Read more blogs, says Seth Godin

Reading time: Less than 1 minute

This is my weekly installment of “writing about writing,” in which I scan the world to find websites, books and articles to help other writers. Today I discuss blog post by Seth Godin...

If you need to improve your writing you might think about improving your reading. The fastest, least expensive and easiest way of doing this is by reading more blogs. Seth Godin calls blogs “the last great online bargain,” arguing that they help us become more effective and more engaged as citizens and writers.

Here’s what he has to say about the topic in his post entitled “Read More Blogs“:

Good blogs aren’t focused on the vapid race for clicks that other forms of social media encourage. Instead, they patiently inform and challenge, using your time with respect.

And he endorses a platform I’ve been using for blog reading for the last three years: Feedly.

Join Feedly and you can subscribe to hundreds of blogs on every imaginable subject and it won’t cost you a cent (except what you’re already paying for your Internet connection.) I follow roughly seventy blogs on writing. I check them once a week and it takes me less than an hour to read through them all.  That’s less time than it  less time than it takes me to watch a lousy TV show, as Seth Godin puts it.

Just use the “search” key (top right-hand corner of Feedly) to look for blogs in the subjects that interest you. If you want, you can even use Feedly to subscribe to my blog.