I need my daily dose of reading. I’m not talking about fine literature, rather other people’s seamless ramblings and personal outbursts. I need my daily blog fix.
Unfortunately, my current suppliers have somewhat irregular posting frequencies at best. Klas is so busy he hasn’t updated since the beginning of April, Kristoffer and Ole drop by to update us every month or so, while beldin.net has moved all the way back to basic and I’m sure when he’ll return with any content. Some other daily reads I’m just growing tired of.
So where to find some quality incoherent ramblings? There are a lot of blog search engines out there that rate their most popular content. The bad thing about these lists is usually that they are usually based on the number of links to and from the site, and not the actual quality of its content. So I turned to the 9rules Network. They describe themselves as “a community of the best weblogs in the world on a variety of topics”, just what I was looking for. The network members are picked during 24-hour submission rounds where the network gets hundreds of applicants. Only a few lucky are allowed to actually join; something that should probably mean that the ones who do maintain some quality blogs.
I’ve started to flip through their Personal Community for new blogs to read, and so far I’ve found four that look like they are worth a daily visit:
- Broken Code by Khaled Abou Alfa. Born on the 23rd of August 1979 in Lebanon, raised in Greece and have been living for nearly a decade in the UK.
- Lunar Adventures by Andrew Kaufmann, a freelance guy executing a variety of tasks vaguely categorized under “communications.”
- No Dependencies /No Logo by Napfisk, a (now jobless) thirtyish editor.
- Sporadic Nonsense by Shawn Grime, an aspiring graphic artist/web designer, living in Springfield Missouri.
Have a look at these sites, maybe you’ll get a new daily fix, too.
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And thanks for the kind words.
(My posting can be at best be described like a tornado - absent for months on end, but fierce when active)
Btw, that BBC interview killed me.
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