I reading that 'humans are bad at randomness' and one should always let an algorithm choose your seed for you.
While I agree that maybe it's not advised to make my brain wallet 'zoo' x 23 + checksum as an easy to remember phrase, but besides the obvious, what real risks are there to choosing your own seed?
I've also read that if you use the date as your seed's seed (akward phrase, the seed of the random function that my nmemonic seed is created from) then if that is known by an attacker they can use that to crack my wallet really easily.
What else could go wrong? for instance if i decide to use all the food words out the list, but change 1 of those to an easy to remember alternative, then I've a bunch of food words and one randomly out of place non-food word (seams ok to me). Are there brute force algorithms that could take advantage of that?