Blog A-List

Andy Lindeman

1 min read

Jul 10, 2012

Blog A-List

Way behind

Staying on top of the new technologies and features in web development can be difficult. The volume of information being generated is vast, and I have found myself becoming discouraged when I can’t seem to keep up.

The primary ways I stay on top of the community are Twitter, selected newsletters (e.g., Ruby Weekly), and blogs.

Blogs are great, but they pile up quickly. However, I’ve found a compromise that works for me: my Blog A-List.

In the past, I would subscribe to any blog that seemed to produce interesting content. In my feed reader, I tagged them all as “technical.”

However, after a few days of being busy with client work or a vacation, the “technical” tag would balloon to hundreds of posts. I’d regularly have to declare RSS bankrupcy and mark everything as read.

This bothered me because I felt like while I could have skipped a lot of content I wouldn’t have read anyway, I might have missed out on some things that would have benefited me greatly.

Enter the “a-list” tag.

Steve Sparks

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Steve Sparks has been a Nerd since 2011 and an electronics geek since age five. His primary focus is on iOS, watchOS, and tvOS development. He plays guitar and makes strange and terrifying contraptions. He lives in Atlanta with his family.

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