THE VOYEUR IN ME likes list-making so my contribution to BlogDay2005 is more of a personal shortlist than a cross-cultural set of hyperlinks. While the organisers encourage people to select five new blogs, "preferably ones that are different from their own culture, point of view and attitude", I fired up my FeedDemon and compared it to the FreeNews feeds in my SonyEricsson P910i. The five feeds I offer up are the ones that originate from my desktop favourites listed in the order of the number of feeds they have archived on my phone. These are feeds in my pocket, ones I pay my mobile phone service provider to read. From top to bottom, here are the five feeds that cost the most to read while providing the most value per screen.
Bernie Goldbach's BlogDay 2005 Top Five:
- Boing Boing, especially Cory Doctorow's stuff and Xeni Jardin's writing. This group blog has won all sorts of honours and it deserves to be visited regularly since it provides a pulse point of important cross-talk harvested from everywhere, not just the web. [boingboing RSS]
- Doc Searls is every blogger's friend. Who doesn't like his incisiveness, self-deprecating humour and originality of thought? [doc RSS]
- Angie McKaig's Assorted Sweets -- Succinct pointers to useful things most weekdays. Answers the question, "What makes you a designer?" in more ways than one. [angie RSS]
- Conversational Reading politely tells me the unexplored acres of books that deserve attention before sunset. [conversational RSS]
- John Walkenbach offers daily evidence that documents what can happen to a sharp mind when over-exposed to Microsoft Excel. [j-walk RSS]