The Return of the Blog Roll

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Surely you have seen the many studies, articles and posts (see Gini’s take) — including a couple on this blog — over the past few months about corporate blogging’s decline. In thinking about the matter, I decided to reverse my personal decision to exclude a blog roll here.

The best way to support blogging is to highlight your favorite reads as often as possible. While I do this every hour during the business day on Twitter, these blogs seem to get shared the most on my feed. Of course, there are many great blogs out there, so feel free to add them in the comments. And you can always visit my blog roll on the first column to the right.

Here are the blogs:

Fun & Photos

Photography Blogger
PostSecret
Photofocus
gapingvoid

Marketing & Comms

MarketingProfs Daily
Danny Brown
Spin Sucks
SocialFresh
HubSpot Blog
Richard Becker
Thought Gadgets
Mitch Joel
Marketing Pilgrim
Copyblogger
Conversation Agent
Conversation Marketing
V3: Vision. Voice. Value.

Social Good

FrogLoop
TriplePundit (CSR)
Beth’s Blog
Climate Progress
Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog
John Haydon
SocialFish
NTEN Blog

Now it’s your turn!

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  • http://www.communityorganizer20.com/ Debra Askanase

    I’d add Idealware, NTEN and Socialbrite blogs to this great list. They provoke and often capture recent trends and conversation pulses.

    • http://twitter.com/geoffliving Geoff Livingston

      Debra! I came this close to adding you, this close!  I literally tweet every post you write it seems. The only thing that stopped me was frequency.  You are one of my favorites. I will add NTEN, I tweet them all the time, and this was an oversight.

      • http://www.communityorganizer20.com/ Debra Askanase

         Aw, thanks Geoff. Really appreciate the kinds words and the RTs.

        As you mention, I’ve definitely slowed down this year as other things have claimed my time. I actually have an intention to blog twice-weekly starting in May. Have a “blog budddy” who’s supposed to keep me honest with that promise!

  • http://spinsucks.com Gini Dietrich

    Weird. Are we already working as one brain? I was JUST thinking I need to update the Spin Sucks blogroll. I guess I have to make sure you’re there now. :)

    • http://twitter.com/geoffliving Geoff Livingston

      No nepotism. Only if I deserve it. I know I rant too much!

      • http://spinsucks.com Gini Dietrich

        Please. OF COURSE it’s included. It’s one of my favorites, with or without the book together.

  • http://www.swordandthescript.com/ Frank Strong

    Todd Defren’s blog makes my head go north-south often.  I really like his thinking. 

    • http://twitter.com/geoffliving Geoff Livingston

      TDef is my reader for sure. I go through periods of liking and passing on the content, but definitely one of the original voices out there.

      • http://twitter.com/TDefren Todd Defren

        “Drats” to not making the list, “yay” for the kind words in the comments. I’ll take “original” over “popular,” so long as I can make the rent.

        • http://twitter.com/geoffliving Geoff Livingston

          Popularity is nice until you realize it’s all bubble gum. I like your attitude.  Good to see you, TDef.

  • http://twitter.com/maddiegrant Maddie Grant

    Thanks for including SocialFish!  Whoo hoo!

    • http://twitter.com/geoffliving Geoff Livingston

      Of course, I think you’ve taken it to a new level over the past year. Congratulations on all of your successes.

  • Scott Stephens
    • http://twitter.com/geoffliving Geoff Livingston

      Ah, a watch blog!

  • http://www.3hatscommunications.com/blog/ davinabrewer

    Been wanting to redo my blogroll much the same way; section it to include  my usual suspects, as well as highlight what I’ve read lately, new finds or rediscovered gems to show some variety. And a stand-alone post to support others is a smart move, so I shall be stealing it at some point. FWIW.

    • http://twitter.com/geoffliving Geoff Livingston

      Steal at will!

  • http://dr1665.com/ Brian Driggs

    This is a good idea. I might replace my “Blogs I Swear By” page with an old school blogroll in the sidebar. Thanks for suggesting this, Geoff. 

    • http://twitter.com/geoffliving Geoff Livingston

      Sometimes we have to bring back the magic!

      • http://dr1665.com/ Brian Driggs

        Almost makes me want to roll back to Kubrick. Almost. ;)

  • http://twitter.com/skypulsemedia Howie at Sky Pulse Media

    I like some of those blogs! 8)

    I think a list is good. Mine showcases a wide array of creative and sharp thinking related to advertising and marketing. Somehow it includes this blog which I heard was focused on crafts and crafting? ;-)

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