Happy Halloween first of all! Hope if you do celebrate it that you have a fun and safe one! It's kinda weird starting and stopping blogging for so long but I'm trying to get back into the swing of things… if there ever was a swing. I don't like to think that I'm neglecting this blog but with work and everything else it's hard to keep up to date. And blogging I think takes me longer than most people who blog. I always get caught up in getting everything perfect that it takes forever to do one post.
Anyway I thought I'd share 5 things I've been kinda addicted too the last several months. And I say addicted in that I use these sites/services at least once a day if not multiple times… so yes frequently.
What can I say about Pinterest? It's basically tumblr on steroids and can be quite addictive because it's seriously so much eye candy you can sit for hours going through what other people have pinned and yeah…. it gets better if you have a wide screen. Feel free to check out my pins and follow me if you want.
I've been so happy with feedly because it makes subscribing to feeds a whole lot more intuitive I think because of the heavy use of imagery through the way they deliver the content and also it gives you a way to subsribe to sites with feeds a lot easier, via a small semi transparent button graphic that sits down on the bottom right hand corner of your screen. If you publish a blog or have a business where you need to publish new content Feedly not only makes it easier to keep tabs on all your feeds it makes it enjoyable.
I'll be honest, I'm new to Tumblr. The only reason I started using it was because I purchased a website that was powered by it, by accident really. I didn't know the site was powered by Tumblr so it forced me to use it. But I've really liked using it so far. There's some weird gratification you get when other people share what you've posted… goes the same for when get your content shared anywhere else I suppose… probably not that weird. Anyway, yes, Tumblr has been a joy to use so far with a few moments of downtime here and there, but overall I think I'll be using Tumblr on a semi daily basis over at Typejoy and fotoblossom, two of my personal Tumblogs.
Zillow is a site where you can find homes for sale, for rent, etc and I've been using it for the last few months quite frequently. Of course I still use Craigslist but when it comes down to viewing property photos and locating where houses are on a map I don't think anything compares to Zillow. If it does let me know. But I love that you can view an actual map of wherever with pins on it, and when you click the pins another page doesn't load, but a simple java popup that allows you to view more details and view pics of the property. It takes a few steps out of the process of looking for a property online. Trust me, if you've tried to find a new place to move you know how annoying it is hunting through hundreds of website pages…. and you'll never search for properties with images to only find it's just an ad like you do on Craigslist.
I don't think I'd want to live in a world without music and it's probably safe to say I listen to more music than anyone else I know. So Spotify has really been in use since I've started using it a few months ago. For a small monthly fee Spotify allows you to instantly stream music to your computer… instantly. I know I said instantly twice, but that's what makes Spotify Spotify. I've stumbled upon so many new bands that I might not have ever heard if I wasn't able to click through to related bands and listening to their music instantly. I guess other services exist out there like Spotify but for some reason the GUI and ease of use makes it very attractive. Plus it notifies facebook to what you're currently listening to so that's pretty cool… if you like annoying everyone of your friends like I do. 🙂
Of course I'm addicted to many other sites but these are the standouts.