Sometimes life gets too busy to process all the information that is coming into my Inbox or aggregator. Because of this I’m pretty brutal about when I decide to process information. If I receive an e-mail that doesn’t require an action from me then I will often put it into the maybe pile having briefly glanced at its contents.
With blog posts I tend to star them in Google Reader. It is quick (important) and I can come back to it later on. At the moment I’ve got “more than 20 items” in my starred items and I am going through them decide if, now after a week or more has passed I really want to do anything other than un-star it.