One of the fun things about Google Reader is that it tracks what you’re actually reading and what you’re just marking as read with the click of the button. Here are some of the blogs that I’ve been reading over the last 30 days, in the format (Blog, Read #, Read % – description):
- Lifehacker, 226, 38% – Productivity and general “hacks” for life
- I Can Has Cheezburger, 174, 100% – Funny pictures of cats with captions
- Mark Batterson, 48, 94% – Pastor of NCC, Author of In a Pit With a Lion
- Seth Godin, 39, 100% – Marketing
- Smashing Magazine, 35, 100% – Design and creativity
- Dilbert Daily Strip, 27, 90% – My favorite comic, by Scott Adams
- The Plow, 17, 100% – Art/Creativity for Church Leaders
- Website Gallery, 14, 100% – Thumbnails of good website design
- Peter King, 11, 92% – Football News/Insights
- Church Relevance, 10, 100% – Church and culture
- atteSmythe’s Cantankerous, 9, 100% — A long-time friend
- Gmail Blog, 9, 90% – Official blog for Gmail development/announcements
- Jaime’s Journal, 6, 100% — My wife’s blog
- The Dash in Between, 4, 100% — My sister’s blog
I didn’t include our church staff/members blogs, except for my wife’s. I also only included those blogs that I read 90% or more of posts, or read over 100 posts in the last 30 days. In total, I’m subscribed to about 60 blogs/RSS feeds.
Mark Batterson and Seth Godin have been most influential on how I think and process information. Smashing Magazine, The Plow and a few others not listed have influenced my design ideas for ministry. Lifehacker has turned me on to some great software tools and living tips. I Can Has Cheezburger is just plain funny, but not everyone gets why. I honestly thought it would lose the hilarity long before now, but it hasn’t.
Thanks for reading Church Relevance!
Thanks for posting good stuff! 🙂 Yours was actually one of the first blogs I started reading when I got into this back in October, 2007.