With blizzard warnings and white-out conditions in Iowa, and ballplayers reporting to Spring Training this week, I thought it might be fun to name a team of all-stars of the conversphere (h/t to Tony Clark for coining that term). This is my A-team (must reads)
1st Base: Steve Rubel – A master at handling all the incoming news, hacks and tidbits.
3rd Base: Jeremiah Owyang – Handles the hot corner (and topics) with aplomb. Often on the move, connects as well offline as he does online.
Right Field: Leo Babauta – The rookie on my team (list). Informative and balanced reading.
Left Field: Paul Williams – Dig the design and content. When I need an idea, I steal / modify / adapt / whuddevah from this site.
Bullpen: MarketingProfs Daily Fix. A team of versatile and savvy and witty marketing bloggers. Every bullpen needs this kind of depth in their pen.
Bench: Copyblogger – This used to be a Brian Clark only project, but now a cadre of copywriters and wordsmiths contribute
Manager: The Slackers
Mascot: The Purple Cow man himself.
Money Man: Fred Wilson – Golden touch and a great ear for music.
Traveling Secretary: Bill Geist – If there is ever a CVB for the blogosphere – this guy should run it.
As a fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates (yes, they still play ball), maybe I can convince ownership to put these folks on the field.
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