Branding is a topic I am very interested in, and Chris Garrett has just done a round-up of multiple posts on branding that includes a lot of good reads: Branding Blog Post Round-Up – Readers Best Branding Posts @

Loved this post at about taking color inspiration from the masters of painting.

Charity at Design Adaptations has released a beautiful WordPress theme called Into The Ocean. It’s a really nice design and a bit different layout than the typical ones we’re used to, so you’ll definitely want to check it out.

The Question: I’m curious… when you’ve been away from the computer for a day or so, and you come back and open your feed reader, and it’s all lit up with posts waiting to be read, which do you click on first? Which is the one you can’t wait to read? I am looking for your must have feeds here, so I can add them to my own list. My first choice(s)? I go for the fun ones: I Can Has Cheezburger makes me laugh, and so does Dooce (plus she’s a wonderful photographer).

<rant>Also… regarding feeds. I am sorry, maybe I’m just lazy, but man do I hate partial feeds. It’s like the site owner is trying to force me to click through to their site so they can sell me something or increase their pageviews so they can sell their ads for more. I think there are probably some people who feel they have good reason for doing it, but I’m here to tell you that if you have partial feeds, you are LOSING subscribers because of it. I know, because I frequently unsubscribe from feeds just because they are partial. There had better be some EXCEPTIONAL value in most of your posts if you’re just going to give me a piece of your article and make me spend time clicking through to your site, otherwise after a post or two I will say goodbye to your feed.</rant>

Anyway, enough ranting. Tell me about the ones I would keep in my reader even if they were partial.