This is an update on my swivel feeds experiment, in which I ask bloggers I read to help me rebuild my reading list. I’ve 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 third group. Note that, when possible, I designate blogs by the name of the blogger, because I like to know who I’m talking to.
I have subscribed to all of the recommended blogs, and all but five of them are new to me.
These blogs join the following prior recommendations and participants in the third edition of my new reading list.
From Group 3 I haven’t heard from Dave Winer, David Airey or Doc Searls. From Group 2 I haven’t heard from Bill Liversidge, Corey Clayton or Dave Rogers. My general policy is to assume non-participation after 2 weeks. Craig Newmark elected not to participate.
From Group 1, Amy Gahran, Ben Metcalfe or Ben Werdmuller did not respond and have been dropped from the swivel feeds list. Amy gets a “sponsor’s exemption,” however, and remains on my reading list. I think she may still be off the grid.
Now for the next 8 bloggers:
Eric Scalf: My WordPress guru and a great writer on blog building and other topics.
Ethan Johnson: Another core blogging buddy. He has this soccer thing going, but at least I have some understanding of soccer. Unlike Linux and Macs and that sort of thing.
Frank Gruber: A long time blogging buddy as well. Frank works for AOL and writes about Web 2.0, technology a
other interesting stuff.
Frank Paynter: I’ve read Frank’s blog for as long as I’ve been reading blogs. Highly recommended.
Fraser Kelton: Fraser is another long-time read. He has been blogging intermittently lately. Maybe this will nudge him back to the keyboard.
Fred Wilson: Fred and I are about the same age, and share a lot of musical interests. He’s a good, thoughtful writer on a wide range of topics.
Greg Hughes: Another long time read, Greg is an IT/security guy who writes well about various tech topics.
That’s the fourth 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.