Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Blogs

Last week my work laptop died. I was at the scene, but refuse to take the blame.

I have spent the last week re-setting my favourite formats and downloading my useful applications to the new laptop I stole from my new colleague (who hadn't yet started).

The first things I re-installed? Google Toolbar and Twhirl.

Then it slowly dawned on me that I had lost my carefully inputted RSS feeds. All the blogs I like to read (and I had around 100 in there) were gone. A lot of these blogs I have picked up in random places and I don't have a list of them to easily add to a new RSS reader. I have decided to go with Google Reader this time around (I was a FeedReader girl before) because I can log into it from home or work and next time I kill a laptop I won't have to go through this again.

So in trying to add all the blogs back into my reader I have been a little frugal (partly because most of the 100 I never read, and partly because I can't remember many of them!)

So who made the grade? Right now... the following (but please make suggestions of others I may have forgotten or that I may never have know that I might like):

Friends
http://battleswithduality.blogspot.com/
http://melissaterras.blogspot.com/
http://travellingwithoutthinking.net/
http://pr-otagonism.blogspot.com/ (he doesn't update much, but its worth it when he does)
http://ca-smalltalk.blogspot.com/ (for Connie's animated ranting)
http://almostalady.blogspot.com/ (Elle's life is endless entertainment)
http://boozeshoesandtattoos.blogspot.com/ (she rarely blogs, but its good to know when she does!)

Randoms
http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/
http://postsecret.blogspot.com/
http://susoz.typepad.com/londoncalling/ (I feel like we have life swapped as she has moved from the Eastern Suburbs to London)

http://littleredboat.co.uk/ (one of the first blogs I started reading and still a favourite)

Work related (not suggesting they aren't also friends...)
http://theblogconsultancy.typepad.com/techpr/
http://hotwire-blog.blogspot.com/ (in case anyone ever decides to post anything)
http://prhalloffame.wordpress.com/
http://gettingink.typepad.com/getting_ink/
http://skywriters.wordpress.com/

Conclusions... the blogs I read regularly are more likely to be friends or interest based than professional. And although I love tech more than PR, it seems the PR bloggers hold my interest better.

3 comments:

K (still for Katy) said...

What about mine? OK OK so I haven't blogged for over a year but you never know when the impulse might strike.

From one geek to another - http://opengardensblog.futuretext.com/

and just incase you're missing it yet, the sometimes funny, sometimes just plain bizarre - http://london-underground.blogspot.com/

Thanks for your list though - I lost a lot of links moving from HW, so can now stock up. x

Emily Wearmouth said...

Ooh I like Open Gardens.

Very sadly London Underground doesn't have a feed so readers can't see it. :-( I hate that.

Melissa said...

ooh, I made the grade. the best xmas present for a lisa simpson alike like me! see you soon petal - great to see you yesterday!

x

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