Interesting personal statistic I looked at today: I currently am subscribed to 149 blogs (which I break up into five categories: Friends, Architecture, Art, Theology, and Misc.).
This number seems a bit excessive (and it definitely feels that way when everybody decides to post at once), but mostly it is pretty manageable and the one corner of the internet that I find the most value in.
Besides friends some of my favorite blogs are:
The Big Picture (news through photography)
Downhill Bothways (blog by Piper’s son as he muses on his walks and interactions in downtown Minneapolis)
Last Night Rains (blog by illustrator Cory Godbey, his “bit and runs” comic strip is particularly funny for those of us who grew up on Mario – also good step by step traditional illustration breakdowns)
Design Milk (collecting all the fun design ideas the web has to offer)
BUILD blog (blog by a Seattle architecture firm on their practice and their musings on the practice in general)
I am interested to know how many blogs you read. If you use Google reader then you can find out by clicking “Reader Settings” at the top, then clicking on the “subscriptions” tab. If you don’t use a reader then you probably can count them pretty easily.