When I follow a new-to-me blog or newsletter I put it in a “Tryout” folder in my feedreader. Over time I decide some aren’t for me, and some stop publishing, but others I stick with and move elsewhere. I also add them to my blogroll. And I mention them in posts like this. Here’s the previous post and here are all such posts.
Adam Johnson posts a lot of good quality stuff about Django, Python, Git, etc. There are many tech blogs but, unsurprisingly, really good ones are rare.
Aegir is the personal blog of a guy in Wales which is always worth clicking out of my feedreader to read because every post has its own beautiful style.
Cheese and Biscuits is Chris Pople’s blog of restaurant reviews, usually in London. I’m sure there are many of these, and I should probably investigate more, but I’ve enjoyed this one for a while.
Martin Truefitt-Baker makes beautiful linocut prints in Wales and blogs about the process.
Visual Science Lab by Kirk Tuck, a professional photographer who writes about his work, his cameras, his daily walks to take some pictures, and his swimming.
Future Crunch comes out every two weeks and is full of links to news stories that show positive progress in many fields: the environment, disease prevention, healthcare, women’s rights, gay rights, many other rights, literacy, etc, etc. Always refreshing.
London in Bits. Years ago I used to read the Londonist’s daily news round-ups. They disappeared but this 2- or 3-times-a-week newsletter, from original Londonist folks, is just enough London news for me. Lovely to have it back.