When my RSS reader gets empty I tell myself that I need more blogs to follow, to find more interesting people writing interesting things.

I'm currently only following 44 blogs so am always on the lookout or accepting recommendations. It used to be hundreds back before "the great purge" when I cleaned out my feeds and before a lot of people stopped posting in the social media gold rush.

Small fry.

Then I remember that I've got a stack of books sitting unread, a lot of which I've bought this year to be read this year in my drive to, well, read more.

But there are times when a book just feels like too much - a blog post can be finished in next to no time, it's standalone, no big commitment, convenient. With a book you're always looking to reach the end of the current section or chapter so as not to stop at artificial break points.

This is why I need to consume more books, to build up my reading muscles again after so many years of letting them atrophy.

I'm still on the lookout for good blogs though.

  1. Colin Devroe says: #
    Reading this post I've given myself the challenge to look just at my own subscriptions and choose just one to recommend. It is an agonizing task. But I've chosen Brain Pickings by Maria Popova, which you may already have in your list. I've been subscribed to it for years and have linked to it many times. It seems like it may be of interest to you because it often leads to reading other information and books and articles in order to get the full context. Hope all is well.
    1. Colin Walker says: #
      Thanks Colin. You're right, it is of interest and I've been a long time subscriber via email. The effort she puts in and the depth is extraordinary. I must buy her book at some point.
  2. Beko Pharm says: #
    Hej Colin, how about adding a blogroll [again]? I mean it’s hard to get recommendations when everybody hides the own feeds, no? πŸ™‚ (And yes I’m aware that my own is far behind – the list of blogs I read changes so much that I really need an automated sync to blogroll for this o0)
    1. Colin Walker says: #
      I removed the blogroll from the links in the footer to both clean things up and stop sharing out of date/incomplete information. It's still available via the direct link as the plugin is still enabled but very lacking. Maybe I could do a regular export of my feeds to OPML and link to that but wonder if that's too much work to both maintain and check.

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