I have started disrupting the "Medium effect" by building a "blogroll" the good old way - simply linking to blogs of friends that I follow. The first ones to get on board are George Ho, Nikita Tonsky, and John Sundell. I will be adding more and more as time goes by.
With time, I am planning to add some more automation and clever aggregation of great content. I have a few surprises in the hat, but first things first, let's build a network of connected blogs. I'd be glad and honored, if anyone shows interest in my blog and links to it.