Blogroll

Are you old enough to remember blogrolls? They used to be popular and I think they should be again. Here are a few I read regularly, but first some commentary:

I use an RSS reader to keep up with the bloggers I like. If you don’t, you should probably look in to that. I have a general rule for blogs that get added to my reader: one-in-four. Some bloggers will write post after post on topics I don’t find interesting, but then one day—wam—an article that knocks my socks off. No blog is perfect, and no blogger is perfect. Even the greats among us roll a gutter ball every now and then, but if you can’t hit one out of four you won’t last long in my reader.

If you have a blog you think I’d like, you should email me. I promise to read at least one post. If I like it enough I’ll subscribe and if it passes the aformentioned test, I’ll link to it here.

Underappreciated

Still Drinking: Humorous writing by a guy from Brooklyn: Programming Sucks, Job Advice

Expat Software: An American expatriate running a software company from the road: Happiness is a Boring Stack, Two Weeks Vacation

Random Wire: Photo essays of Asia.

Well Known but Still Great

Cal Newport: How to work.

Paul Graham: His site exists in HTML tables—no joke. You’ll want to punch yourself in the face after trying to save his articles to Instapaper or anywhere else, but most of them are worth the trouble: Cities and Ambition, What You Can’t Say

Tim Ferriss: The godfather of lifestyle design.

Mr Money Mustache: The godfather of early retirement.

Dormant; Read the Archives

TropicalMBA: Mostly just a podcast these days, but once upon a time Dan Andrews wrote about building a business while traveling: Finding My 5 Hours, The Script

Joel Spolsky: The founder of Stack Overflow and Fog Creek Software.

Rob Walling: Lessons learned by a guy who’s started multiple software companies.

Vinicius Vacanti: More entrepreneur stories.

Wait But Why: Complete randomness, but farely well researched: The Fermi Paradox, The Artificial Intelligence Revolution

Kalzumeus: Another software entrepreneur who spends most of his time on Twitter (@patio11) these days. I wish he’d return to blogging: Salary Negotiation