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.
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.