For those of you who have been wondering what blogs I read for the inspiration to keep writing these posts five times a week...OK, well, technically, no one has actually asked me about this, but I sort of felt the inquiring vibes, so...the long wait is over. Here are my current five favorite tech blogs (note: this list is subject to change without notice).
Facebook Blog: How else would I know what Facebook is up to, so I can complain about it (or occasionally sing its praise)? Like it or not, Facebook is the Google of social networking, and not at least knowing what it is up to is to be ignorant of what is happening on the web.
TechDirt: While I don't always agree with the political views of the writers of this blog, their research is great, and their insights are very helpful in understanding what is going on in the world of technology, especially as current events and pending legislation is likely to affect it.
TechCrunch: All of the updates in technology gadges is pretty overwhelming. This blog does a great job of sorting through what's important, and posting on what everyone who is considering the purchase of a phone or computer or wireless device (and who isn't?) needs to know.
Mashable: This site is really awesome for keeping up with what is going on in social networking (top networks, start-ups, industry news). The articles are written so that anyone (even a complete newbie) can understand them (I know this, because it was one of the first blogs I subscribed to - long before I understood the treasure I had found).
Neowin: A lot of the stuff on this blog is a a little over my head, but it's a great resource for an alternative viewpoint on just about anything tech-related. It covers gadgets, social networking, and industry news.
So those are my favs. What are yours?
Also see our "You might want to add these to your RSS Feed" from last year (five-part series).
Jennifer Pointer (e-mail) is in Tulsa, OK. She promotes a simple, a low-tech approach to effective online profile management, search engine optimization and social networking.