Primarily, I've been quite the busy reader of *other* blogs! It all started out with getting hooked on yarnstorm's blog and finding myself going backwards in her posts and finally wondering, well what else could I have missed? So I went to the very first post in her blog and..read all the way to current day. Its very interesting reading when you read a blog that way. You get a nice sense of what the author(s) is/are trying to communicate to their audience. You start noticing trends like certain topics and concerns that keep popping up and it helps you learn several things in that manner.
I could blame it on a little case of OCD when it comes to these things but hey, keeps it all the more fun right? So nowadays, I usually read a few of these 'blogs' at a time. I get through several of them a day and by the end of the week, I've caught up with most of them. (there are really a lot of interesting posts somedays that I can't seem to skim over...)
I highly recommend the following:
ArsTechnica - tech - amazing insight into current legal/technical issues, etc.
BoingBoing - ??? - absolutely random but cool stories/finds
CatBishop - crafty - photo blog about some great handmade sculptures
CRAFT Magazine - crafty - all crafts, all the time
Crafty Daisies - crafty - awesome tutorials on embroidery, crochet, etc.
Eggman Studios - crafty - lovely fellow craftster who makes beautiful paintings and polymer jewelry
Engadget - tech - all about the latest/craziest gadgets coming out
futuregirl - crafty - creates the cutest crochet purses and other crafty goodness
Granny Along - crafty - progress with granny squares (this is more for future reference for me.. who knows when I'll get to one of my own)
Haasome - crafty - fellow craftsperson who makes cutest aprons, bags, etc.
Huffington Post - politics - left wing news source
Inkberryblue - crafty - crochet projects w/photos, tutorials, etc.
Jared In Kansas - crafty - gorgeous photography
Lifehacker - tech - all you want to know about being a more effective, productive geek
NYTimes - news - for the new yorker ;)
Slashdot - tech - news for geeks; a little bit of everything
Tigergirl - crafty - coolest jewelry around
Whamodyne - crafty - all about the puttering and making cool things with cement, light bulbs and D&D dice ;)
Yarnstorm - crafty - passionate about knitting, chocolate, gardening
So here's my list of 'blogs' that I like to read ( although a few of them aren't considered weblogs ) . Are there any you highly recommend me reading? I'd love to know what others are reading out there - I may have space to add a few more ;) I hope I've encouraged ya to read something new too - it's great spreading the love. Btw, i you aren't using it already, Google Reader rocks and you should start using it ASAP.