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 great 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 are the swivel feeds recommendations so far from the fourth group, plus a couple of 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.
Dennis the Peasant
Fear Not the Gods
I Can Has Cheezburger
Lost and Gone Forever
War on Folly
I have subscribed to all of the recommended blogs, and all of them are new to me.
These blogs join the following prior recommendations and participants in the fourth edition of my new reading list.
From Group 4 I haven’t heard from Donna Bogatin, Eric Scalf, Frank Gruber, Fraser Kelton, Fred Wilson or Greg Hughes. From Group 3 I haven’t heard from Dave Winer or Doc Searls, and haven’t received any recommendations from David Airey. My general policy is to assume non-participation after 2 weeks.
From Group 2, Bill Liversidge and Dave Rogers did not respond. Bill has been dropped from the swivel feeds list. Dave remains on the reading list, because he was recommended as a swivel feed by another participant.
Now for the next 8 bloggers:
Guy Kawasaki: I’ve read Guy’s blog since the day he launched it. He and I don’t always agree on everything, but I have been consistent in my praise of his blog building abilities. He only reads 22 or so feeds, so the ones he reads must be pretty good.
Haydn Shaughnessy: Hayden is a tech and new media journalist and a pioneer of social networking engines.
Henry Blodget: Henry is a former Wall Street analyst, who writes about tech related business.
Hugh MacLeod: Hugh is a working man’s A-Lister, an artist, marketer and blogger. A long time read.
Ian Delaney: Ian is a London based tech journalist, and another long time read.
Ilker Yoldas: I discovered Ilker’s blog when Mike tagged me in his Thinking Blogger Awards meme. He blogs on a wide range of interesting topics, and has a talent for encouraging interaction among bloggers.
Jackson Miller: One of my newer blogging buddies and a daily read.
Jake Ludington: A long time read on various tech and media topics.
That’s the fifth 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.