I use Pocket to save a list of articles I want to read, and my list has grown entirely too long. I'm trying to force myself to read an article a day to help clear out some of those articles; a great way to do that would be to set up a daily e-mail that includes a small number of randomly-chosen unread articles that I could quickly read through (or delete from Pocket, if they're outdated or I've already read them).
Here's what I have so far:
Pocket has an RSS feed that only shows the thirty most-recently added unread articles.
Pocket has an API that I could use to retrieve all my articles and pick a random one, but that would involve writing a local script or setting up an online program.
IFTTT has great Pocket integration and can do lots of things with newly added articles on Pocket. I can use it to send me new Pocket articles in a daily or weekly digest, but the goal here is to dig deep into the pile of unreads to find something interesting, not to send myself articles I don't want to read.
Do you know of any way to pick a random article from an RSS feed and display it or e-mail it to me? Is there any way to get Pocket to return more than 30 articles in an RSS feed, or a third-party software for doing that? Is there a Pocket competitor that has any piece of this functionality, or -- ideally -- a proper one-article-at-a-time daily summary?