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Post by Lepore64 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:20 pm

So I know there are some good ones posted on the main page but what blogs are y'all reading nowadays? I have totally saturated myself with mrmoneymustache to the point of being sick, lol. I'm not sure if I just don't like his blog anymore or if I'm just burnt out on it.
Anyways, I'm looking for something that speaks to a young ERE wannabe like myself. I am zealous for the cause, and not afraid of challenge, but I haven't made a lot of progress yet since I only found out about retirement through frugality a few months ago. (although I just paid off my highest interest card today, woot!)
So please give me your reco's


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Post by chenda » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:06 pm

http://www.kenilgunas.com/?m=1 - this is a good blog if your interested in vagabonding
http://lackingambition.com - Mikebos who posts on this forum writes this, one of the best IMO
http://crippledcollie.com/wordpress - great blog if your interested in rural self sufficiency


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Post by Dream of Freedom » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:30 am

I found my way here through tosimplify.net. It really captured my imagination. I found Mr Money Mustache through this blog and am enjoying it (no burnout yet).


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Post by m741 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:06 am

Well, here's the blogs I most enjoy (I follow a lot more):
* Brave New Life

* Code of Honor (programming)

* Jacques Mattheij (programming/engineering)

* Lacking Ambition

* Michael O Church (progamming/business organization)

* Mr Money Mustache

* Our Take on Freedom (RV/alternative living)

* Tynan (motivation/thoughts on life)


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Post by jennypenny » Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:20 am

I second

* Brave New Life

* Jacques Mattheij

* Lacking Ambition
I'll add

* Global Disaster Watch (I just can't help myself, plus I love the daily quotes)

* Ran Prieur

* Permies

* Happier than a Billionaire

* Code Name Insight

* Do the Math

* McSweeney's (internet tendency)

* The Last Psychiatrist (again, can't help myself)

* xkcd and new math

* Skillsfire

* Len Penzo (more for humor than $$ tips)

* Budgets are Sexy (ditto)
I won't bore everyone with all of the sites. It's no surprise I visit a lot of prepper sites, investing sites, and running sites.


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Post by Chad » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:41 pm

I don't read any personal finance blogs anymore, as there really isn't any new info. Though, I do still read some investing ones.
Investing blogs:

- Big Picture

- The Reformed Broker

- Sober Look

- Early Warning

- I, Cringley (spectacular tech blog with good info to invest on)

- Blog Maverick (Some good, some bad)
Non-financial/investing blogs:

- Contrary Brin (scientist and novelist)

- Global Guerillas (I don't agree with everything he says, but it's still interesting)

- Lifecourse (generational issues - co-wrote a few semi-famous books on the issue)

- Smart Football (Real football strategy, not the crap that ESPN and the networks feed us. Though, NFL Matchup on ESPN early Sunday morning is money.)


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Post by Dragline » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:39 pm

These days its mostly MMM, Big Picture (daily email), the Week (daily email) and Lifecourse.
And Jesse's Cafe Americain -- Have to say that's generally my favorite one these days about "big picture" items.

http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/ He speaks my language on a lot of things.
Also PeakProsperity (formely Chris Martenson), but usually only for the interviews -- rest of site has gone to too much pay-per-view. I won't pay anyone for content. Sometimes OfTwoMinds (Charles Hughes Smith).
Mark's Daily Apple for health/fitness information. Art Devany and Nassim Taleb on FB.
I follow ZeroHedge, BusinessInsider, James Martin, SJ, Dan Ariely, Dan Pink, Mark Cuban, Freakanomics and the Economist on Twitter, but only click on things that look interesting.
On YouTube, I subscribe to Capital Account (awesome guests), RSAorg (love RSAnimate), and ConcordCoalition. And a Canadian indie band called "Walk Off The Earth" that does great covers.
My guilty pleasure is The Burning Platform -- screaming angry libertarian conspiracy theorists -- usually a lot of interesting links, but the "clientele" is pretty rough and often raunchy, racist and sexist. Blogger churns out great "Fourth Turning"-related articles occasionally.


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Post by RelicO » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:59 pm

Lepore, actually based on the criteria in your post I think there is a fantastic blog which inspires me to be frugal and actually led me to this website- that blog is
dividendmantra.com


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Post by irukandjisting » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:18 am

Heavy Heavy... for something lighter and for the adventurous -
Cycling Dutchgirl - One Life, Two Wheels
(fabulous and prgramtic, beautiful photography and so Oz)


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Post by Hoplite » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:56 pm

I recently found this blog which I'm still reading:
http://www.writingfromafar.com/
Written by a self-described average guy from the UK, it's more of a reflective journal than a self-help exhortation. Although the ERE book is on his reading list, he has followed a YMOYL path to where he is now, approaching FI after starting in a deep hole.
And he's even come to grips with the dreaded retirement word:
"Update: I've changed the blog tagline to "Building a new life...". Basically retirement is not the goal, a new life is..."

http://www.writingfromafar.com/2012/08/ ... iring.html


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Post by OchoLoco » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:55 pm

I like mish for economic news:

http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/
Recently I've been reading "twice in a lifetime" and the predecessor blog (can't remember the URL) for inspiration on sailing the world with young children.

http://thelifegalactic.blogspot.com/
Never thought I'd be worried about how to keep diapers from luring sharks while washing them, but I really hope to have the problem in the future!


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Re: What blogs are you reading?

Post by Stahlmann » Fri May 05, 2017 1:15 pm

I will bump it and derail it a little. There was topic recently about news sources, but let us discuss about less ,,formal" topics.


How about sites and blog you visit on daily grind basis?

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Re: What blogs are you reading?

Post by enigmaT120 » Fri May 05, 2017 3:30 pm

I still read Scott Adams' blog, though he frequently annoys me. I go there to read Dilbert then read any new entries he has up.

Also MMM since it's pretty easy to keep up with his output. But I rarely go to those forums any more. Even I don't want to read that much!

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Re: What blogs are you reading?

Post by DSKla » Fri May 05, 2017 4:39 pm

Scott Adams' blog was neat when it was teaching people about persuasion and analyzing the campaign through that lens. Now it's turned into him trying to convince his readers of ludicrous things using the same tricks he taught us, which makes it laughably transparent, and as enigma said, annoying. I still read Dilbert.

I don't have a twitter account, but I do bookmark Nassim Taleb's twitter feed because he often posts short articles or excerpts from his upcoming book that are very blog-like when read piecemeal.

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Re: What blogs are you reading?

Post by JasonR » Fri May 05, 2017 9:10 pm

I would like to amend my list above to include only:

https://aeon.co/
http://explore.brainpickings.org/
http://kk.org/cooltools
http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/
http://nautil.us/

and still the comic book and video game art nonsense

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Re: What blogs are you reading?

Post by fiby41 » Sun May 07, 2017 12:09 am

JasonR wrote:
Fri May 05, 2017 9:10 pm
I would like to amend my list above to include only:

https://aeon.co/

and still the comic book and video game art nonsense
This site has been mentioned here quite often so I went there and read through.

Monks with guns

(Goes through the article, and few posts down)

It is sometimes right to fight in an unjust war

So apparently according to the site,

defending yourself against a neighbor who wants you dead because you don't follow the one true deen when all you wanted to do was sit at home and meditate is wrong

But going half the world across to wage a premeditated war on a sovereign territory and on civilians is perfectly alright.

In the last line it also somehow managed to mentions Kali Yuga. I've mentioned it in the Fourth Turning thread. No matter how you want to twist it to suit your prejudice, no verbal root of Kali Yuga translates into "age of destruction."
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Re: What blogs are you reading?

Post by jennypenny » Sun May 07, 2017 6:50 am

I want to change my list too. It seems like most bloggers are recycling old content or hiring ghostwriters to repackage it. I do check sites like resilience.org so I can see what's new in that part of the blogosphere. Same with ZH and a private prepper community. Most of the best new content seems to have moved to youtube/podcasts. I try to check Root Simple, Kunstler, AOM and some others on a somewhat regular basis, but the apparent death of JMG's blog feels like the end of an era to me.

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Re: What blogs are you reading?

Post by Dragline » Sun May 07, 2017 7:41 am

I also really have stopped reading blogs regularly -- the most interesting stuff does seem to have migrated to podcasts, augmented by lists of links, etc., which then feeds a reading list in my case.

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Re: What blogs are you reading?

Post by jacob » Sun May 07, 2017 7:54 am

Migration could be happening because the blogging field has been completely saturated. It' been 10-15 years now since blogging took off. Maybe there's just too many. Another reason could be wider usage of smartphones and iPads which is more about watching and listening than reading. It could also be generational ... we're beginning to have a lot of users who literally grew up with streaming as soon as they could use a device. Zuckerberg also believes videos to the future.

I feel older and older. I hope it's cyclical. I liked it more when people had actual websites. Nothing better than an oldschool 1990s style website full of info.

Question: So youtube seems to have some of the dumbest comments around (even on serious stuff). How are podcasts comments? I thought good comments were a big part the reason to switch from websites to blogs.

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