I think that for a professional is very important to follow blogs focused on his own speciality, it is a good way to learn without too much effort and to stay updated. Which bioinformatics-related blogs do you usually read?
note: there is a similar question posted on stackoverflow.
Moreover, I also find useful to follow the blogs from many bioinformatics services or databases:
A friend of mine is a very active blogger in bioinformatics. This is his blog site
He has also complied a list of bioinformatics and chemo informatics blogs which are very popular. some of you might be interested in it.
mine of course ! :-) http://plindenbaum.blogspot.com
See also: Bioinformatics blogs on Nature-blogs: http://blogs.nature.com/blogs?tags=bioinformatics
And the life-scientists group on FriendFeed: http://friendfeed.com/the-life-scientists
There are so many great blogs out there, I love Openhelix blog, and many others already listed. But reading all blogs takes ages, though I have everything fed into my Google Reader.
That's the reason why last week we started our new community-based project biotricks.net, which is a meta-blog linking out to interesting tips, tricks, and tools for bioinformaticians but also hosts own articles, scripts, code lines, etc.
At the moment it is quite basic, but like BioStar it will become more interesting the more people are using it.
So please support and contribute to this project. Thanks.
Shameless plug for the OpenHelix blog. We talk about databases and resources in genomics/bioinformatics for the end user/experimental biologist, have tips of the week, etc.
In addition to some mentioned above, I like business|bytes|genes|molecules
A lot has been written above, so I'll add something different. One reason to follow a blog is to be a part of the conversation or simply to "listen in." This is why we go to conferences. And so, I think that one should also be on Twitter in order to do the same - listen and add to the conversation. Clearly, Twitter and a blog are different formats and come to you in different ways, but they are both useful tools in getting you connected to other people and their ideas, as well as putting yourself into the conversation.
A few not mentioned yet here that are in my google reader are:
Well, more than "favourite" blog I can list the ones I like (this is, the ones that passed the filter and I'm still following). Apart from Giovanni's and Pierre's, and other more technical blogs already mentioned, I'm interested in the sequencing technologies, personal genomes and publication ethics. This is then my small list:
http://nsaunders.wordpress.com/ - Bioinformatics and other stuff
http://cameronneylon.net/ - On communicating science
http://www.genomesunzipped.org/ - On personalized Genomics
Can't help to add a shameless plug to our group's blog on Computational OncoGenomics: http://bg.upf.edu/blog/
I just remembered this--there's a good thread on blogs in this arena from the SEQanswers forum:
As WoA Nicely put: the Macromolecular Modeling Blog other related blogs I read (but don't write at): sort of ranked by relevance to structural bioinformatics:
Some update more routinely than others.. What other computational structural biology blogs you know ?
Biocoders.net is actually mine, additionnaly to a being a blog i am using it as a strong online collaboration tool, synchronizing my social networks with it, it is :
Facebook Linkedin Twitter Github Sourcefoge
Like all in one web app.
Here is what I read on a regular basis:
http://core-genomics.blogspot.com - "personal blog written by James Hadfield who runs a Genomics core facility Cambridge" - lots of interesting technical details about next-generation sequencing
http://massgenomics.org - medical genomics blog by Dan Koboldt, a staff scientist at the Genome Institute at Washington University
http://www.genomesunzipped.org - popular blog run by several genomics researchers
http://blog.openhelix.eu - as mentioned in other responses, this covers tutorials and FAQs for common bioinformatics tools
http://gettinggeneticsdone.blogspot.com - as mentioned in other responses, a well-maintained blog written mostly by Stephen Turner (Bioinformatics Core director at University of Virginia)
Also, I am baised, but I also have my own blog:
http://cdwscience.blogspot.com - My Biomedical Informatics Blog