A few weeks ago I had over 1000 unread items in Bloglines. Since I knew I wouldn't get around to reading the backlog I marked them all as read and promised myself I would do better at keeping up with my blog reading if I could start again with a clean slate. So far I've been pretty good and I've managed to find various curiosities along the way.
These aren't in any particular order:
After scrawling 'awk. exp.' in the margins of many an essay lately, this list of 'Fifty office-speak phrases you love to hate' compiled by the BBC proved particularly resonant.
Passive Aggressive Notes is dedicated to sharing 'painfully polite and hilariously hostile notes from shared spaces the world over'.
I discovered Zigzigger, a blog by a media studies academic in the US. He's very readable and you know you want to go and read a post with this title: "That cat who lives in a garbage can should be out demonstrating and overturning every institution, even Sesame Street...". There's a link there as well to an excellent mash-up show-down between the Teletubbies and Oscar the Grouch.
I'm most pleased about being diligent in my reading of TV Tonight. Sometimes there are up to 11 posts per day, which might sound a bit overwhelming, but they're brief enough. TV Tonight suits my purposes well; it lets me know what's going on in television in Australia covering institutions (business and government), audiences, and texts. I like that the writer appreciates television and has an opinion too.