During my first week on sabbatical at Unboundary, I have come to love the term and practice of “swirling.” I will explain swirling in more detail in an upcoming blog post entitled “Riffs, Swirls, and Boards.” This morning, though, I swirled my blog reader. I used recommendations from a few colleagues to do so – two of the three colleagues I have never met in person.
After deleting about 10 blogs from my reader, I added about 10 new blogs (new to me) from the following sources.
- Lyn Hilt’s post “Go. See. Connect.”
- Jonathan Martin’s post “A Few of My Favorite Blogs.”
- A recommendation from Jill Gough to explore Ollie Bray’s blog.
I am excited to see what this swirl will bring to my thinking and learning. I am looking forward to identifying new boundaries to unboundary.
Have you swirled your reading recently?
I tend to use my bloglist on the sidebar as my blog reader of sorts, which makes it a very visible view of what I am reading. Because of the visibility, it sometimes gets interpreted as a ‘you like me/you don’t like me’ situation.
When I registered my own domain and made the transition, all went smoothly with the exception of my blog list. I had to start from scratch, which was both frustrating and interesting.
I think it might be time to ‘swirl’ my bloglist! Or, maybe I should transition to a blog reader instead, and only put the blogs that truly inspire me, for my eyes only.