I don’t know all these folks, but visiting personal websites and blogs is my favorite part of the day.
By no means exhaustive of the RSS feeds I’ve collected over the years, I went through and picked out these that still get updated with some frequency.
I may have forgotten some and always open to find new folks. HMU!
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
|Each post visually unique, often an elaborate and beautiful project or just a flower. Always good.
|Dispatches about that space between digital and analog, plus type
|Daily photos, Cincinnati, NKY, architecture, dogs, bikes, humanity
|Gastón Abril Rotger
|Daily photos, Buenos Aires, cats, family, friends, day to day
|Lovely photographs plus links (and music!)
|Thinking and linking
|Photography, walking, thinking, making
|Short and long form thoughts coupled with links and photos. (also maker of the fab ooh.directory, a vast collection of blogs)
|Stream of thoughts, celebration, creation, music making and one of the best personal timelines on the internet
|Chuck Jordan delightfully rambles about movies, television, Disney, Star Wars, video games, and computers
|Personal journal with photos. Pizza, keyboards, cats, and beautiful walks
|Visual journal of people and places
|Daily photos + a journal
|Liz doesn’t post often, but when she does it’s always extra good
|Dad, runner, reading, Oregon, all around good soul
|Miriam Eric Suzanne
|Art, code, personal reflection
|A dollop of design, sketches, music and work
|Art and a dash of tech all wrapped up in thoughtful design
|Khoi’s movies watched
|Kevin Fanning’s thoughts and whatever
|A little of this, a little of that… movies, quotes, thoughts
|James Coffee Blog
|Open web, coffee, moments of joy and sometimes Taylor Swift
|Tech, photography, 99 lists of links and then some
|Music, movies, making, thinking and air guitar
|A fantastic personal trove of data and thought. Trevor often blogs about films but posts about digital preservation and tech to boot.
|Heavy metal, bikes, running in the woods and email marketing
|Yearly updates on tech, business and life
|Personal blog, microblog, reads, likes and a garden.
|Zinzy Waleson Geene
|Zinzy sums it up best “a home for soft stances, lived experiences, and critical notes on the things I hold dear.”
|Culture, Arts, Tech, all the things, wonderfully often
|Started Mac, dabbles culture and sport. All of it spot on.
|Things that catch Tina’s eye (or heart)
|Videos, music, ephemera
|Curated things and experiences (and a store to boot)
|Collective collection of thoughts and links and news
|Andy Baio’s quality links and deeper posts
|Process, insight, reading, writing, watching, thinking, sharing (could fall in any category)
Design / Arts / Tech
|Design and Technology
|Likely about tech and the how-to of it all, but also about life
|Thoughts and type and thoughts on type and then some
|Design thinking and doing
|Design systems, thinking, tech and insight
|Longer posts on tech mixed with shorter thoughts and links
|Worth every penny look at brands/logos/identities/packaging and whatnot
|Visual arts with features and interviews that span the globe
|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
|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
|Lots of deep dives into type, archiving and design
|Dan Cederholm’s home for sharing design tidbits, insight, type and products
|Mixing the how-to of tech with bits of life
|Subscribed for the updates, but Draplin’s Insta is where his personal blog action lives
|Matt Webb’s notebook on tech, design & society
|Leadership and design thinking
|Writer of all sorts. Marketing, strategy, focus, environment and change
|Greg Storey doesn’t update his blog enough because he’s fiddling in Squarespace
|A mix of tech and personal (could live in several categories)
|Lots of thoughts on Apple, but also about technology and impacts
|AI, Photography, tech (and a big dollop of Adobe insight)
|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.
|It’s like a blog in your email box that you can also consume as RSS. It’s about ideas and creators and sharing.
|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
|A monthly(-ish?) newsletter with inspirational things by Jan-Paul Koudstaal
|Sunday Letters reflect on a variety of topics, all good.
|Weekly inspiration, local chapter news and virtual fieldtrips
|Did Someone Say Emoji?
|Jennifer Daniels dishes colorfully on digital communication
|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
Have a blog or newsletter to recommend? Drop a line!