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List Your Ten Favorite Blogs

Today I realized that I don’t read enough blogs. In fact, I hardly read any blogs. That’s pretty bad for someone who blogs about blogging. Haha.

So what I need is for you to tell me what your 10 favorite blogs are. Not the ones that you promote. Not the ones that you write. Not the ones that you’re *supposed* to like. I’m looking for 10 really freakin’ good blogs that I should start reading yesterday.

Let me know in the comments section so I can update my feed reader. Hopefully we can point each other in the direction of some good, non-spammy stuff.

Author: ryancaldwell

17 thoughts on “List Your Ten Favorite Blogs

  1. I’ve been inspired by Marcus Frind and Plenty of Fish to start my own dating site, so I’ve become a bit of a blog addict while researching the dating industry, SEO, and blogging.
    I normally read:
    Chocolate O’clock – http://lori.bionhosting.com/blog/
    Markus Frind’s Blog (Paradigm Shift) – http://plentyoffish.wordpress.com/
    Matt Boyd – http://mingle2.com/blog
    Andy Arnott – http://www.collaboradate.com/blog/
    Joe Tracy – http://onlinedating.typepad.com/industry/
    David Evans – http://onlinedatingpost.com/
    Aaron Wall – http://www.seobook.com/
    Jeremy Schoemaker – http://www.shoemoney.com/
    http://www.seomoz.org/blog

    And of course I regularly visit Performancing, Technorati, TechCrunch, Mashable, StumbleUpon, Blogcatalog, and MyBlogLog. Not quite blogs, but nice places to learn about blogging and network with bloggers.

  2. * Computer Zen – Scott Hanselman is my all time favorite and he blogs about everything from the latest Silverlight release to sign language for infants. Overall, it is a technology oriented blog.
    * Coding Horror – The name of the blog should say it all, but it doesn’t. Jeff Atwood does blog about a lot of interesting things other than just the dark side of software.
    * LifeHacker – Gina Tripani and team put together a blog which has a lot of useful things with the theme “Geek to Live”; tips and tools for a better life. I like to skim the headlines and read something in detail if the headline is of interest.
    * ScottGu’s Blog – if you have anything to do with .Net development, you have to read this blog. As it says on his blog, he builds a few products for Microsoft.
    * More Tech Blogs – These I normally skim the headlines of, and every once in a while I go deep into reading an article that interests me: You’ve been haacked, The Old New Thing, Somasegar’s Blog, Sam Gentile’s Blog, ISerializable, Carnage4Life.
    * Joel on Software – Some very different commentary on the software industry. Joel is almost always fun to read.
    * Presentation Zen – Garr Reynolds talks about anything and everything that you need to make a good and professional presentation. Anyone who needs to give presentations should definitely read this blog.
    * Modern Life – Stuart Brown blogs about blogging, search engines, the web and is generally a good reading.
    * Intertwingly – Sam Ruby is the director of the Apache Software Foundation, and his blog records what he has been up to (typically interesting stuff).
    * Techdirt – The team really presents all the dirt on technology very well.
    * BoingBoing – One of the most popular blogs on the net. I read the headlines and dig in if I find something interesting. They cover a large variety of topics and so just by reading one post a day from here will expand your overall knowledge of things.
    * WorseThanFailure – WTF is the blog for real WTF’s in the software industry. To get your daily laughs, go here, but be warned, as you may be reminded of yourself at times.
    * TechMeme – Even before they become hot, the hottest things on the internet might surface here first.

  3. http://www.frederiksamuel.com/blog/ – good advertisement publicity… it’s everywhere so might as well try to find nice and clever ways to present it

    http://www.lifehacker.com

    http://www.engadget.com

    http://www.shoemoney.com

    http://www.mashable.com

    http://www.problogger.net

    http://www.boingboing.com – for random information

    http://www.techcrunch.com

    http://searchengineland.com/

    http://icanhascheezburger.com/ – and other funny stuff to turn my brain off after talking too much information through RSS feeds

  4. I just have a few to add:

    Blah!Blah!Technology – Great for tech, SEO, SEM, etc news.
    SkellieWag – Has some different kinds of stuff and a fun, accessible writing style.
    BlogStorm – Generally interesting blog on blogging.
    Gaping Void – Marketing blog with cartoons

    A random assortment, I know, but I love ’em! Oh, and I don’t think I would be able to survive these days without my Google Reader…

  5. I should add Chris G to the list – I loved his series on blog branding and he usually has a fresh and insightful perspective on things. His posts on Perf are an inspiration

  6. Btw, we need a good blog that covers all my fav tv shows, so I can stop getting info from Wikipedia and forums.

  7. “And for the record, i stopped using an RSS reader a couple of months ago”

    Haha. Ahmed. You and me both. I’m a faker. I’ve never used an RSS reader;-) God’s honest truth.

  8. I barely read any blogs on blogging or SEO at all, partially because all of it is a bit old now (unless you want to catch people bitching about Google) but also because there’s so much else to do. It’s nothing personal, I just prefer doing something else with my life than spend 2-3 hours with my feed reader.

    1. Dilbert Blog (Scott Adams)
    2. Four Hour Work Week Blog (Tim Ferriss)
    3. Seth Godin (on and off)
    4. Caught Offside (Chris) – to keep a check on my favourite competitor

    People I *should* be reading:

    5. Blogging Blogs – ProBlogger, CopyBlogger, DailyBlogTips, Lorelle on WP, Blog Herald
    6. SEO Blogs – Matt Cutts, Search Engine Land, John Andrews (johnon.com)

    I cheated, I know, but only because there are only 3-4 blogs I read.

    And for the record, i stopped using an RSS reader a couple of months ago – I get my news from the sites directly now. Old fashioned, perhaps, but it’s a conscious effort towards creating content as opposed to recycling it.

  9. [URL removed] – Please list your favorite blogs *here* at Performancing.

    Above is my list with my comments about each one. I hope that you like some of them.

    Cheers.

  10. Most people are surprised that I hardly read any SEO or Blogging stuff. Most of it drives me crazy with boredom.

  11. Websites I actually read on a regular basis:

    I couldn’t come up with 10 blogs. So I’m mixing blogs & sites.

    1. Rottentomatoes
    2. Drudge Report
    3. Daily Kos
    4. Business Pundit (disclosure – I own, but don’t write this site)
    5. CopyBlogger
    6. LifeHack
    7. Matt Cutts
    8. Performancing (seriously, I come here to read Ahmed’s great stuff)
    9. Engadget
    10. Living the Scientific Life

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