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Four New Blogs

In the last few weeks I’ve added a few notable blogs to the old roll. I figured since I don’t really have anything else to say at the moment, I’d send you all their way for a quick fix.

Here they are (in no particular order):

  • The Wages of Wins Journal: I know I’ve pointed to this in the past, but it needs to be mentioned again. It’s a blog all about comparing athletes using statistical analysis. It uses the formula first come up with in the book by the same name.
  • This is Broken: What a great idea for a blog: Document all the bad customer experiences people encounter.
  • AttentionTrust Blog: I feel like I’ve been writing about attention and AttentionTrust in every entry and part of the reason is that Ed Batista keeps the info flowing on the AT blog. I’m not quite sure how he manages the 15 or so posts a day he gets sometimes, but it’s one of the few heavy post blogs I actually read. (An interesting point that I’ll elaborate on below.)
  • Three Minds: Jury’s still out on this one since I only found it yesterday, but so far I’m impressed. It’s a blog about customer experience from Organic.

And now onto my other, non-link, point. I’m sure other people have this same thing going on, but I’ve found that I don’t really read the heavy-post blogs. When I see that there are 40 new entries since last time I looked I tend to just skip over them. I much prefer when people write really interesting things occasionally. That’s what I try to do. If I want more from a blog, I’ll just subscribe to the link feed (you can find my sidenotes feed here). This seems like a pretty good system. What do you think? How are you reading blogs? Are you reading blogs? (On a sidenote, I’ve been visiting < ahref="http://www.popurls.com">Pop URLS a lot more lately.)

June 14, 2006