Since I began working as a software developer, I’ve always been an avid reader of both books and blogs that would help me technically. I started buying books and collecting RSS feeds on ruby / rails, then I broadened my interests to include frontend / design stuff and then topics outside computer science such as motivation, leadership, behavioural economics and phsycology. There are still lots of technical topics that I’d like to know more of and even experiment, but as I have become more of a team lead and taken on more professional responsability at my workplace, I’ve come to value my performance as someone who manages other people’s work and not as a software programmer myself.
So.. considering that I can’t read all of the Internet, I’ve gradually given up exploring the ruby weekly, python weekly, postgres weekly, HTML5 weekly and Sidebar newsletters, and I just settled for the Farnam Street blog, which I find fascinating. Besides being very active, it covers a lot of the topics I mentioned earlier plus some others such as sleep, decision making, neuroscience, etc. It meets my curiosity for knowing how I think and why I think and behave the way I do, and there are lots of quotations from books you can buy online, if you want to learn more. Overall, I think it is the right material for knowing yourself better and take better control of yourself, which translates directly on my daily life. Personal and professional.
I’d encourage you to give Farnam Street a shot.