My online reading habits have shifted over the past few months, both in the amount of time I have to spend reading online (less) and the way I do it (more on the smartphone, less on the computer). It was a little surprising to me how much the device I use determines what content I consume.
I’m still using Feedly (their app is pretty good, though if you go in and out of it, it doesn’t save your place, which is annoying), and reading many of the same blogs as I’ve been reading for years (see this post from August 2013). Some old favorites have fallen by the wayside, particularly webcomics, which don’t display well on the smaller phone screen. I’ve also, happily, discovered some new ones (and am taking recommendations!).
Here are the blogs I’ve kept up with through these months of erratic sleep and limited free time:
Linda @ Three Good Rats
Brita @ Library &
Anna @ LCARSLibrarian
Brian @ Swiss Army Librarian
Jessamyn West @ librarian.net
Wonderfully weird: Jenny Lawson (author of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened and Furiously Happy) @ The Bloggess
Delicious (if labor-intensive) recipes: Deb Perelman (author of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook) @ Smitten Kitchen
How to live a “luxuriously frugal” lifestyle (which sometimes dovetails and sometimes clashes with The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up): Liz @ Frugalwoods (discovered via this Boston Globe article)
Parenting/humor: The Ugly Volvo (start with her deconstruction of Goodnight Moon)
Technology, privacy, general nerdiness: Cory Doctorow @ Boing Boing (I make a valiant attempt to keep up with this one, but am perpetually behind)
What makes you stick with a blog – content, humor, consistency, post length, post frequency? My ideal right now is a shorter post – several paragraphs, say – a few times a week; most of the blogs above follow that formula fairly closely. What blogs do you read? Whose writing do you enjoy?
Have you ever noticed a shift in your reading habits due to format (print, digital) or device (computer, smartphone, tablet)?
One thought on “Stuff I’ve Been Reading, Online Edition”
Oh dear, I just fell into a rabbit hole of reading The Ugly Volvo, including the post about Goodnight Moon that I’ve read at least 3 times already. It never gets old.
I think your blog post ideal is pretty similar to mine. I had to unsubscribe to Forever Young Adult because they post SO MUCH and most of it isn’t book-related (I still follow the on FB). But yeah, not super long, a few times a week…my exception is Smart Bitches, Trashy Books which posts more frequently but their posts are very clearly categorized and I just skip the ones that don’t interest me.