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 8 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 8 bloggers I am asking to add blogs to the list.
Here are the swivel feeds recommendations so far from the seventh 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.
I have subscribed to all of the recommended blogs, and all but one are new additions to my reading list.
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.
SWIVEL FEEDS LIST TO DATE
From Group 7, I haven’t received recommendations from John Dvorak, John Watson, Karl Martino, Kevin Briody, Kevin Hales, Kevin Maney or Larry Borsato. From Group 6, I haven’t received recommendations from JD Lasica, Jeneane Sessum, Jeremy Zawodny or Jimmy Huen. My general policy is to assume non-participation after 2 weeks.
From Group 5, Guy Kawasaki, Henry Blodget and Hugh MacLeod did not make any recommendations. All have been dropped from the swivel feeds list. Hugh and Guy get a “sponsor’s exemption” and will remain on my personal reading list.
Now for the next 8 bloggers each of whom I am asking to add 5 blogs to the list:
NEW LIST OF BLOGGERS TO ADD 5 BLOGS TO THE LIST
Louis Gray: We certainly don’t always agree on everything, but I enjoy his blog- even when he is crapping all over me 🙂
Mark Evans: Another long time read who writes about tech, telecom and other interesting issues.
Martin Gordon: One more long time read, who writes about tech, social networks and other interesting stuff.
Matt Moran: A relatively new blog in my feeds list, Matt is into family, tech and music- also my three favorite things.
Michael Parekh: Even though he’s a Tarheel (Go Deacs), I’ve read his blog for a long time. He writes about lots of tech-related topics.
Niall Kennedy: I started reading Niall when he was at Technorati. He’s now a web technologist living in San Francisco.
That’s the eighth group of bloggers I’m askin
g 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.