One thing that hounds me a little bit is that I'm thirsty to learn stuff. I've always said I'd go to school forever if I had the money to do it. But my need to absorb knowledge from the smart people around me is at times overwhelming. And with all of the tools available today and the many I'm actively using - Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon, Flickr - it's easy to fall behind and miss stuff.
So to me, the incredible value I find in spending concentrated time reading through my feed updates is the amazing community of sharing. If I miss something on one blog, I might just get linked to it through another blog that I *do* manage to read. Today, I was so excited that Chris Brogan's blog directed me to Brian Solis' new free e-book on social media. Free Stuff From Smart People! More Free Stuff by Smart People that I've found lately:
- Valeria's e-book: Make Your Website Sticky
- Greg Verdino's updated presentation on Six Emerging Media Trends
- Drew McLellan linking to Seth Godin's TED talk on being remarkable
Something in particular you'd like to see? Got a great Free Thing from a Smart Person? Drop me a note and let me know. I've got my creative juices flowing.