How many blogs are there? A conservative estimate places the worldwide total at well over 200 million. Though it is almost impossible to quantify how many are active, probably half would be an acceptable number. Of that 100 million roughly 65% are in English.
I have 17 blogs on my satisfying retirement blogroll and probably sample bits and pieces of another dozen or so each week. That leaves me just under 65 million I don't read.
I am in a bit of a blog reading rut. A well written post in almost any subject can give me fresh ideas or a new perspective. Occasionally I will follow a Google search and stumble across something good. But, that seems rather inefficient.
I'm turning to you. I'd appreciate your telling me about some of the blogs you enjoy. It doesn't matter what the subject. I can gain something from almost anything. The only two requirements are it is in English and the blogger updates material at least once every few weeks.
List the name of the blogs and I will find them. Please don't type in URL links. Just like the spam comments I wrote about last week, I'd rather not post anything that leads someone directly to a site before I have a chance to check it out.
What I propose to do is take your suggestions and check out every one of them as I have time. Then, I will write a follow up post, listing the blogs that I found most interesting and helpful to me. From that list I will probably update & freshen my blogroll and which blogs are in my Google Reader. I will prune and add to my e-mailed blog list.
So, in addition to helping me, I hope this experience helps you discover hidden gems you might like.
Remember I am looking for well written, well done blogs. Don't assume I wouldn't be interested in any particular subject. I may not be, but if the blog is a good one I can still find inspiration or ideas. In fact, the wider the subject matters I explore the more I'll like it.
Thank you! I'm ready to read some gems.