The internet is awesome – that goes without saying. But I think sometimes it is too awesome. There is so much interesting content out there, and it’s hard to keep up with everything. That’s why RSS feeds like Google Reader are so useful. Every new post is automatically added to your feed, which means you don’t have to waste time loading your favorite web sites when they update. I’m surprised that very few people I know actually use Google Reader, even though it’s been around for years.
It’s really simple to use – all you have to do is create a Google account and you’re set. Once you start adding sites, it will notify you when they update. You can find the link to this blog’s RSS feed on the top right portion of the sidebar.
Personally, I have over 40 feeds in my Reader, which gives me a good amount of reading material each day. Here are some of my favorite feeds to follow:
kottke.org is one of the longest-running weblogs out there (founded in 1998!). It is updated around 5 or 6 times each day with really cool articles, videos, and photos from around the web. It covers a wide range of topics – music, art, movies, television, sports, pop culture, and tech. It’s one of my go-to feeds each morning.
Joe Posnanski is my favorite sports-writer for many reasons, but his blog covers more than just sports. Read this post to get a feel for what the site is all about.
As they state on their site, “Letters of Note is an attempt to gather and sort fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and memos.” Basically the site posts letters written by important people of the past with scans of the originals when possible. This one by Kurt Vonnegut was one of my favorites.
Lots o’ good stuff in here for the baseball nerd inside all of us.