Chip Shots by Chip Griffin

If I Only Read One Blog

I keep fighting the battle of bloat with my RSS feeds. And it got me to thinking about the question: if I only read one blog, what would it be? The answer came to me very quickly: Scott Karp’s Publishing 2.0.

Almost every post that Scott writes provides something to chew on — food for thought. He tends not to do a lot of the "me too" posts that other blogs all too often feature. He puts real substance into what he writes, rather than limiting himself to a few hundred glib words that merely skim the surface of a topic. He provides timely news, information, and commentary. But most importantly he offers real insight into topics that I care deeply about, and he offers new perspectives, not recycled or commonsense opinion.

As important as the content, though, is perhaps Scott’s style. He is clear and thoughtful. He eschews bombast and embraces analysis. He writes with the same care that one has come to expect from professional media. He cites sources, provides evidence, and offers accurate information.

None of this disparages any of the other great blogs out there, it just epitomizes what a good blog is, in my mind.

Now it’s your turn. What’s the one blog you couldn’t live without?

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  1. I am all about less is more and quality over quantity. If I had to choose ONE then I’d want something that covered the latest news about social media/networking and startups like or but thank goodness we never have to make such a horrible decision! Oh and I gotta have my cup of!

  2. Ah yes… I’ve been to that blog before and I remember how crisp his style of writing is. It’s so solid and concise. In fact, it reminds me of an old professor back in college where I never left the room without bringing something new with me. It’s the same with Publishing 2.0. You’ll never leave the blog without a bit of new information and perspective tucked under your arm.

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