I still write a blog! And I read blogs too: though many other medias have arrived and many already peaked and burned out, blogging is still a unique chance to read the writing of subject matter experts, written in an environment of near-total freedom, and on your own terms, using the RSS reader you like - I use Feedly, with any level of privacy. I’m planning on eventually switching to a desktop RSS reader to free myself from even needing an intermediary. Unlike Twitter and most new networks, the blogs you read are your own business. Whether you liked or didn’t like a blog post, or even whether you read one - there’s no social pressure to give any indication. There’s no gamification, and almost no ‘metrics’ in the modern marketing audience-analysis sense.
Typewolf’s Site of the Day always includes a nice screenshot of some website using some interesting font. It keeps me aware of where design is going in its many niches.
PressThink is the best media criticism on the Internet - it’s incredibly thought-through and painfully accurate.
Bellingcat is deep news and extraordinarily detailed descriptions of how that news came to be, with internet research, image analysis, and context clues.