I’ve totally nabbed this idea from this post at Feministing, although I’m putting a bit of extra spin on it, because I like a bit of analysis alongside my lists of links.
For those of you who use feedreaders, which blogs are you excited to see a new post from? What in particular excites you – the topics covered, the writing style, the discussions that regularly occur to expand on the issues covered in the posts? Or other – what blogs are pure aesthetic or emotional delights, where discussions really aren’t the point? ?
I tend to read blogs that discuss cultural issues from a political perspective rather than blogs that discuss party politics above all, although plenty of blogs discuss both. I read quite a few humour and fandom blogs for light relief and random light geekery, while I read science blogs and atheist blogs for heavy geekery. I read some literary/performing arts focussed blogs, because I enjoy the style of analysis offered by the best of them and also it feeds my meagre appetite for celebrity soap opera stuff whenever something really drama-llama occurs in celeb-dom.
Do you share your favourite posts from your feed-reader with others? Some feed-readers make this simple, but not all offer the option. What I share from my google-reader [view page][subscribe to feed] is currently constrained by the fact that I have an RSS sidebar module for it over at Feminism 101 as “Recommended Reading From Progressive Blogs”, which means that I feel like I can’t share too many funny cat pictures there if I want it to have cred. Boo.
So, I invite links to people’s shared feed-reader items as well as mentions of favourite blogs in the thread below. If you post more than two links the automoderation will delay publication until I can approve it, so dinna fash y’sel’ if your comment doesn’t appear immediately – I’ll approve them as fast as I can.