What Should I Add To My RSS Reader?

by Ron Haynes

Four years ago, I was bored with the Internet. It seemed like I read and visited the same sites over and over – mostly news and politics with a little weather and stock quotes sprinkled in. I did my taxes via the Internet. I check my bank balance. I bought a few things on eBay but I was very bored with what I was reading on a daily basis. Then I discovered blogs.

I quickly gobbled up these new sources of ideas and information and the Internet was new again. Then I discovered how to use an RSS Reader and suddenly I was really plugged in! New ideas, new posts, and new articles were at my disposal and I loved it … I still do. I quickly gave up the old “bookmarking” or “favorites” practice. A feed reader is much superior.

The great thing about being plugged in to so many people via The Wisdom Journal is discovering new information and new sites, so I’m asking you –

What blogs or sites should I add to my RSS Reader?

Feel free to recommend your own site or someone else’s by leaving a comment. I won’t guarantee that I’ll necessarily add it, but with over 3,000 people reading this site on a daily basis, I’m counting on finding something new, interesting, intriguing, and engaging. I’m looking for sites that update regularly and have well written, relevant content. My site holds a comment for moderation if it contains more than two links, so don’t be alarmed if your comment doesn’t show up right away.

What subjects am I interested in? Primarily those related to financial matters, but I’m also interested in time management, personal development, business and entrepreneurship.

Send ‘em on!

About the author

Ron Haynes has written 1000 articles on The Wisdom Journal.


The founder and editor of The Wisdom Journal in 2007, Ron has worked in banking, distribution, retail, and upper management for companies ranging in size from small startups to multi-billion dollar corporations. He graduated Suma Cum Laude from a top MBA program and currently is a Human Resources and Management consultant, helping companies know how employees will behave in varying situations and what motivates them to action, assisting firms in identifying top talent, and coaching managers and employees on how to better communicate and make the workplace MUCH more enjoyable. If you'd like help in these areas, contact Ron using the contact form at the top of this page or at 870-761-7881.


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{ 14 comments }

sfgirl

I have always wanted to know how to use my RSS feeder as well.

Chris

lifehacker.com & unclutterer.com

jay

I find google reader suggested sites to often be spot on. So if you use google reader, just go there!

Specifics include the 2 chris mentioned
http://unclutterer.com/
http://lifehacker.com/
and I’ll throw in some more:
notcot.org
Boing Boing
MAKE Magazine
Neatorama
Serious Eats
I could go on and on and on. I am subscribed to about 420 feeds. I am just going to stop now….

Ron

I could go to Google Reader, but I’d rather get some “word of mouth” recommendations from you guys!

Single Guy Money

I’ll be the first to plug my own site. How about adding http://www.singleguymoney.com to your RSS reader.

I also recommend checking out clarkhoward.com.

Ron

Already have you on there!
I’ve read Clark Howard but never subscribed. That’s a good one.

Jeff

Hi Ron, I’ll be the second to plug my site :)

http://deliverawaydebt.com.

As the name implies I blog about paying down debt with a second job as a pizza delivery guy. As a matter of fact I’m reading all my rss feeds right now at the pizza job.

Thanks, Jeff

Sarah

I’m not sure I’m the genre you’re looking for, but my blog is here: http://ekingout.blogspot.com/

I really enjoy the discussions over at http://earlyretirementextreme.com/, and http://thirtyaweek.wordpress.com/ is great, too.

Amber

You’re just begging for us to plug our own sites, so I am: http://amber.diseasedvole.com/blog/?feed=rss2 My site is a photography blog and that’s what a lot of the feeds in my reader are. Some of my favorites (without leaning too heavily toward weddings):
http://bobbyearle.com/blog/
http://www.mattnicolosiblog.com/
http://voltronofawesomeness.com/

I subscribe to 400+ blogs, on a wide variety of topics. I make sure to read these, among others:
consumerist.com
lifehacker.com
postsecret.com
http://www.amateurgourmet.com/

I’ve listed non-financial blogs because you probably already have plenty of those. Here are my favorites in that category:
wisebread.com
5dollardinners.com
http://blogs.consumerreports.org/money/

I also subscribe to a large number of local blogs – try metblogs or the ists for your area. You’ll also be surprised by how many local services blog (my library and city government do, for instance). I’ve also set up Craigslist searches, flickr feeds and other bits.

Oscar - freestyle mind

Well, I could say, subscribe to my blog! But instead I say try to stay away from having too many subscriptions, I don’t think you want to spend hours each day reading rss feeds (I once did).

Anna - Penny Sophisticate

I blog about money & entrepreneurship (along with other things including food and personal development) – it’s all about using what you’ve got, where you are, and growing (all of) your resources exponentially! Let me know what you think? Love your blog, btw. One of the first I ever started reading. ;-)

Here’s my site:
http://www.PennySophisticate.com

Anna - Penny Sophisticate

I blog about money & entrepreneurship (along with other things including food and personal development) – it’s all about using what you’ve got, where you are, and growing (all of) your resources exponentially! Let me know what you think?
http://www.PennySophisticate.com

Love your blog, btw. One of the first I ever started reading. ;-)

Monevator

I can’t resist asking you to take a look at my blog, which is about personal finance and investing! It’s at http://monevator.com. You may have me on there already though as you were kind enough to send me some advice a year or so ago.

An unusual use for RSS if you’re feeling jaded is to subscribe to something like the current top bookmarks list on delicious. You get a every changing daily digest of what’s buzzing, and you can dip and choose.

Matthew @ LifeOfAnInvestor

Hey Ron,
I know this is an old post but I’m just catching up with my reading in my RSS Reader!
If you’re not already reading, you might want to check out my blog as well. Mine is more of a mix of personal and financial, less of a strict follower-generating blog. I do want as many readers as possible, but I still want to post about what I find interesting, not about what I can get the most searches for in Google.
http://www.lifeofaninvestor.com

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