I never am able to catch up with the blog updates I intended to read. It can be attributed to the fact that I (may be) subscribed to too many feeds than I could possibly read.
Since the subscriptions are sorted, I end up clicking on Boing Boing every time I open my reader. I can never finish reading (not even scrolling) the whole stuff. And at the same time I don't want to mark it all read, since I really want to go through it all some time (eventually).
The number of unread posts is not a problem actually, if I just stick to the posts. But you know how it is... you click on a link and then other links and it's just never-ending.
Right now I see 1600 posts unread......