- 10 Ways to Eliminate the Echo Chamber: There's a lot of talk about the echo chamber of bloggers, where like-minded folks only read each other, etc... I don't especially buy it, in part because a lot of people do the stuff on Chris Pirillo's list. I particularly like this one:
Make yourself uncomfortable. I don't do it often enough, but whenever I step outside my comfort zone - I grow. I'm an introvert at heart, and the only way I can overcome this social shortcoming is by being gregarious when my gut reaction is to retreat. When you force yourself to do something that you don't understand, the results might be messy - but they'll be genuine. It's cool to swim alongside the cool kids, but it's more cool to be in a clique of one.This is one of the driving forces behind why I blog, even though I probably don't do it often enough. I've always sorta "blogged to learn" and I probably should be doing it more...
- The Alameda-Weehawken Burrito Tunnel: I can't think of a way to describe this. It's, uh, strange.
- The Criterion Contraption: This blog is written by a guy who wants to watch every DVD in the Criterion Collection (pretty much the first company to load laserdiscs and DVDs up with special features). He's pretty much going in order, and he's up to #68 (he's got a few hundred to go).
Link to Someone New
You know the drill. Time is short, so a few new links to people I've never linked to before.