I used to subscribe to about 100 different blogs, many of them in the financial field. After time, I found going through a RSS reader for about an hour a day wasn’t the best use of my time. Reading every blog on personal finance, would only lead me to think and write the same stuff as other bloggers. Instead, my main source of inspiration for GenYwealth comes from books.
However, that doesn’t mean blogs are not worth reading. As long as each post provides value, blogs are very helpful and inspirational. The key is limiting yourself to blogs that generate the most value in your life.
Below is a list of my top ten favorite blogs that post something of value consistently.
- The Art of Nonconformity – Unconventional strategies for life, work, and travel
- Blog Maverick – Mark Cuban’s, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and self-mae billionaire, personal blog
- Entreprenuers Journey – Simple advice on internet business
- I Will Teach You To Be Rich – Personal finance blog
- Lifehacker: Highlights – Keeps me up to date on what’s new online
- Seth Godin – Seth Godin’s, a genius marketer, personal blog
- Smart Passive Income - A must read if you’re interested in passive income
- Springwise – Unique and new business ideas
- Steve Pavlina – Personal development blog
- Vanguard Blog – Their one post a week, is about all the stock market news I need
Blog Reading Tips
Here are a few tips to feeding yourself only the essential.
- Get blog updates using a RSS reader like Google Reader.
- Don’t check your reader more than once a day, every other day is better.
- Don’t be afraid to unsubscribe if the blog doesn’t give any value to you.
- You don’t have to read every article. Scan first to see if it’s worth your time.
For someone who says they are in the financial field, I read very little on the day-to-day fluctuations of the stock market. I couldn’t tell you what the market did yesterday, nor do I think it’s really important. Instead, I try to stick to only the information that will make a difference in my life or be of help to others.
Reading is a lot taking a language class. You can spend an hour a day and get an A, or you can spend 5 hours a day and get a A+. Personally, I would rather have the A and the extra 4 hours a day.
What information sources make a positive difference in your life? What information sources make no difference at all?