What does your daily schedule look like? I know I have talked about reading, particularly books, but have you set aside time to read other professionals’ blogs, peer-reviewed articles, magazines, or listen to the newest craze – podcasts? As an avid learner, I love to scope other places so I continue developing personally and professionally.
This week I want to write a quick blog about some of my favorite places to find, read, or listen to articles, podcasts, and more.
My top three places to read/listen:
Medium is a place writers can publish their blogs. On Medium you can search articles through tags like you would find in blogs published on individual’s personal or business websites.
Why I like Medium
As a reader, you can find articles from multiple authors about one topic. This is great because you can go to one place and learn from multiple people about a particular topic of interest.
What Medium could improve
The articles are not always current as some bloggers use Medium to republish their own blogs after they have already been on their own website. Also, there are an increasingly higher number of clickbait articles coming to the site. It’s more than just a title but also the content in the article is not always the best. So like other websites you need to learn what authors to trust.
I’ve written a great blog on feedly before. Feedly is a place where you can read all of your favorite RSS feeds in one place.
Why I like Feedly
You have probably found a few great websites or authors who you love to read. An RSS feed is a tool that automatically updates with the feed’s newest articles. Here you can gather all of you favorite authors in one place and even organize the feeds into tags.
What could be better?
There are many websites, businesses, or authors that keep an RSS feed. However, not every place has one. Also, there are many RSS feeds so again finding the ones you gain the most from takes a bit of time.
Stitcher is a site, well technically an app, that plays podcasts.
Why I like Stitcher
There are many podcasts you can listen to. There are some wonderful podcasts that are both professionally created and filled with great information on any and all topics. Also, you can listen to podcasts on your computer or your phone.
What could be better?
The biggest problem I see is sometimes it is hard to find older podcasts as they do not seem to load.
What are some of your favorite places to read or listen? There are plenty out there so let’s hear ’em!