This is an update on my swivel feeds experiment, in which I ask bloggers I read to help me rebuild my reading list. I have had a great response so far, and my new reading list is coming together nicely, with a diverse and interesting mix of bloggers.
Here are the swivel feeds recommendations so far from the second group. Note that, when possible, I designate blogs by the name of the blogger, because I like to know who I’m talking to.
Daily Cup of Tech
GAS Technology News
John T. Unger
Natalie Goes to Japan
Wonderland or Not
I have subscribed to all of the recommended blogs, and all but two of them are new to me.
These blogs join the following prior recommendations and participants in the second edition of my new reading list.
A Consuming Experience
Bob Meets World
The Struggling Writer
Tricks of the Trade
I never got any suggestions from the following Group 1 members: Amy Gahran, Ben Metcalfe or Ben Werdmuller. No worries, as participation by them (like the reading of their blogs by me) is purely voluntary. Amy gets a pass because she hasn’t posted lately and may be off the grid. From Group 2, I haven’t heard from Bill Liversidge, Corey Clayton, Craig Newmark (who says via email he will try to send his recommendations next week) or Dave Rogers, but there’s still time. My general policy is to assume non-participation after 2 weeks.
Now for the next 8 bloggers:
Dave Taylor: Dave has the best tech answer blog I have ever seen. It’s like a mini-tech Wikipedia, only everything is accurate and unbiased.
Dave Wallace: One of my core blogging buddies, and recently a podcasting buddy. He’s going to be mad at me, since I already subscribed to Mike’s blog.
Dave Winer: We don’t always agree on everything, but I respect his opinions and have read his blog for years. Dave, I would genuinely like your input and hope you’ll participate.
David Airey: David is a graphic design guy, who writes about a lot of interesting topics. I borrowed his excellent idea of thanking Commenters in subsequent posts.
Doc Searls: Everybody knows Doc Searls. As I said on the podcast the other night, Doc is a great guy and one of the so called A-Listers who remains a regular guy. Plus he likes beach music.
Dwight Silverman: The tech guru for the Houston Chronicle. Another Houston blogger, and one of my long-time reads.
Earl Moore: Another of my core blogging pals. He has best looking blog template I’ve ever seen. He’s going to claim it’s because he’s a Mac guy.
Ed Bott: Ed is a well known tech journalist, whose blog I have read for years. A must read for all tech-interested folks.
That’s the third 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 the comments, your blog or email, whichever you prefer.