Give it a try if you find yourself in a similar situation.