In high school, I read blogs and long reads online. Freshman year, I read books instead. I noticed that I just couldn't read fast enough. So I built a workflow for reading/consuming as much content as possible. Disclaimer: I'm by no means a productivity guru or anything of the sort. It was just a big enough bother that I decided to create a system.
I use five technologies to help me source & get through content: Twitter, Email, Instapaper, Audible, and my Kindle.
Twitter helps me stay up to date on what's happening in the world as well as what is popular (that would otherwise be unpopular). For example, a random new VC may write a great post, but because I haven't subscribed to this VC, I wouldn't get it in my inbox. Twitter helps me find those sorts of reads. Then, I save to my Instapaper for reading in batches.
Email ensures that I have a one-stop shop for all the reads that I care about. Blog subscriptions and similar news sources (The Information) go there. I'll glance over them and decide how to categorize. Either I'll save it to Instapaper if it seems relevant, read as soon as I get it (if it's super relevant), or archive. I have to check my inbox regardless, so it eases the process.
Audiobooks are usually for books that I want to read for a purpose other than personal development. For example, a new friend may recommend a book, and I want to show them that I care for their recommendations, so I'll download the book to Audible. These books are not high enough priority to dedicate reading time, but it's important to have the knowledge. For non-fiction, I'll listen to books at around 2-2.5 speed, and for fiction, I'll listen to at 1.25-1.5.
Kindle is for books that I place at the highest priority. If I'm reading a book on my Kindle, I'm probably highlighting and taking notes to instill what I learn and to review later.
The benefit of all of these is methods is that I can study the content periodically. Instapaper allows me to highlight what's relevant and saves the highlights. Kindle highlights are exportable too. And for audiobooks, I'll go back and read a summary to cement the material.
I used to read everything either on my Kindle/Twitter, but I realize there's just too much good stuff out there. I needed to have a system to be more effective.