I’m starting a new series of posts later today about my media consumption habits and recommendations. I am frequently asked to recommend blogs, podcasts, books, and other media sources that I find interesting and useful.
In part, this series was inspired by a post I read this morning by Daniela Barbosa. She, in turn, had been responding to a call from Jeremiah Owyang to other bloggers to discuss their media consumption “diet.” But it is also something that I had been planning to do anyway, this just got me going faster.
In some of the forthcoming posts, I plan to discuss broad categories of media (like magazines and newspapers) and cover what I read regularly and why. But for the sources that I use the most (especially blogs, podcasts, and other online/social media) I will do posts specific to the source. I hope to explain why I consume what I do and touch on the strengths and weaknesses — purely as I perceive them — of each.
Hopefully this information will prove valuable. I expect it will be an ongoing effort, though there will be an initial burst of activity as I come out of the chute. Obviously those blogs on my blogroll will likely be featured, but I will touch on others that I add along the way.
To give readers some perspective on the (roughly) prioritized order in which I consume media, here you go:
- Web (including blogs, podcasts, and other online media)
I plan to spend some time on the tools I use for consumption as well as the sources, so stay tuned for that in the near future.