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Pivoting off this great thread on Hacker News, I was curious what folks here on Inbound feel the need to read every single day.
Daily: sidebar.io, inbound.org, news.ycombinator.com, smashingmagazine.com, arstechnica.com, seomoz.org, longform.org
Weekly: sachagrief.com, 37signals.com, contently.com
My daily/weekly list of must reads consist of:
Search Engine Land
Search Engine Watch
State of Search
The Next Web
I also have an 'SEO' list in my Twitter account which I check daily.
To be honest I do not read sources directly most of time, they would be too many, I rely on sites where other people sift through the info overload and find the best gems. That's why I read Inbound daily but also Google+, Twitter and third party tools that sort out the popular posts like Topsy, Tweeted Times, Engagio.
I use Feeder, a Chrome extension, to manage all of my SEO reading. You can go here to download Feeder and import my subscriptions: http://marketingchris.com/tools/seo-feeds/
Because I have been so busy lately I usually just visit inbound.org and try and read the top ten posts that the community thinks are important. Great way to sift through everything for myself anyways.
I've subscribed to probably 50+ SEO sites over the past few years, and typically unsubscribe within a few monthsbut these are the ones that produce enough quality content for me to keep them going. I put an emphasis on quality over quantity - don't care if a site posts daily or monthly as long as they don't fill up the blog updates folder in my email.SEOMoz, Distilled, SEER, Point Blank SEO, Portent, 01100111011001010110010101101011, ConversionXL, Linkbuildr, SEO by the Sea, Local SEO Guide, Blumenthal's, and Google Webmaster Central
Every other day or so, I scan them all, and probably end up reading 50% based upon article title and a scan. Might go back and read something I skipped if I see enough tweets about it.
I read Inbound, Moz, my custom Flipboard (mainly copyblogger, problogger, distilled, seer, marketing profs, hbr and a few other top blogs), and Google Reader. I don't get to all the stuff in Reader b/c I sub to about 300-350 blogs but I do tend to power through Inbound's Incoming and the hottest ones I haven't seen. I read Flipboard at night and star what I want to re-read, Evernote and repost. That saves to Twitter faves and I have a stream in Hootsuite dedicated to just those posts. Then I follow about a billion people on Twitter so if I need stuff to post, tweet, etc, I just look there. I am 80% curator, 20% creator, so I tend to repost a lot!
I wish there was some way an algorithm could know what I read and what I dont, make suggestions, and prioritize everything for me.
I am always consuming too much info. like google reader and amazon, with a little inbound.org thrown in.
does such app or website exist?
Jason, the closest I've found is Zite for iOS. It takes your Google Reader and social media feeds and shows you the most popular content by categories. It also watches how you interact with the content and adjusts its algorithm for you as you use it. You can also help it learn what you do amd don't like by a thumbs up or down, or even tell it to exclude sources you don't find helpful. It's my first read every day.
Second is Inbound, of course!
Search Engine Round Table
Search Engine Journal
SEO digest on homepage of ahrefs.com
Point Blank SEO
When I remember:
I read too much.
My reading list is less about specific sites and more about what particular lists of certain twitter users are tweeting. I create lists of marketing professionals/tech reporters/bloggers that I like and then just sift through those lists every so often to see what they're sharing. I also check Inbound when I have a few free minutes (could stand to be here more...) and get Slashdot, SEL, etc headlines emailed me to me daily.
Sadly I don't think I tackle most of my reading daily. That said I have made sure to subscribe to the daily digest emails from Search Engine Land, Marketing Land, Search Engine Roundtable, and Mashable.Outside of that I keep inbound.org as a pinned tab in my browser along with G+, Facebook, and Twitter to keep up with what's going on around the web and just read stuff I find intriguing from there.
My weekly MUST READS that are in Reader are:
SEERDistilledBlueGlassSEO by the Sea
Harvard Business Review
Ted.com and DeMilked for Inspiration
Social Media Today