October 3, 2022


Advocacy. Mediation. Success.

Honing My News Aggregator

I’m honing the feeds on my information aggregator (Feedly) in an energy to promote my wondering and interact audience of my site and social media by using better tales and perception.

Out goes the senseless “content marketing” feeds manufactured by all those generating duplicate just to draw consideration.

In stays the tales and posts from all those driving useful dialogue and assumed. An A-List of people and resources such as:

  • Dave Winer
  • Doc Searls
  • Dave Weinberger
  • Fred Wilson
  • Jay Rosen
  • Jeff Jarvis
  • Poynter
  • Columbia Journalism Review
  • Matt Mullenweg

The lack of diversity will be corrected as I carry on to go by means of my feeds.

I have been employing a information aggregator for virtually 20 years as a source for information, for merchandise to share and as a usually means of partaking the resources and topics of the merchandise I go through from my aggregator.

But the quantity of junk manufactured, some of which I assumed important or insightful for what ever purpose, has grown to the level it drowns out the perception from the A-Listers.

No one particular had coined the notion of “content marketing” when I commenced employing an aggregator. Persons creating tales and posts did so in a serious and authentic vogue in purchase to assist some others and promote wondering and dialogue.

I could subscribe to new feeds from people I did not know and usually get some rather very good things. Very same for subscribing to topics (words and phrases).

No much more. Persons publish content, or have it published for them, in purchase to generate consideration, subscribers and clients. Tiny perception, very little price and no engagement.

So I begun pulling an A-List with each other very last night from the hundreds of resources and topics in my reader.

If you glimpse at the writings of these people and the some others I’ll add, you’ll see they go over areas much over and above my marketplace. These people assume out loud, giving me and some others an opportunity to hear in – to learn and to be encouraged.

I have observed my information aggregator rather monotonous of late. What utilised to be an hour or two each individual morning of studying some wonderful things and sharing it on social media has slowed to a crawl.

Tiny studying. No assembly new people and partaking all those I presently knew by means of sharing what I was studying,

I pass up my old information aggregator, as properly as the interactions and, real truth be told, the organization it produced by using engagement and the stimulation of organization thoughts.

So I am heading to build an A-List and see if I can get items rolling once again.

Keep tuned.