I have 81 feeds in my Google reader. Not all of them are ‘daily life’ blogs. I have a ‘CNN-Inside Middle East’ feed, A ‘CNN- Inside Africa’ feed and ‘Top Stories CNN’ feed. I have a ‘National Geographic daily news’ and a ‘Gorilla Protection’ feed too. (Which are both very interesting by the way)
Recently I added a ‘Britannica – advocacy for animals feed’ too. I also have a feed for Discovery channel’s ‘Man VS. Wild’s’ host Bear Gryll’s apart from normal blogs, author interviews and latest books feeds.
I was just wondering if the kind of feeds you have or the kind of blogs you read have anything to do with the kind of person or the type of personality you have?
CNN Top Stories has many new posts every hour. They are not complete feeds, just headings and a brief description. I generally skim through all the articles and only click on those which I am interested in. And recently I have noticed that majority of the articles I tend to expand and want to read have something to do with human/ animal suffering, wars, deaths etc etc.
I’ll give you examples:
- Deadly suicide blast hits S. Afghanistan
- S. Korea’s Lee: No older U.S. beef
- China to raise fuel prices
- Son wonders if dad’s wife poisoned him
- Rape a way of life for Darfur’s women
- Militant attack closes Shell oil facility
- Zimbabwe opposition: Mayor’s wife killed
Okay, you get an idea, right?
I mean, by common sense I can say that if a person has feeds related to books or photography or travel it means that the person is interested in those things. But what can you say about the kind of stuff I like to single out and read? Mind you I don’t feel very depressed or anything by reading all the news above. I am just plain interested. Obviously I think how can people be so cruel and all that, but that’s about it.
What will you call me then? Don’t call me a sadist because I don’t take pleasure in reading such news. What kind of feeds do you have apart from daily-life blogs?