Advent of Bloggers 2021: Day 6
Written by James. Published on under the Advent of Bloggers (Series) category.
I am writing a blog post every day from December 1st to December 24th, 2021, about a blogger whose writing or site I follow. My aim for this series is to help you discover new blogs and to help get the word out about content creators whose blogs I appreciate. You can read more about this series in the inaugural Day 1 post.
I am always excited to see a new entry from rubenerd.com in my RSS reader. rubenerd.com, run by Ruben Schade, has been running since 2004. Ruben posts short blog entries on a regular cadence on topics from technology to Ruben's thoughts on the world. Because most blog posts are short, they are easy to digest.
Ruben's blog is delightfully simple, placing a focus on content and clear navigation. Ruben's homepage is a list of his most recent posts without any clutter. Thus, it's easy to get a taste of what Ruben writes about without having to do too much digging. Although if you are in the mood for exploring a blog, rubenerd.com has you covered. The archives page will take you through years of Ruben's writing broken down by year, category, and location.
Rubenerd's site has a one-of-a-kind Omake. The Omake is a page where Ruben shares many different pieces of knowledge, from how his site works to where he likes to drink coffee in various cities. The page is reminiscent of a digital garden, but focused on specific pieces of information and presented on one page. You will even be able to find more blogs to explore in the "Subscriptions" section of Ruben's Omake.
Every so often, Ruben records a podcast. I love listening to the podcasts because they are down-to-earth and do not feel heavily produced, unlike many other podcasts to which I have listened. In the podcast, Ruben muses on the goings-on in his daily life and what he is thinking about without scripting.
Ruben's blog is massive so any list of recommendations could not do the site justice. With that said, there are a few pieces I have read lately that I would recommend reading:
- The scripting spiral
- Spam calls
- Trying The Old Reader
- Australia doesn’t do cappuccinos
- My popular opinions
We're almost a week into this series. I was hesitant to start this series because I typically do not blog on a schedule. Multi-day challenges are difficult for me. But I am glad I did start this series. There are so many interesting blogs out there and I would like to help share them with the world. As a bonus, some people have reached out to share blogs with me that I otherwise would not have known about. Indeed, the web is vast: there are plenty of people out there doing interesting things with their own personal websites. I'll see you tomorrow for the seventh day of this series!
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