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Mike ODonnell
08-24-2007, 11:46 AM
As I am looking into launching my own blog, I have been doing extensive research on everything out there...and just wanted to pass along what I consider some of the top (non fitness related) blogs out there (besides Eades and DeVany of course)

Love this site as I am a simplicity person at heart
http://www.zenhabits.net/

Great book and the blog keeps going to remind you to make your time productive and get rid of all the other crap
http://fourhourworkweek.com/blog/

a good all around topic site
http://www.lifehack.org/

ok one health site as I like where the guy is coming from
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/

Dave Van Skike
08-24-2007, 11:59 AM
As I am looking into launching my own blog, I have been doing extensive research on everything out there...and just wanted to pass along what I consider some of the top (non fitness related) blogs out there (besides Eades and DeVany of course)

Love this site as I am a simplicity person at heart
http://www.zenhabits.net/

Great book and the blog keeps going to remind you to make your time productive and get rid of all the other crap
http://fourhourworkweek.com/blog/

a good all around topic site
http://www.lifehack.org/

ok one health site as I like where the guy is coming from
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/

That zenhabits in neat. Not the typical haratio alger psychobabble (as in four hour work week, sorry for the dig...that guy is a choad)

Life hack is another one I think I pulled off one of your other posts,
also interesting.

I'll raise you.

try this...Brainyness http://www.coe.berkeley.edu/labnotes/

and these...

Funnyness. http://standingonthebox.blogspot.com

Au Current. http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/

Artness (NSFW) http://positiveapeindex.blogspot.com/

Hotness http://www.jalopyjournal.com/

Bestest...http://www.boingboing.net/

Robert Allison
08-24-2007, 12:32 PM
As I am looking into launching my own blog, I have been doing extensive research on everything out there...and just wanted to pass along what I consider some of the top (non fitness related) blogs out there (besides Eades and DeVany of course)

Love this site as I am a simplicity person at heart
http://www.zenhabits.net/

Great book and the blog keeps going to remind you to make your time productive and get rid of all the other crap
http://fourhourworkweek.com/blog/

a good all around topic site
http://www.lifehack.org/

ok one health site as I like where the guy is coming from
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/

Good stuff--With the exception of Zen Habits, I check them all out on a semi-regular basis. I will have to add it to my list.

Here are a few more:

http://evelynrodriguez.typepad.com/crossroads_dispatches/

http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/

http://www.gapingvoid.com/

http://www.kk.org/cooltools/

Dave beat me to the punch on Boing Boing.

Also, if you follow a large number of blogs, using a news aggregator makes it much easier to keep up with all of the feeds. I use Bloglines (http://www.bloglines.com/), but there are others that probably work just as well.

Scott Kustes
08-24-2007, 01:18 PM
Last Night's Dinner - http://www.lastnightsdinner.net/
Seth Godin - http://sethgodin.typepad.com/
Business Pundit - http://www.businesspundit.com/
Wise Bread - http://www.wisebread.com/

Thanks for the Zen Habits link.

Steve Liberati
08-24-2007, 02:16 PM
Goods ones for sure. Big fan of Seth Godin so I'll give him another plug.

Other favorites:

Really cool business ideas - http://www.springwise.com/
Marketing - http://www.acleareye.com/
Branding - http://brandautopsy.typepad.com/
Green Business - http://makower.typepad.com/

Mike ODonnell
08-24-2007, 03:14 PM
Goods ones for sure. Big fan of Seth Godin so I'll give him another plug.

I agree good stuff...but I have to add Seth Godin to my favorites...his stuff is good.

Scott Kustes
08-24-2007, 04:13 PM
Why's everybody tryin' to be like me now?

Derek Simonds
08-24-2007, 04:48 PM
Orson Scott Card's sites, he is a science fiction writer who wrote the ender series. In the first blog he reviews everything; books, movies and the like.

http://www.hatrack.com/osc/reviews/everything/

The second blog is more political and is called the ornery American.

http://www.ornery.org/index.html

I look at the big brain on all you brads and feel very blog inadequate. I read blogs mostly for enjoyment and fitness information but I am going to add most of the ones that have been talked about.

Allen Yeh
08-24-2007, 06:29 PM
Orson Scott Card's sites, he is a science fiction writer who wrote the ender series. In the first blog he reviews everything; books, movies and the like.

http://www.hatrack.com/osc/reviews/everything/

Cool link! I enjoyed his novels and the reviews I've read so far on his site are pretty good!

Mike ODonnell
08-24-2007, 06:55 PM
Why's everybody tryin' to be like me now?

Don't worry....you are still the only one wearing MC Hammer pants......

Chris Forbis
08-24-2007, 09:06 PM
Clusterfuck Nation: http://jameshowardkunstler.typepad.com/clusterfuck_nation/

Except the name, it is work safe. He posts a rant each Monday talking about how the American economy is doomed due to subprime lending and peak oil. Or he rants about bad architecture and suburbia. I like him because of his curmudgeonly nature. He has some good points, though he is a bit overdramatic with the doom and gloom scenarios.

Scott Kustes
08-25-2007, 04:38 AM
Don't worry....you are still the only one wearing MC Hammer pants......
Good news for everyone involved.

Mike ODonnell
08-25-2007, 06:18 AM
Here's some good social bookmarking sites....if you want a wide variety of topics...stumble upon is fun to use...also fark and de.licio.us are good.

http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/social30.html

Allen Yeh
08-25-2007, 06:47 AM
A little OT but related:

Firefox has an add-on to synchronize bookmarks across mulitple computers.

Chris Forbis
08-25-2007, 06:49 AM
I really like this guy's thoughts on security/terrorism:
http://www.schneier.com/blog/

Scott Kustes
08-25-2007, 11:55 AM
A little OT but related:

Firefox has an add-on to synchronize bookmarks across mulitple computers.
As does Google. I use Google Browser Sync. It also syncs up stored passwords, cookies, and history if you desire, encrypted as well.

Mike ODonnell
08-25-2007, 12:22 PM
As does Google. I use Google Browser Sync. It also syncs up stored passwords, cookies, and history if you desire, encrypted as well.

I know about those things but really have no faith in any online place to store passwords and other private data...especially when I do online banking and so forth. Call me paranoid....but works for me.

Scott Kustes
08-25-2007, 02:10 PM
I know about those things but really have no faith in any online place to store passwords and other private data...especially when I do online banking and so forth. Call me paranoid....but works for me.
I don't store passwords for online banking, E-Trade, or any of my financial stuff. Only for forums and stuff that I could really care less if someone decrypts and hacks into with my password.

Tony Ferous
10-22-2007, 03:25 AM
Wow, i bought 'fourhourworkweek' by Tim Ferris while i was in the states 2 weeks ago, awesome! Im seriously considering quitting work, or at least wait until my bonues come in Feb and implement some of the ideas in the mean time.

Thanks for the recommendation Mike!

Mike ODonnell
10-22-2007, 07:03 AM
Wow, i bought 'fourhourworkweek' by Tim Ferris while i was in the states 2 weeks ago, awesome! Im seriously considering quitting work, or at least wait until my bonues come in Feb and implement some of the ideas in the mean time.

Thanks for the recommendation Mike!

Your wife/gf won't thank me if she has to pay all your bills! Ha.....Seriously, remember that this guy made his money before he went all crazy....so that helps , but definitely still a great book and inspiration to live the day and take control.

The line to be ordinary and make average money is a mile long....the line to take risks and get big rewards is non-existant....so on the bright side your competition to be great will be very small....so it's wide open for possibilities.

Scott Kustes
10-22-2007, 08:13 AM
MOD, you should be a motivational speaker.

John Alston
10-22-2007, 08:17 AM
Clusterfuck Nation: http://jameshowardkunstler.typepad.com/clusterfuck_nation/

Except the name, it is work safe. He posts a rant each Monday talking about how the American economy is doomed due to subprime lending and peak oil. Or he rants about bad architecture and suburbia. I like him because of his curmudgeonly nature. He has some good points, though he is a bit overdramatic with the doom and gloom scenarios.

Peak oil is the biggest joke of a threat since the population bomb of the 70s... just like we didn't have billions dying of hunger in the 80s and 90s as predicted, we won't have mass shutdown when we hit peak oil for simple reasons.
Once oil becomes more expensive than the alternatives, the alternatives will take over, just like it happened in the past, with horses, steam, etc. People in the oil industry will see loss of jobs, etc, and new jobs will grow in other industries.

John Alston
10-22-2007, 08:18 AM
www.marginalrevolution.com

http://reason.com/blog/