Recently Visual Loop posted 90 datavis tumbrl blogs to follow. For only covering Tumblr, this is a ton of blogs! But what are the best data blogs? That question was asked at Quora several years ago. At the moment, there are 50 answers with long lists of suggested blogs. It’s true, there are a lot of great blogs about data, analytics, statistics, data mining and data visualization but it is near-impossible to name the best. Everything depends on what you want to learn about.
Within our product hypothesis confirmation process, we accumulate a huge list of data blogs to learn best practices and tools bloggers use to analyze and visualize data. This research helped us to created the product that considers much of the tips and tricks data artists usually use. Now we’ve decided to share a list of data blogs we love. The list is arbitrary arranged and blogs are in no particular order.
Dataviz artists and evangelists
These blogs answer different questions about data, data visualizations and storytelling. Here you can learn the fundamentals of how to tell a story through data. There are valuable “how to posts” as well.
Well-formed data by Moritz Stafaner. He has a lot of interesting projects, conducts data workshops. He and Enrico Bertini host a data podcast called Data Stories to discuss different questions about data visualization and storytelling. His blog is definitely worth a follow.
Eager Eyes by Robert Kosara. Excellent stories told by data. BTW he also participated in Data stories. The goal is to reflect on the world of information, visualization, and visual communication of data.
The Functional Art by Alberto Cairo. He teaches how to visualize data and shares valuable insights in his blog.
Fell in Love with data by Enrico Bertini. Here you will find how to ‘make sense’ of data. He explains difficult things in an easy and affordable manner. We fell in love with this blog;).
Vizwiz by Andy Kriebel. He shares examples of data visualization best practices, methods for improving existing work, and tips and tricks.
Visualising Data by Andy Kirk. He regularly makes overviews on tools, articles and books worth reading or testing. Essential if you want to be up to date!
Stories Through Data by Chris Twigg. It is a design and research blog about data visualisation and storytelling. Worth following if you need to learn how to create visualizations that people understand.
Infosthetics. The great collection of projects that represent data or information in original or intriguing ways. This is a place where creative design and information visualization interact with each other.
Storytelling With Data by Cole Nussbaumer. She teaches storytelling with data through examples and practical tips.
Chart Porn by Dustin Smith. The blog focuses primarily on economics and graphic design.
Indexed by Jessica Hagy. She mixes data (both quantitative and qualitative) with humor, insight, and simple visuals to make even the most complex concepts immediately accessible and relevant.
The Why Axis is a good read about new tools. Rarely updated but valuable.
No doubt there are many others blogs, so feel free to let us know in the comments what blogs inspire you and why.