I am a fairly obsessive blog reader. I just checked the RSS feeder I use, The Old Reader, [insert obligatory moment of silence for Google Reader] and it tells me that I follow 262 blogs on a daily basis. Some of those are dead, and I need to do some cleaning; some of them post multiple times a day. It averages out to about 180-225 blog posts a day. Do I read every single word of every post? No. I do some serious skimming for some of them – I’m looking at you, Harvard Business Review. (the signal to noise ratio of useful thought leadership to pure assholery is…less than ideal.)
I held steady for a long time, but I’m now at a point where I’d like to add new subscriptions. Over the next few days, I’m going to add a “horse blogs I read” function to this blog – possibly to the sidebar, possibly as a separate page.
I’m looking to expand my reading. I love finding fun new blogs to feature in my weekly blog roundups. I want to go out of my comfort zone and read different blogs, different point of views.
SO. I’m going to do a sort of reverse Follow Friday.
Please comment and tell me one (or two, or three) blogs that I should be following. Please include the URL and if you have an extra moment, a sentence or two about why you like that blog. I’d really appreciate it.
Thank you in advance!