I spent yesterday covering a political rally, which meant sitting on my ass for four hours to record 20 minutes worth of speechifying. I brought a book, but the real journalists, the ones who were following the campaign from state to state, brought laptops and got work done. I was intrigued to note, looking over their shoulders, that they were nearly as scattered as I am, constantly clicking from the thing they were writing to some blog to Mediabistro to email to some other blog. I do that too! But of course, most of what they were reading was about politics, whereas most of what I read is about Project Runway.
I probably should read CNN online, Wonkette, CJR, the New York Times blogs, Politico, the DNC and RNC sites, C-Span’s Campaign Network. I do read them, of course, just not every ding-dang day. On a daily basis I read Project Rungay (I wasn’t kidding), Scary Go Round, Achewood, Dinosaur Comics, Go Fug Yourself, and Comics Curmudgeon. There’s other stuff I read regularly, including Shakesville and every blog on the Fatosphere feed, but these are the ones that are part of my schedule — my morning’s not complete until I’ve checked them. They’re my equivalent of morning coffee (or, in the case of GFY and Comics Curmudgeon, lunchtime coffee). It’s not a workday without them.
What are your daily reads? Whether it’s at work or on your leisure time like you oughta, what are the sites you click on every single day?