Updates and RSS

June 28, 2013

As you know Google Reader is going away on July 1. The feed for this site will continue to work as it always has, and so will my email book recommendations. Personally, I’m using Feedly as my reader and I like it so far.

But as many of you have noticed, I am increasingly writing for other publications as well like the New York Observer and Thought Catalog. Those articles aren’t included in the feed and I think that it’s some of my best work.

Going forward, I am going to be reposting some of that stuff here, but also if you want to keep track of it, I ask you all to following me on Twitter (which you can do via RSS actually) to get the links to everything I write. This is probably the best way to get all my articles from all over the web.

Here are three recent pieces published elsewhere that were quite controversial. Hope you enjoy them:

25 Rules For Living From A (Semi-)Successful 26-Year-Old

How To Read More — A Lot More

The Jenna Marbles Paradox: Why Are YouTube Videos So Terrible?

Ryan Holiday

I'm a strategist for bestselling authors and billion dollar brands like American Apparel, Tucker Max and Robert Greene. My work has been used as case studies by Twitter, YouTube and Google and has been written about in AdAge, the New York Times, Gawker and Fast Company.

11 responses to Updates and RSS

  1. Awesome. I love reading your work on other sites, but Twitter is way too noisy for me, so this will be helpful.

  2. FYI – Please correct me if I’m wrong but Twitter stopped natively supporting RSS in their recent updates to their API. The “http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.rss?screen_name=” way doesn’t work any more.

    The only way I know how to follow Twitter feeds using RSS is by using a 3rd party site like twitter-rss.com.

  3. Thanks for sharing these, Ryan. With the ’25 Rules’ piece, I saw some backlash in the comments in the article about this rule

    ‘If there is a long line and you don’t want to wait in it, walk up to the front (or walk through the back or opposite way) and pretend you didn’t know you were doing things incorrectly. It almost always works. And when it doesn’t, no one thinks it was malicious. After all, you were just turned around. Note: pretending you forgot something–like you were just walking up to grab silverware at the buffet line–works well too. Grab your stuff and make a getaway.’

    Can you explain a bit more about this one? To me it seems like no less of an externality than your airplane example.

    • Did you read the comments? I answered that question about 40 times.

      • I see it now, sorry I missed it. Thinking about it like a buffet line makes sense, when I read the post I was thinking about it like people that try coming in the exit of a roller coaster.

  4. I kind of amazed by the comments section of those articles. I read them all and thought, “yeah, that’s about right. Carry a book with you, ignore pointless news stories, and don’t waste time on poorly lit youtube videos.” Apparently what I thought was common sense is reason to incite and angry mob.

  5. RE: Why Are YouTube Videos So Terrible?

    Sometimes, there’s even a dude sleeping in the background.


  6. ryan, the german book title “operation shitstorm” for trust me i’m lying is, frankly speaking, really bad. were you involved or is that another reason for self publishing?

    don’t want to insult you or anything. love your blog, your work and your grounded views and i am looking forward to your coming projects. you don’t have to publish this or respond to it, just wanted to reach you somehow as i don’t have twitter.

    german is my mother tongue and while the title is catchy, it doesn’t do the content justice and sort of caters to a numbed down yellow press audience. and the way you perceive it as a native english speaker is basically the way germans perceive it as well, when they read it.