While you can keep up on my favorite online reads here, it's been a while since I discussed some of the newest and best sites I've found.
Note that I am very pragmatic in my online reading. Aside from keeping up with industry trends, I look for nuts and bolts resources that can come in handy when teaching.
3 Blogs I'm Loving Right Now
- 10,000 Words
This blog was recently acquired by MediaBistro. The quality has remained top-notch ever since I stumbled on it last year. Some of my favorite posts so far: 5 Ways to Visualize Your Personal Data, 8 Creative Ways to Use RSS Feeds, and 3 Unique Ways to Record, Edit, and Publish Your Audio.
- We Who Are About to Die
I don't read everything they post (they post a lot!), but it's a literary read, with smart viewpoints, that I enjoy dipping into when they cover news/trends in publishing. Try this newsy piece on Longform Storytelling or Is the Future of Physical Book Publishing the Same as the Future of Reading & Writing?
- Online Video & Entrepreneurial Journalism (by Adam Westbrook)
Admittedly, this is a bit of a tangent for most authors (particularly novelists), but the entrepreneurial spirit promoted on this blog is why I recommend it. See this great post, 10 Free and Totally Legal Programs Every Multimedia Journalist Should Have.