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 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 group of bloggers I am asking to add blogs to the list.
Here are the swivel feeds recommendations so far from the eighth 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.
Giveaway of the Day
Hack a Day
Learned on Women
Matt’s Idea Blog
Signal vs Noise
Stand to Reason
I have subscribed to all of the recommended blogs, and all but three are new additions to my reading list (I already subscribed to those three).
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 8, I haven’t received recommendations from Marc Canter, Mark Evans, Michael Parekh, Mike Seyfang or Niall Kennedy. From Group 7, I haven’t received recommendations from John Dvorak, John Watson, Karl Martino, Kevin Briody, Kevin Hales or Kevin Maney. My general policy is to assume non-participation after 2 weeks.
From Group 6,
Now for the next 12 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
Mathew Ingram: One of my original blogging buddies.
Nick Carr: The Cormac McCarthy of the blogosphere. I don’t always agree with him, but he can turn a phrase like no other blogger.
Om Malik: I’ve read Om since my first week in the blogosphere. Lots of value to be had on his various sites.
OmegaMom: An all around interesting and cool person.
PC Doctor: One of my long-time, every day reads.
Phil Sim: Another of my original blogging buddies.
Pramit Singh: One of my favorite writers on social networking.
Randy Morin: One of my core blogging pals.
Ric Hayman: Another long time blogging pal.
Richard Querin: Yet another of my core blogging buddies.
Rick Mahn: One more of my long-time blogging pals.
Rob Barron: Mike turned me onto Rob a few months ago. One of my favorite recent additions to my reading list.
That’s the ninth 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 your blog, the comments or email, whichever you prefer.