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What blogs/newsletters do you subscribe to and why?

Back in the day I was a hardcore Google Reader (RIP) user, and following that I continued to use https://feedly.com/ for many years, but eventually I found myself falling behind on all my feeds and stopped checking it.

Recently, I signed for Inoreader and I've started reading more blogs again. It also has the nice feature of letting you subscribe to email newsletters too, which is quite nice since I find them annoying to deal with in my email inbox but convenient in the feed reader.

I'm wondering what blogs and newsletters folks on Tildes subscribe to.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Blogs:

Newsletters:

This is just a slice. I can share my entire list if people are interested. But I'm curious about what feeds others enjoy, on anything from film and furniture to "movie-set" urbanism. What are you reading?

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  1. cfabbro
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    I don't have any to add myself, but just wanted to second the bellingcat recommendation. They are incredible investigators and consistently put out amazingly detailed and in-depth articles. They...

    I don't have any to add myself, but just wanted to second the bellingcat recommendation. They are incredible investigators and consistently put out amazingly detailed and in-depth articles. They were the first to positively identify the Skripal poisoners as members of the Russian GRU: https://www.bellingcat.com/tag/skripal/

    And AFAIK also the first to identify the Russian BUK missile system (by tracking its movements through the Ukraine) that took down MH17, and locate its launch site: https://www.bellingcat.com/tag/mh17/

    p.s. Idle Words is awesome too. :)

    3 votes
  2. Douglas
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    Popular Information. Judd's reporting is just so succinct and feels objective in that he's just following the money, and helping movements like Sleeping Giants pull consumer money from places...

    Popular Information. Judd's reporting is just so succinct and feels objective in that he's just following the money, and helping movements like Sleeping Giants pull consumer money from places where they can, and hold them accountable.

    What a Day. I love the podcast, and the newsletter is just a good wrap-up to my day and helps me get a concentrated dose of news with sprinkled humor. I just really like the format (especially ending itself with good news) and calls to action.

    3 votes
  3. freddy
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    If I see a blog post that I like, I'll find the RSS feed and add it to my reader. Here is what I've got thus far.

    If I see a blog post that I like, I'll find the RSS feed and add it to my reader. Here is what I've got thus far.

    2 votes
  4. tempestoftruth
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    I use my feed to subscribe to YouTube creators in lieu of making a Google account. Captain Disillusion analyzes videos that have been altered to depict unrealistic feats / phenomena and explains...

    I use my feed to subscribe to YouTube creators in lieu of making a Google account. Captain Disillusion analyzes videos that have been altered to depict unrealistic feats / phenomena and explains how they were fixed. Most of my other subscriptions are to creators frequently posted on Tildes, so no need to mention them.

    They haven't been publishing recently, but Timber Owls has multiple creators writing on video games, anime, and culture from a leftist perspective. I recommend this article on Bloodborne and this other one as well.

    2 votes
  5. sqew
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    I'm a big fan of all things space exploration, so I'm subscribed to the weekly Orbital Index newsletter and to Jonathan McDowell's monthly (ish) Space Report. Both cool ways to keep up with...

    I'm a big fan of all things space exploration, so I'm subscribed to the weekly Orbital Index newsletter and to Jonathan McDowell's monthly (ish) Space Report. Both cool ways to keep up with continuing news and find out about interesting new stuff.

    2 votes
  6. tildez
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    https://nextdraft.com/ - daily summary of general US-centric news headlines. https://popular.info/ - deep dive investigative journalism, primarily US politics. https://javascriptweekly.com/ - To...

    https://nextdraft.com/ - daily summary of general US-centric news headlines.

    https://popular.info/ - deep dive investigative journalism, primarily US politics.

    https://javascriptweekly.com/ - To keep up on the rapidly changing JS world.

    1 vote
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    markx2
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    Grabbing attention is easy. Keeping my attention is harder. I bookmark what I find interesting, or what I want to come back later too. I do that very freely. When I notice my 'Other Bookmarks' is...

    Grabbing attention is easy. Keeping my attention is harder.

    I bookmark what I find interesting, or what I want to come back later too. I do that very freely.

    When I notice my 'Other Bookmarks' is getting long, I revisit the links.
    I then either:

    • Pinboard the link
    • Subscribe to a feed if there is one
    • Delete the link

    If I Pinboard, it stays there and it has the tags I want

    If I have subbed to the RSS and it stays good, it stays

    If I subbed and it turns out to not be that great, I Pinboard the link that lead me there

    This might make me sound all sorts of methodical. Hell no, I'm not. It's just some sort of filtering that works for me.

    FOMO? Nope. If a link is that good it'll pop up all over the place.

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      daturkel
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      Could you share some examples of the feeds that have "stayed good"?

      Could you share some examples of the feeds that have "stayed good"?

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      1. markx2
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        Apart from friend's personal sites, and not including some mentioned above: http://sensibleendowment.com is a small community weblog which is a source of interesting links https://greycoder.com...

        Apart from friend's personal sites, and not including some mentioned above:

        http://sensibleendowment.com is a small community weblog which is a source of interesting links

        https://greycoder.com

        https://www.craigmurray.org.uk "Craig Murray is an author, broadcaster and human rights activist. He was British Ambassador to Uzbekistan from August 2002 to October 2004 and Rector of the University of Dundee from 2007 to 2010."

        Shorpy US History

        Bifurcated Rivets Link blog

        The Volokh Conspiracy Mainly legal stuff which I don't fully understand but the commentary is good

        2 votes