Hopefully Pt 1. of my Social Media Elevator Pitch was useful to you guys. Now, on to part 2. Here are 9 blogs that I check out daily that get me excited and teach me something new every day about online marketing, business, and how it works (or doesn’t) with Social Media. There are hundreds of great reads out there, but I wanted to focus on a few names that provide digestible, actionable content and also say thanks. These are people who have taken the time to care, to answer my questions and who have engaged with me as a newbie.
Don’t stop here. Ask around. Remember this is an elevator pitch. What are YOUR favorite sites for Social Media and blogging content? I wan to know. Please list them in the comments.
Recommended Reading (put these in your Google Reader):
Chris Brogan – www.chrisbrogan.com – One of the best resources for people who are participating and getting into social media. Tons of great posts, usually daily. Chris is super-accessible and lives for connecting people
Seth’s Blog – www.sethgodin.typepad.com – Seth is probably the smartest marketer I’ve ever heard. Period. Great bite-sized content everyday.
Gary Vaynerchuk – www.garyvaynerchuk.com -While I’m a huge fan of WineLibrary, Gary’s personal blog has some great info on business, Social Media and building your personal brand.
The Marketess – www.themarketess.com – Posts that are quick and to the point about marketing, social media and what it means for business. Written by the awesome KristaNeher.
The Viral Garden – www.moblogsmoproblems.blogspot.com – Mack is always insightful when it comes to online marketing and has a lot of good how-to posts or ‘5 Steps To…’ posts.
PR Squared – www.todddefren.com – Todd Defren comes to social from more of an agency perspective but has been a great resource for me as I learn how businesses and organizations should be using Social Media.
Social Media Land – www.socialmedialand.net – Katie V provides some great insights on different SM tools and case studies to back up what she’s saying. She works for a kick-ass agency in AZ as a content manager and SM guru.
Beth’s Blog – www.beth.typepad.com – Beth is one of the best bloggers around when it comes to harnessing the power of online marketing and Social Media for non-profits.
Mashable – www.mashable.com – Great news site on all things tech and social. Consistently well-written articles that mix the latest news with some blog worthy and offbeat stories from around the web.
That’s just a handful of the blogs I check out daily. But the peeps above continuously put out great content, are accessible, and in my opinion have some of the best blogs out on the net. I know I’m missing a ton, but that will have to wait for another post. Maybe I’ll make a Best Blog series. So tell me, what does YOUR daily reading consist of? Leave a comment below!