As previously noted, I resist the nomenclature around blogging. Some alternative ideas to supplant the title of blogroll include:
- Recommended reading
- Internet heroes
- Personal website moodboard
At the end of the day, it’s a list of individuals’ websites, RSS feeds, and/or newsletters that I draw inspiration from. I’ve presented them in alphabetical order.
- Dave Rupert
- Dave writes regularly about developing for the web, and it’s always insightful.
- Derek Sivers
- I first heard of Derek when I read Anything You Want. Everything I’ve read sense then has made me stop and think.
- Eric Bailey
- Eric’s ethos towards design and development is front and center. The process of being developed in the open was a big inspiration in me doing the same. Everything published here seems carefully considered, and worthy of the time needed for ingesting.
- Frank Chimero
- I honestly don’t remember how I first heard Frank.
It was around 2010’ish?
There’s a back catalogue of worthwhile thoughts.
I’d consider Everything Easy is Hard Again required reading for everyone developing for the web browser.
- Hans Gerwitz
- Hans’ personal site is an inspiring archive. The minimal navigation is unique, and works really well for the stated goals.
- Jamie’s Notes
- I can’t recall how I stumbled upon this one. But it’s a good’n.
- Jim Nielsen
- The regularity of digestible, interesting posts is a real treat.
- Joel Hooks
- Joel’s blog isn’t a blog. This digital garden is well tended, and provides a lot of interesting deep dives in the areas of entrepreneurship and online educational content.
- Joshua Blankenship
- Joshua’s blog may have been among the first I subscribed to, way way way back. Great takes on every area of life.
- Manton Reece
- Founder of micro.blog, and publisher of all things indie.
- Mattias Ott
- No relation, but the thoughts published definitely speak my language.
- Michael Chan
- Michael and I met as partners-in-code at Planning Center. He’s even better offline than he is online. If you’re in the React community, you’ve probably heard of him. If not, you’re welcome.
- Michael Lee
- I appreciate the balance of entrepreneurship, development, and real life content that Michael publishes.
- Ryan Singer
- Ryan Singer is the Head of Product Strategy at Basecamp. Tapping into his design process mind is super educational.
- Tania Rascia
- Always with the understandable write-ups on interesting projects.