I’m by no means the most prolific blog reader, but even I find myself cherry picking from my blog roll on occasion. The criteria for selection are pretty crude actually,
- Are you near the top in my bloglines viewer (Eirpreneur wins on this count)
- Do you post less than once a day? (nothing worse that discovering 200 unread items after a few days, digg and engadget stand up and take a bow).
- Can I read it in 5 minutes or less
So in no particular order the blogs I’ll hit nearly everyday that they have content,
- Eirpreneur : Good round up of Irish startup news
- Sarah Carey – GUBU : Sarah was the first Irish blogger I read regularily and as I know her, it always gives her posts a certain spice.
- Bernie Goldbach – Irish Eyes : Nice perspectives on technology from Bernie (but if he keeps that del.icio.us autoposting stuff going he’s heading for the high road :-))
- David McWilliams : He writes well and has a larger worldview than most Irish journalists
- Sharpcast : Competitor website, ’nuff said.
- Dave Winer – Scripting News: Dave always has a point of view, he writes beautifully and if you missed it on the web, Dave will generally link to it sooner or later.
- Jonathan Schwartz: As CEO of Sun, Jonathan blogs once in a while. I read it because he has balls and if anybody can save Sun from themselves he can.
- I, Cringely : Robert Cringely writes a column once a week and always has something worthwhile to say about the tech industry especially when it comes to the six pack, IBM, Microsoft, Apple, HP, Yahoo and Google.
- Robert Scoble : Lost some of his lustre since leaving Microsoft, but still a good link source, if Dave Winer doesn’t get it Scoble will.
- Darren Barefoot: Darren worked wih me in Cape Clear (which is where I met Sarah Carey) so the personal relationship extends to the blog. He also is definitely “quirky” in a way that I like.
- InfoWorld Top News : Keep up to date on TechNews with this one site. Ads are big and the articles are small, but nobody does it better.
- Mike Arrington – TechCrunch : Great competitor watch site.
- Dilbert : You need a reason?