Yesterday, I read a “new-to-me” blog. I had no idea that the “How We Learn: Research, News & Perspectives” Blog existed! But, I played my own little game of Roulette to find it.
The popplet below shows the path I took.
Virtually every blog on the internet has a Blog Roll. It’s a way for blog authors to share what they’re reading with others. If you look to the right on my blog, you’ll see the blogs that I read quite regularly and recommend to others.
So … what I did was pick a blog from my Blog Roll. In this case, it was Peter Skillen’s Construction Zone, and I went to that blog. Sure enough, he has his own blog roll so I chose one from there. I repeated the process five times, each time going to a blog that I’d never heard of before.
I’m sure that you’ve all seen those “Best of” lists that are so popular on the internet. I find them disappointing as the top recommended blogs are so predictable and often rest on their laurels not having an entry for weeks or months.
That’s how I ended up at the “How We Learn” Blog. I’m impressed with the content and have added the RSS to my reader. I hope that this little exercise provides me a regular source of inspiration.
Why don’t you give it a try and see where you end up?