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Ask HN: Who has the best personal website/blog?
114 points by pauljarvis 19 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 32 comments
This thread on Twitter took off (https://twitter.com/pjrvs/status/1176945769598705664), so I'm curious to ask the same question on HN.



I don't know which aspect for the "best" you mean, if you meant best on monetary gain by reading their articles, definitely https://kalzumeus.com (HN user patio11)


he encourages people to write to him -- has anyone?

I wanna write to him about a Startup idea I have, to see if i can ask him some questions and see what he says about the potential of it. That be ok right?


I wrote him an email once and his reply was gracious and very helpful.

"best" is however you define the term :)


I don't know about "best". But here's some I always check in on:

Jessie Frazelle: https://blog.jessfraz.com/

Joshua Stein: https://jcs.org/

Jim Fisher: https://jameshfisher.com/

(I just noticed they all have first names starting with 'J', weird coincidence, right?).


Bret Victor’s is a great one: http://www.worrydream.com


Without Reading anything ... This Site is a bloat for my smartphone


https://www.gwern.net/

Beautifully designed, highly readable, black and white. Take a look :)


I must mention Amos Wenger https://amos.me who strated writing recently but have a really nice prose and great touch of pedagogy which make post really enjoyable and personally I learn things very well in his posts !


My favorite blogs generally post super actionable marketing tactics that you can begin implementing as you read. Also enjoy reading industry insights, observations and trends from folks with high levels of experience.

https://a16z.com/ (specifically Ben Horowitz's posts - he starts off each with a rap lyric)

https://sparktoro.com/blog

https://andrewchen.co/

https://doubleyourfreelancing.com

https://rankz.io/blog

https://contentdistribution.com/guides (mine)



I like Scott Alexander's Slate Star Codex (yep, it's an anagram of his name). He talks mostly about science, religion and social issues, often with a pleasant reading and a comment section filled with good discussions.

https://slatestarcodex.com/about/


Uh.. but one has an n and one s, and the other has no n and two ss.


He balances it out by putting an N in the logo. (serious answer)


I tend to read blogs that cover PHP, C++, Linux and some iOS development here and there, etc. Here are some of my favs:

- http://brendangregg.com

- https://marcell.me

- https://www.raywenderlich.com

- https://blog.codinghorror.com/


Seths.blog because he has written daily for 20 years, and aaronparecki.com because his blog is a manifestation of IndieWeb ideas (open decentralized comments, likes, mentions, etc.)


https://brandur.org/articles

Great articles and I personally love the diagrams.


I've been digging on a lot of Observable notebooks lately. Having code and visualization and description so neatly presented together makes for a powerful presentation.

I'll just link to Bostock's, but there are many other informative and enlightening ones. This will only get better ;)

https://observablehq.com/@mbostock


https://coderscat.com is a great one.

And if you are a beginner for learn to code: https://learntocodewith.me/blog/


I think Dan Luu's website is kind of cool [0] because visually there's no frills, just content.

- [0] http://danluu.com/


Hey, Since you asked who has the best blog, its difficult to pick just one. So let me share a list of a few personal bloggers who I think are the best.

1. Yaro Starak 2. Darren Rowse 3.Abby Lawson 4. Trevor and Jennifer Debth 5. Paul Scrivens 6. Steve and Jennifer Chou 7. Rosemarie Groner 8.Lindsay and Bjork 9.Jon Morrow 10. Alborz Fallah

SEO is the backbone of blog optimization. Reaching the right audience is what matters the most along with the good content. If you are wondering how to get there, do read 'SEO For Growth'. Get your copy from http://neiltheblogger.club


If you're into the .Net stack and Azure, checkout -

https://www.simongilbert.net/


Dunno about 'best', but my favourite is Julia Evans - love her style, love her content.

https://jvns.ca/


Her zines are awesome - she's good to follow on twitter too: https://twitter.com/b0rk



I find myself on Chris' site all the time

https://chrisalbon.com/


NODE's is pretty nice: n-o-d-e.net


muhammadraza.me

I like the search functionality


I think mine is pretty good www.aladinbs.com


    <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.5.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
    <script src="http://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/modernizr/2.8.2/modernizr.js"></script>
    <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
Ignoring the two kinds of jquery, you're loading JavaScript to your non-TLS website without TLS?

And loading your analytics (quantcast) with inline scripts on a non-TLS page?

That's kinda asking for a MITM attack, isn't it?


Shameless plug eh!


Why the dark theme tho? It's very hard on the eyes




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