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 ninth 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.
Daughter of Opinion
High Altitude Gardening
Jozet at Halushki
I have subscribed to all of the recommended blogs, and almost all of them are new additions to my reading list (I already subscribed to a couple).
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 Nine, I never heard from Mathew Ingram, Nick Carr, Om Malik, PC Doctor, Phil Sim, Randy Morin or Rob Barron. All have been dropped from the swivel feeds list. My general policy is to assume non-participation after 2 weeks.
Now for the final group of 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
Robert Gale: One of the fun brokers, along with Randy Morin. A must read blog.
Robert Scoble: Needs no introduction. Robert has been very friendly and helpful during my blogging experience.
Rogers Cadenhead: Another Texas guy. An interesting writer on various topics.
Ron Jeffries: A long time read.
Sam Huleatt: Sam writes about social media, startups and other interesting stuff.
Scott Kingery: Another long time read.
Seth Finkelstein: Seth and I fought the gatekeeper wars together. Absolutely one of my favorite bloggers.
Shelley Powers: I’ve read Shelley’s blog for a long time. Very smart lady, and a great writer.
Steve Newson: Another long time blogging pal.
Steve Rubel: Steve also needs no introduction. He has been super-helpful to me as I muddle my way through the blogosphere.
Steve Spalding: A fairly recent read, who has become one of my favorite bloggers.
Steven Streight: Another long time read, as well as my favorite Twitterer.
Stowe Boyd: Stowe has an ability to boil issues down to their elements that I find very compelling. Another long time read.
Susan Getgood: One of my core blogging pals.
TDavid: Another of my core blogging pals.
Thomas Hawk: Along with Paul Lester, the best photographer in the blogosphere (though Richard Querin is gaining on them). He and I like the same music too.
Tom Morris: Another long time blogging pal.
Tom Reynolds: Tom was one of the first A-Listers (though he won’t like being called that) to comment here. I’ve read his blog forever.
Tony Hung: A relatively recent addition to my reading list. Smart guy. Good writer.
Wally Bangs: Wally writes as well as anyone I know. I love his Nashville music scene stuff.
Warner Crocker: Another core blogging pal.
Zoli Erdos: Another long time read.
That’s the tenth and final 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.
After this group, I will add my 5 blogs to the list and publish the OPML file. So get your picks in now!