I also need more blogs

Ben Werdmuller wrote a post this morning on the value of blogs and regular longer-form writing. I 1000% agree with him.

You should start a blog, if you don’t have one already. There’s nothing better for organizing your thoughts and socializing ideas. You don’t have to labor for days over a post; blogs are often better when they’re off the cuff. Writing in an interface away from the hustle of social media often allows you to express yourself more calmly (I certainly find this to be the case). And I would love to read your thoughts.

- Ben Werdmuller

He also writes about the value of RSS (and feed readers)

The only trouble is, there isn’t enough. Whereas Twitter and Facebook are unstoppable firehoses that constantly have new content, I can get through my feeds for the day in twenty minutes in the morning.

Yup. I also use (and love) Newsblur (my Blurblog of shared posts is also available). 1 My morning routine is typically reading my feed subscriptions over breakfast.

RSS didn’t die, we just gave up on it because the unstoppable firehoses took over our attention. But it doesn’t have to be that way. I’ve been using RSS since day 1 of RSS, and don’t foresee that changing any time soon.

I plan to blog more often. I’d fallen out of the habit, for a bunch of reasons. But, I can fall back into the habit again, too…

  1. I use the web interface and iOS app - I’d used Reeder as well, but the first-party interface works really well, so I didn’t see the need to continue with a third-party app ↩︎

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