Swivel Feeds, Group 8

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.


Blog Business Summit
Brian Oberkirch
Dogster Blog
Giovanni Rodriguez
Mike Manuel
One Degree
Paper Ghost
Shel Israel
Stuart Brown
TED Blog

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.


A Cons. Experience
Adam Gaffin
Adam Ostrow
Ah Soon
Alan Levine
Alan Patrick
Andy Abramson
Anne Zelinka
Assaf Arkin
Beth Kanter
Blogging Pro
Blonde 2.0
Bob Meets World
Bonnie Staring
Brad Feld
Brad Kellett
Brian Balfour
C.C. Chapman
Chip Camden
Chris Brogan
Chris Marston
Christine Thurow
Christopher Carfi
Claus Valca
Corey Clayton
Crystal Jackson
D’Arcy Norman
Daily Cup of Tech
Dan Santow
Dave Rogers
Dave Taylor
Dave Wallace
David Cohen
David Rothman
Deborah Schultz
Dennis the Peasant
Don Dodge
Donna Bogatin
Doug Karr
Dwight Silverman
Earl Moore
Ed Bott
Engtech Lite
Eric Olson
Ethan Johnson
Ewan McIntosh
Father Bob
Fear Not the Gods
Frank Paynter
Fraser Kelton
Funny Junk
GAS Tech. News
Greg Hughes
Greg Sterling
Haydn Shaughnessy
Heise Security
Hilary Talbot
Howard Lindzon
Hugo Ortega
ICH Cheezburger
Ian Delaney
Ian Forrester
Ilker Yoldas
J.A. Konrath
J.P. Rangaswami
Jackson Miller
Jake Ludington
Jay Neely
Jeff Balke
Jeff Masters
Jennifer Slegg
Jeremiah Owyang
Jessica Hagy
Jing Chen
Joe Wikert
John Tropea
John T. Unger
John Walkenbach
Jon Udell
Josh Kopelman
Joshua Porter
Just Elite
Justine Ezarik
Kate Trgovac
Kevin Burton
Kfir Pravda
Les Orchard
Lisa Stone
Liz Stauss
Long Zheng
Lost and Gone Forever
Madame Levy
Marek Uliasz
Mike Miller
Nancy White
Nashville Is Talking
Natalie Goes to Japan
New Scientist
Nick Carr
Nick Hodge
Nick O’Neill
Official Google Blog
Paddy Johnson
Paul Colligan
Paul Greenberg
Paul Lester
Paul Stamatiou
Penelope Trunk
Quasi Fictional
Read/Write Web
Reg Braithwaite
Rex Hammock
The River
Robert Andrews
Robert Hruzek
Robert Nagle
Rod Begbie
Rory Blyth
Scott Adams
Scott Hanselman
Seamus McCauley
The Struggling Writer
ThoughtWorks Blogs
Tina Roth Eisenberg
Tom Evslin
Tom Matrullo
Tom Moody
Tony Hung
Trevin Chow
Tricks of the Trade
War on Folly
Will Truman
Wonderland or Not
Yes But No But Yes
Zen Habits

From Group 7, I haven’t received recommendations from John Dvorak, John Watson, Karl Martino, Kevin Briody, Kevin HalesKevin 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 5Guy 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:


Louis Gray: We certainly don’t always agree on everything, but I enjoy his blog- even when he is crapping all over me 🙂

Marc Canter: Marc is a long time read and the CEO of Broadband Mechanics, the company behind People Aggregator.

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.

Mike Seyfang: I met Mike through Dave Wallace, and enjoy both this blog and his podcast.

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.