Swivel Feeds, Final Group

This is an update on my swivel feeds experiment, in which I ask bloggers I read to help me rebuild my reading list by adding 5 of their favorite blogs to the list.  I’ve had a very positive response so far, and my new reading list is coming together nicely, with a diverse and interesting mix of bloggers.  When the list is complete, I will share it and upload an OPML file for those who are interested.

Here’s how it works.  Every few days I ask a group of my favorite bloggers to each recommend 5 blogs to add to the list.  I post the recommended blogs in a subsequent update, and add them to my swivel feeds list.  Each update has a list of the recent blog recommendations, followed by the next group of bloggers I am asking to add blogs to the list.

Here are the swivel feeds recommendations so far from the ninth group, plus any stragglers from prior groups.  Note that, when possible, I designate blogs by the name of the blogger, because I like to know who I’m talking to.

There has been some confusion about who is supposed to recommend what.  The single column list below are the new blogs that got added to the list by the last group of bloggers.  The new list of bloggers I am asking to add blogs to the list is near the bottom of this post.


Bernadette Martin
Brian Moffatt
Bubble Generation
Chris Cree
Chris Garrett
Coding Horror
Daughter of Opinion
David Airey
Earl Mardle
EnviroWoman’s Blog
George Kelly
High Altitude Gardening
Jeff Jarvis
Jim Long
Joanna Young
Jon Husband
Josh Bancroft
Jozet at Halushki
Michael Specht
Nick Hortovanyi
Rich Burridge
Scott Lemon
Seth Finkelstein
Shelley Powers
Stephen Collins
Stephen O’Grady
Tim Riley
Tony Pierce
Tony Woodlief

I have subscribed to all of the recommended blogs, and almost all of them are new additions to my reading list (I already subscribed to a couple).

The blogs listed above join the following prior recommendations and participants in the sixth edition of my new reading list.  Links to inform others about our swivel feeds collaborative reading list experiment would be much appreciated, but are by no means a condition to inclusion.


A Cons. Experience
Adam Gaffin
Adam Ostrow
Ah Soon
Alan Levine
Alan Patrick
Andy Abramson
Anne Zelinka
Assaf Arkin
Ben Rockwood
Beth Kanter
Blog Business Summit
Blogging Pro
Blonde 2.0
Bob Meets World
Bonnie Staring
Brad Feld
Brad Kellett
Brian Balfour
Brian Oberkirch
C.C. Chapman
Chip Camden
Chris Brogan
Chris Doelle
Chris Marston
Christine Thurow
Christopher Carfi
Claus Valca
Corey Clayton
Crystal Jackson
Curiousgirl’s Playground
D’Arcy Norman
Daily Cup of Tech
Dan Santow
Dave Rogers
Dave Taylor
Dave Wallace
David Cohen
David Rothman
Deborah Schultz
Dennis the Peasant
Dogster Blog
Don Dodge
Donna Bogatin
Doug Karr
Dwight Silverman
Earl Moore
Ed Bott
Engtech Lite
Eric Olson
Eric Scalf
Ethan Jo

Ewan McIntosh
Father Bob
Fear Not the Gods
Frank Paynter
Fraser Kelton
Funny Junk
GAS Tech. News
Giovanni Rodriguez
Giveaway of the Day
Greg Hughes
Greg Sterling
Hack a Day
Haydn Shaughnessy
Heise Security
Hilary Talbot
Howard Lindzon
Hugo Ortega
ICH Cheezburger
Ian Delaney
Ian Forrester
Ilker Yoldas
J.A. Konrath
J.D. Roth
J.P. Rangaswami
Jackson Miller
Jake Ludington
Jay Neely
Jeff Balke
Jeff Masters
Jeneane Sessum
Jennifer Slegg
Jeremiah Owyang
Jessica Hagy
Jing Chen
Joe Wikert
John Gruber
John Tropea
John T. Unger
John Walkenbach
Jon Udell
Josh Kopelman
Joshua Porter
Just Elite
Justine Ezarik
Karl Martino
Kate Trgovac
Ken Jennings
Kevin Burton
Kfir Pravda
Larry Borsato
Learned on Women
Les Orchard
Lisa Stone
Liz Stauss
Long Zheng
Lost and Gone Forever
Louis Gray
M.G. Seigler
Madame Levy
Marek Uliasz
Marginal Revolution
Martin Gordon
Matt Moran
Matt’s Idea Blog
Merlin Mann
Mike Manuel
Mike Miller
Mike Schaffner
Nancy White
Nashville Is Talking
Natalie Goes to Japan
New Scientist
Nick Carr
Nick Hodge
Nick O’Neill
Official Google Blog
One Degree
Paddy Johnson
Pam Slim
Paper Ghost
Paul Colligan
Paul Greenberg
Paul Lester
Paul Stamatiou
Penelope Trunk
Pramit Singh
Quasi Fictional
Read/Write Web
Reg Braithwaite
Rex Hammock
Ric Hayman
Richard Querin
Rick Mahn
The River
Rob Hyndman
Robert Andrews
Robert Hruzek
Robert Nagle
Rod Begbie
Roger Ehrenberg
Rory Blyth
Scott Adams
Scott Hanselman
Seamus McCauley
Seth Godin
Shel Israel
Signal vs Noise
Stand to Reason
Steven Hodson
The Struggling Writer
Stuart Brown
TED Blog
ThoughtWorks Blogs
Tina Roth Eisenberg
Tom Evslin
Tom Matrullo
Tom Moody
Tony Hung
Trevin Chow
Tricks of the Trade
War on Folly
Wes Fryer
Will Truman
Will Wheaton
Wonderland or Not
Yes But No But Yes
Yuvi Panda
Zen Habits

From Group Nine, I never heard from Mathew Ingram, Nick Carr, Om MalikPC Doctor, Phil Sim, Randy Morin or Rob Barron.  All have been dropped from the swivel feeds list.   My general policy is to assume non-participation after 2 weeks.

Now for the final group of bloggers each of whom I am asking to add 5 blogs to the list:


Robert Gale:  One of the fun brokers, along with Randy Morin.  A must read blog.

Robert Scoble:  Needs no introduction.  Robert has been very friendly and helpful during my blogging experience.

Rogers Cadenhead:  Another Texas guy.  An interesting writer on various topics.

Ron Jeffries:  A long time read.

Sam Huleatt:  Sam writes about social media, startups and other interesting stuff.

Scott Kingery:  Another long time read.

Seth Finkelstein:  Seth and I fought the gatekeeper wars together.  Absolutely one of my favorite bloggers.

Shelley Powers:  I’ve read Shelley’s blog for a long time.  Very smart lady, and a great writer.

Steve Newson:  Another long time blogging pal.

Steve Rubel:  Steve also needs no introduction.  He has been super-helpful to me as I muddle my way through the blogosphere.

Steve Spalding:  A fairly recent read, who has become one of my favorite bloggers.

Steven Streight:  Another long time read, as well as my favorite Twitterer.

Stowe Boyd:  Stowe has an ability to boil issues down to their elements that I find very compelling.  Another long time read.

Susan Getgood:  One of my core blogging pals.

TDavid:  Another of my core blogging pals.

Thomas Hawk:  Along with Paul Lester, the best photographer in the blogosphere (though Richard Querin is gaining on them).  He and I like the same music too.

Tom Morris:  Another long time blogging pal.

Tom Reynolds:  Tom was one of the first A-Listers (though he won’t like being called that) to comment here.  I’ve read his blog forever.

Tony Hung:  A relatively recent addition to my reading list.  Smart guy.  Good writer.

Wally Bangs:  Wally writes as well as anyone I know.  I love his Nashville music scene stuff.

Warner Crocker:  Another core blogging pal.

Zoli Erdos:  Another long time read.

That’s the tenth and final group of bloggers I’m asking to help rebuild my reading list.  If you’re willing, please recommend 5 of your favorite blogs to add to the list.  Use your blog, the comments or email, whichever you prefer.

After this group, I will add my 5 blogs to the list and publish the OPML file.  So get your picks in now!

0 responses to “Swivel Feeds, Final Group

  1. Well of course I hope you never stop reading me. And vice versa of course :-)Here are some blogs I enjoy that may not be on your radarMary Schmidt, marketer extraordinaire. Fellow BSG fan http://www.maryschmidt.com/Mom 101 http://mom-101.blogspot.com/ Because Mom blogs are some of the best written in the blogosphere. And Liz’s is one of the besti am bossy http://www.iambossy.com/i_am_bossy/ And some are so funny you want to pee your pants. But don’t. Please. Occam’s Razr http://occamsrazr.com/ Ike Pigott has a great perspective on life. And is a sci fi fan. This is a theme in my blogging life :-) And where some of my best blog buddies come from (vbg)Passive Aggressive Notes.com –because they are just too funny http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/

  2. Kent, hello, it’s good to see how you’re getting on with this list – I first heard about it from Rick Mahn who mentioned me, so thanks to both of you for the link…It’s an interesting experiment – I’m wondering how you’re finding it keeping an eye on so many different feeds – is it stretching in a pleasant way or overwhelming?Joanna

  3. Thanks for the nod Kent, you’ve inspired some of my better posts. Your blog is a daily read.

  4. Euan Semple … http://theobvious.typepad.comTon Zylstra .. can’t remeber URL off the top of my head. Google is your friend.Stephen Downes .. as aboveRob Patterson .. http://smartpei.typepad.comDave Pollard … http://blogs.salon.com/0002007Johnnie Moore … http://www.johnniemoore.com/blogHarold Jarche … http://www.jarche.com

  5. Sorry I haven’t responded, been busy.

  6. I posted my five blog recommendations on Workbench:http://www.cadenhead.org/workbench/I'm not clear on what’s being swiveled here, but it’s an interesting project.

  7. I will list those I don’t think others have listed yet:(1) Edge Perspectives with John Hagel III(2) CEO Blog – Time Management by Jim Estill of Synnex Canada LTD(3) Origin of Brands by Laura Ries(4) The Best Page in the Universe by Maddox, a “web pirate” or whatever, vulgar, offensive, but smart.(5) Doc Searls WeblogAlso don’t forget The World’s Dullest Blog as a satire. The posts remind me of Twitter.

  8. Hi Kent, here are my recommendations:(1) Jeremy Clarkson – TV Presenter of Top Gear and columnist in the London Times – this man is just too funny – http://timesonline.co.uk/tol/feeds/jeremyclarkson/rss.xml(2) Robert Gale – author of “A Welsh View” at – http://xo.typepad.com/blog/(3) Alexander Kjerulf – author of Chief Happiness Officer at -http://positivesharing.com/(4) Chuck Frey – author of The Mind Mapping Software Weblog at – http://mindmapping.typepad.com/the_mind_mapping_software/index.rdf(5)My Blogging Friend – Long Story Longer at – http://longstorylonger.blogspot.com/I hope you find these to be worthy of inclusion in your final list.

  9. Kent,What a cool idea you are exploring. I assume the laws of recursion forbid me saying I raed you frequently. May teh gods strike me down.Here are a few of my favorite blogs:1. Sarah Allen http://www.ultrasaurus.com/Consistenty good, And a great human being.2. Jonathan Aquinohttp://jonaquino.blogspot.com/I learn a loy of terchie stuff from Jon.http://www.andrewwooldridge.com/blog/index.html3, Richard Querinhttp://jack-of-all-tradez.blogspot.com/Consistently informative, readable, and he’s a nice guy.4. Screencastershttp://screencasters.wordpress.com/Very specialized, and very good.5. Andrew Woolridgehttp://www.andrewwooldridge.com/blog/index.htmlMy games guru.-ron k jeffrieshttp://blog.eronj.com

  10. Oops, sorry, I’m late. Here’s some recommendations for an interesting mix.Note I’ve deliberately tried to avoid overlap with any mentioned previously.Civilities (Jon Garfunkel) http://civilities.net/Insider Chatter (Donna Bogatin) http://blog.insiderchatter.com/Riba Rambles (Elizabeth Riba) http://www.ribarambles.org/The Sideshow (Avedon Carol) http://sideshow.me.uk/Walt At Random (Walt Crawford) http://walt.lishost.org/

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  12. Great idea! Here are some of my favorites:dooce.comGreat writer! Great photos too.dilbertblog.typepad.com/Scott Adams himself!gregboser.comMore tech-y, but still good.purplefrogcat.blogspot.comhttp://junecleaverafterasix-pack.blogspot.com/

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