Time for some self-analysis. Which blogs would I Take to a Desert Island? Well, in no particular order (too difficult!), here they are:
1. Popgadget – because I love to relax and share quirky gadgets and funny things
2. The Cartoonist – because it makes me smile
3. Tris Hussey – View from the Isle – a friend, a colleague, and a pleasure to read. Always willing to push the edge on topics.
4. Jeremy Wright – Ensight – enjoy his personal path of change and the funny stuff he finds. Humble but insightful.
5. Suw Charman – Strange Attractor – opinion leader. Subtle but with force.
6. Suw Charman – Chocolate & Vodka – funny insight. Pleasure to read. Really need to re-meet Suw sometime soon. Sure it will happen once I’m more into the conference track.
7. Noah Brier – common thought path in many areas of social networking and mobile lifestyle. Also a Mac lover.
8. Everyone at Get Real – I may write there, but I do read it too! Stowe is a great friend and an amazing source of ideas and inspiration. Greg, a mind bursting with ideas and enthusiasm.
9. Darren Rowse – ProBlogger.net - Darren set his path and stuck to it. He was an inspiration for my path to become a professional blogger and his early insight into change and personal reflection continues to be valuable.
10. Toby Bloomberg – Diva Marketing – new friend, full of energy, fun to read.
Looking into only those I could really not do without I saw just how many I was willing to forego. Hundreds, really. Some are topic specific and I have no real personal connection. Some are just too high volume (more on this later). But, overall, I could really do without many. Maybe we’ll come to a time where we have only a few feeds of actual blogs and more and more topic and word feeds. Interesting thought.
Ask me next week, and this top ten list will likely change. I am doing some purposeful analysis of what I read and may find this completely different in a few days. Taking out some feeds, adding in new ones. New ones I can see from early reading that would probably out others in the above list. As mentioned before – my list was lacking.
Thanks Steve for prompting a valuable insight. You would be in my top 11 for sure, but I do have issues with volume of posts.
Who are your top ten? Why?
I’d also like your reflections on what these lists say. They tell me a lot about who I read and why, and what’s missing. They also show me clearly that I’m already far past referencing most A-listers (I even checked my archives). Please, feedback is appreciated on this.