Originally posted by nd32k3
Ok, well what are those ways?
good organization. my songs all have proper tags, i've added comments, and they are rated to my own scale. most of my music is alternative and rock, so i went to those playlists (i make my genres playlists) and tweak them so that i don't have any one star songs or songs i've only listened to once. if they are one star, i won't want to listen to them on my ipod. if i've only listened to them once, chances are i don't like them too much either. now i also have top rated, new stuff (50 most recently added songs), and heavy rotation playlists that always get synced. that way, if there is a song that i've only listened to once, but is new, it still makes it on the ipod. also, my 20-30 songs that i'm really liking at the current time are in my heavy rotation playlist, which is not a smart playlist and therefore i have total control over.
you dont have to follow my system, but i would suggest at least looking through yours to weed out songs you wont necessarily listen to on the road. after all my filtering, i still have plenty of "random" songs that i dont listen too often but are there for those moments when you want them.