It should come as no great surprise to anyone when I state that my reading and writing tend to be pretty old-fashioned. Hell, it took the Great Recession to make me tolerate The New York Times online. (I had to give up the luxury of doorstep delivery because it is rather pricey). I live for the crinkle of a newspaper, the tearing out of articles and the underlining of striking passages. I attempt to bring that sensibility to the writing here on SP. I guess it’s an “Old” media approach to “New” in the same way SP looks at the rigors of etiquette and traditions through a modern perspective and practicality.
Where do you get your news and influences? Where do you check up on your culture? Your trends? Your cultural literacy, if you will. I occasionally find new blogs through links in news stories and postings, but like you I have my regulars and suffice with the happenstance stumble upons. It is a sticky, spider-webbed jungle out there. You could spend all day following links, and while this is indeed a good way to find hidden, un-buzzed gems when you have hours to spare, it is always nice to have a little guidance.
I recently stumbled upon this blog and a listing of the best men’s blogs as submitted by reader’s comments. Like any guide, this one has its biases. The readers are of a certain perspective and tend to be of the same tribe, which is good some of the time. Like men’s social clubs of old, you want to know what those of like minds think and where they gather, don’t you? I’ve looked over the nominations from these readers and just subscribed to quite a few of the suggestions. I think you’ll agree that it’s a very good starting point for navigating the blogosphere. His readers’ choice for the best men’s blog? www.acontinuouslean.com.
SP is often asked to link to other bloggers — and links to this site are greatly appreciated — and one day a links page will be added. But for the moment, it’s all very low-tech here on SP. The fact that there are postings here on a regular basis still amazes me even after this first year. And now with all this guidance, I may just find some content and technical inspiration and perhaps learn a few things.
Please use the comments section to enlighten us and direct us to other great sites, your own included. SP is never afraid of a little self-promotion. Don’t you be either.
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