The good news: I wrote 3300 words today, woot.
PC Mag's top 100 blogs for 2007. The ones that I read: Smart Bitches Who Love Trashy Books, Post Secret, Lifehacker (sometimes), Go Fug Yourself (obviously), Gawker (well, I keep an eye on headlines from the Gawker-Defamer-Jezebel trifecta), Comics Curmudgeon, AdFreak (hi, David!), Boing Boing, ohnotheydidnt (well, I skim the headlines. The comments will make you beat your head against a wall) and, of course, Cute Overload. Actually, you know what? I'll give you my essential daily reading. Not all the blogs on my RSS reader; just the essentials. I'd say I'm giving away my linkspam secrets, but it's not like y'all can't already tell which blogs I read just from the links themselves. In alphabetical order:
Bridge to the Stars
CNN (various feeds)
The Costumer's Guide*
Entertainment Weekly (various feeds)
Fandom Wank (and other wank comms)
Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog
Go Fug Yourself
I Can Has Cheezburger
John August's blog
John Scalzi's blog
The Leaky Cauldron
Married to the Sea***
MSNBC (various feeds)
MTV Movies Blog (surprisingly good)
Neil Gaiman's blog
The Non-Adventures of Wonderella
Post Secret (Sundays)
Smart Bitches Who Love Trashy Books
USAToday (various feeds)
* Does not actually have a feed; I have Watch That Page track it instead.
** Jezebel is my favorite of the three; it's far more feminist. Also, they have Crap Emails from a Dude, which I love.
*** Doesn't have a feed, either. I'd check it a lot more often if they did, even though I know it updates daily. Also, I kind of liked it better when the artwork was more Victorian.
So that's my top 40 (I counted: it just happened to be forty) feeds that are actually on my reader (with a couple of exceptions that I check manually). Google Reader says I actually have 173 feeds total, but that's the cream of the crop, in essence: some writers, some movies, some comics, some gossip. And also some hard news, so I'm not completely ignorant of the world.
Linkspam! And not all that much today, for some reason.
High seas mystery full of twists.
Several U.S. cities snapping over baggy pants.
Via Making Light: The Plagiarism Drinking Game.
Bill Waterson reviews the new Charles Shulz bio.
Box Office Report: ''Why Did I Get Married?'' a surprise No. 1.
Rowling calls first book tour in 7 years a ‘treat’; J.K. Rowling Talks Hogwarts Encyclopedia and More; More shots of Slughorn's house.
Golden Compass Trading Cards.
Over at The Costumer's Guide: New set pics from Keira Knightley's The Duchess. Mmm, ten-foot hair.
Whedon reacts to Fox shutting down Buffy sing-a-longs.
Eli Roth's 'Trailer Trash' to Hit Theaters This August.
Twisted Pictures' Take on Fatal Attraction is Coming.
Look Who's Auditioning for the 'Justice League' Movie.
Halle Berry’s ‘Nefertiti’ Will Have ‘Epic Quality’ To It.
Hackford Directing Mirren and Pesci in Love Ranch. Sometimes, I see headlines like this in my nightmares.