i have about 60 blogs in my bloglines. about 15 of them are personal blogs which update once or twice a week. the rest are bigger ones that post upwards of 20 times a day. they're listed alphabetically but i don't read them that way, i do a lot of jumping around. and in randomly jumping around, i realize i subconsciously read them in just about the same order every single day without particularly meaning to.
i don't necessarily think anyone would be interested in what i'm reading and why. i just wanted to get myself to rationalize, in writing, why the hell i skip around like i do. to see if there's a method to my madness. so today i'm tracking what order i read them in...
in the morning, i like to feel newsy and informed. so first i'll skim the nytimes.
it seems i intend to start at the top of my blogroll...
a feast of crumbs (though a personal blog, it's easy, irreverent and updated several times a day).
above the law (legal gossip)
balkinization (expert essays on a variety of subjects, extremely thoughtful and informative)
then, for some reason, i always head to the bottom of the list and start selectively working my way up doing all the political blogs.
wonkette (d.c. political gossip, snarky)
tpm (josh marshall's political commentary, the ones who outed the AG scandal for what it was)
scotus (everything you need to know about the us supreme court decisions)
techpresident (follows political tech stuff)
politicker (local political news)
openleft (chris bowers and mat stoller's new place for progressive democratic discussion)
opencongress (tracking congress' much needed move towards transparency)
mydd (excellent progressive commentary/calls for action)
eschaton (brief commentary by atrios that always packs a sharp, thinly-veiled punch)
ezra klein (a cute boy who i met at a progressive bloggy event. everything i know about healthcare i learned from him)
daily kos (atrios refers to kos at "orange satan." it's very kos centered but still worth skimming, one of the first and most influential liberal blogs)
daily nightly (the amazing blog of my darling brian williams)
then the snarky gawker empire blogs and other gossip:
racked (nyc retail news)
curbed (nyc real estate)
jezebel (edgy and feministy)
consumerist (empowerment for consumers)
gawker (nyc gossip, media news, my sine qua non)
vulture (new york mag culture blog)
intelligencer (new york mag gossip blog)
superficial (celebrity gossip, hilarious commentary)
then the food blogs:
eater (nyc food/restaurant news)
grub street (ny mag food blog)
midtown lunch (guide for eating lunch in midtown)
these seem to be dessert, i always save them for last:
sartorialist (photog pulling people off the street, taking gorgeous photos)
dooce (my favorite. her writing is beautiful, her dog is adorable, her child is precocious)