A few days ago, Saras asked me if I read any blogs. “Only Kottke,” I said, “and even that only when I want to surf.”
Saras had read in some survey that weblogs are one of the major passtimes of Web users, and he’d been looking into them to see what they’re all about.
Now, Saras is a Unix geek, of the rabid “vegan, no TV, there’s more to life than consuming” variety, and not in the least ignorant of current events, so I found his questions about weblogs curious.
“I don’t understand blogs,” Saras said. “Why people are into them. I haven’t been able to find one that I could read for more than ten minutes. There were some almost-well-written ones, but they were only good for five minutes.”
I didn’t quite know what to tell him. I ended up shrugging: “to each their own.”
For me, following blogs has become less like reading books and more like reading a newspaper. Nothing wrong with that, it’s just changed how it feels.
Anyway, here’s a few blogs I found noteworthy (but which I probably won’t really be following).
Republic of T — “Black. Gay. Father. Vegetarian. Buddhist. Liberal.”
Business Logs. — “BusinessLogs helps companies communicate better with their customers through the use of weblogs and smart user interface design.”
Professional PHP. — “Web Development with PHP, PHP Advocacy and Best Practices.”