Things are a bit quiet in the world of blogs anymore, but visiting them is my favorite part of the day. By no means exhaustive or a representation of the RSS feeds I’ve collected over the years, I went through and picked out these favorites that still get updated with some frequency. I may have forgotten some and always open to find new folks.
If I had just put all these in a single table, the columns would line up. Alas, I started with categories and realized they were an awful way to organize. I don’t have the gumption to reconfigure!
A Whole Lotta Nothing Whatever grabs Matt Haughey’s attention Aegir Each post visually unique, often an elaborate and beautiful project or just a flower. Always good. Scott Boms Dispatches about that space between digital and analog, plus type Phil Armstrong Daily photos, Cincinnati, NKY, architecture, dogs, bikes, humanity Gastón Abril Rotger Daily photos (under projects), Buenos Aires, cats, people, day to day Jason White Lovely photographs plus links Rachel Kwon Thinking and linking Craig Mod Photography, walking, thinking, making Phil Gyford Short and long form thoughts coupled with links and photos. (also maker of the fab ooh.directory, a vast collection of blogs) Simon Collison Stream of thoughts, celebration, creation, music making and one of the best personal timelines on the internet Spectre Collie Chuck Jordan delightfully rambles about movies, television, Disney, Star Wars, video games, and computers Jasper Tandy Personal journal with photos. Pizza, keyboards, cats, and beautiful walks Naz Hamid Visual journal of people and places Bobulate Liz doesn’t post often, but when she does it’s always extra good Cabel Sasser A little of this, little of that and sometimes Disney Sean Sharp Dad, runner, reading, Oregon, all around good soul Miriam Eric Suzanne Art, code, personal reflection Jon Hicks A dollop of design, sketches, music and work Subtraction Khoi’s movies watched whygodwhy Kevin Fanning’s thoughts and whatever Matt Thomas A little of this, a little of that… movies, quotes, thoughts James Coffee Blog Open web, coffee, moments of joy and sometimes Taylor Swift Colin Devroe Tech, photography, 99 lists of links and then some Rob Weychert Music, movies, making, thinking and air guitar Trevor Morris A fantastic personal trove of data and thought. Trevor often blogs about films but posts about digital preservation and tech to boot. Seth Werkheiser Heavy metal, bikes, running in the woods and email marketing Chris Shiflett Yearly updates on tech, business and life
Kottke Culture, Arts, Tech, all the things, wonderfully often Daring Fireball Started Mac, dabbles culture and sport. All of it spot on. Swiss Miss Things that catch Tina’s eye (or heart) Yewknee Videos, music, ephemera Laughing Squid Firehose of links MetaFilter Collective collection of thoughts and links and news Waxy Andy Baio’s quality links and deeper posts Austin Kleon Process, insight, reading, writing, watching, thinking, sharing (could fall in any category)
Design / Arts / Tech
Arun Venkatesan Design and Technology Chris Coyier Likely about tech and the how-to of it all, but also about life Robin Rendle Thoughts and type and thoughts on type and then some Ethan Marcotte Design thinking and doing Dan Mall Design systems, thinking, tech and insight Ben Werdmuller Longer posts on tech mixed with shorter thoughts and links Brand New Worth every penny look at brands/logos/identities/packaging and whatnot Colossal Visual arts with features and interviews that span the globe Sidebar 5 Links to Design / Tech by a community, daily It’s Nice That Highlights and stories of inspiration and creativity Present & Correct Collections of visual goodness mixed with occasional product announcements Spoon & Tamago Japanese Art, Design & Culture Stephan Ango Thoughts on technology and ideas Fonts in Use Firehose of fonts in use. Usually topical and clumped delightfully. Elliot Jay Stocks A bit about design and soon to be a book about type Doug Wilson Lots of deep dives into type, archiving and design Simple Bits Dan Cederholm’s home for sharing design tidbits, insight, type and products Luke Harris Mixing the how-to of tech with bits of life Draplin Subscribed for the updates, but Draplin’s Insta is where his personal blog action lives Interconnected Matt Webb’s notebook on tech, design & society Cameron Moll Leadership and design thinking Seth’s Blog Writer of all sorts. Marketing, strategy, focus, environment and change Airbag Industries Greg Storey doesn’t update his blog enough because he’s fiddling in Squarespace Trey Piepmeier A mix of tech and personal (could live in several categories) Riccardo Mori Lots of thoughts on Apple, but also about technology and impacts John Nack AI, Photography, tech (and a big dollop of Adobe insight)
Austin Kleon Weekly collection of thoughts on creativity and everything that leads up to it Typographic & Sporadic Elliot Jay Stocks has a new occasional newsletter mostly about type and it’s chock full of good. Ironic Sans It’s like a blog in your email box that you can also consume as RSS. It’s about ideas and creators and sharing. Dense Discovery Weekly curated goodness, with a healthy dash of humanity and consciousness Things to Click A little dose of links to get you through your Friday from Guy Inspired By A monthly(-ish?) newsletter with inspirational things by Jan-Paul Koudstaal Jack Cheng Sunday Letters reflect on a variety of topics, all good. Creative Mornings Weekly inspiration, local chapter news and virtual fieldtrips Did Someone Say Emoji? Jennifer Daniels dishes colorfully on digital communication Hello Computer Pete Carr’s personal newsletter about being non-binary, autistic and seeing the world Letters from an American A history professor interested in the contrast between image and reality in American politics
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