I love my Kindle. Not sure how I lived without it. One special use I have it is blogs – at least some of them.
I follow and read a lot of blogs. It is becoming ridiculously complex. While a lot of them I skim through – deciding to read less than 5% of their content – others require reading each and every word.
When the specific post is long, and is full of content and skinny in external links that require following to understand the content, I send it to Kindle and read it later on – having the time and the right focus for long-form.
What I found is, that there are specific people that I tend to send to Kindle almost automatically. I see it as a badge of honor for them.
To send them to Kindle, I simply use the relevant Chrome extension – you can find it in the list of extensions I find useful. I essentially just open up the post I want to read, and press the Send to Kindle button.
Who are these people?
Bob has a great blog on technology and silicon valley – and his views and readers are interesting. Most of the times, the posts are on the longer side, so I tend to read him on my Kindle.
He is also the writer of the book Accidental Empires that got published on his blog recently – a book I enjoyed immensely.
Martin Geddes is one of these visionaries that I just enjoy reading. He doesn’t have a blog – he publishes a newsletter. The newsletter has great content that I find mind provoking each time.
You can subscribe to it on Martin Geddes’ website.
Michael Lopp (Rands)
Michael Lopp is a great writer. Especially when it comes to analyze engineering management issues. This is what his blog is about, and the posts tend to be long and engaging.
If you like what he writes, he has an interesting book – Managing Humans – it is on my list of soft-skills books and for a good reason – I can suggest it to any manager who needs to deal with developers wholeheartedly.
Thomas Frey is a futurist. His content sits well with my fetish towards science fiction books.
He writes engaging and long form posts on his blog, Futurist Speaker. The content varies in the areas it touches, and always gets my mind going to out of the box thinking – something I find critical in whatever I do these days.
Not a person, but a research company – and one of my magnificent seven.
Nothing to say here besides the fact that their content is top notch.
Now to you – what long-form blogs do you enjoy reading?