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:

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Introducing the Greenversation iPhone App

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As part of my participation in the AppMakr launch, I was given the opportunity to create my own iPhone application! The resulting application is the Greenversation app, which gathers the latest posts from my favorite environmental information resources. You can download the Greenversation app from the iTunes store now.

I originally compiled the list for a Live Earth/Blog Action day post last fall. The ten resources listed in the post are:

1) My primary volunteer organization, Live Earth‘s site.

2) EcoFriend, a very cool green tech blog.

3)350, bringing awareness to the #350, which represents the number of parts per million, the level scientists have identified as the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere.

4) Joe Romm’s Climate Progress blog.

5) Triple Pundit gives eco-intel and encourages social entreneurship.

6) NPR’s Environment Podcast.

7) Mashable’s list of green tweeple.

8) Environmental Defense Fund.

9) Grist offers more, from sustainable food to politics.

10) Didn’t get enough geekery with EcoFriend? Check out the green technologies featured on ecogeek.

As I mentioned in my original AppMakr post, by no means does this replace a full-on application developed with a specific organizational purpose. But it is an extremely cost effective way to make sure your brand’s content is easily accessible to iPhone users without redeveloping everything for the platform.

For those of you that are wondering, Greenversation is not the name of our new company. Yes, it’s more than me; there are three of us. However, you will see some additional, personal environmental activism under the Greenversation moniker. Next up is a Greenversation project I am launching with List of Change Co-founder Shannon Whitley.

Geoff Livingston is a regular contributor to the Live Earth blog.

Blog Action Day: 10 Resources for Climate Change Info

Blog Action Day 2009 on October 15 revolves around climate change. While many people may be concerned about the environment, they may need ideas to write about. So I figured a little Blog Action Day sharing was in order to get folks prepped for their posts. The following 10 resources are my favorites, please add yours, too!

1) My primary volunteer organization for 2009, Live Earth‘s site has tons of great information, from blog posts to celebrity videos. Explore Live Earth online today!

2) Perhaps instead of brow-beating about envirnmental woes, you’d prefer to highlight some cool eco-tech. Why not focus on progress rather than problems? Check out ecofriend, a very cool green blog.

3) The 350 group is organizing a day of action on October 24 to bring awareness to the #350, which represents the number of parts per million, the level scientists have identified as the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere. What better way to prep for the 350 day of action then to blog about it in advance?

4) Joe Romm’s Climate Progress blog balances hard activism, snark, and pragmatic realism on the environment. My favorite science-oriented offering on the Interwebs for climate change.

5) More of an environmentally savvy entrepreneur’s site, Triple Pundit is another daily favorite in my reader. Check out this outstanding group blog that gives eco-intel, as well as encourages social entreneurship.

6) NPR’s Environment Podcast: This weekly round up of NPR broadcasts about the environment has become a gym favorite for me. Usually 30 minutes long, and full of hard hitting stories to colorful tales from the frontlines of climate change, this podcast is a keeper.

7) Are you a Twitter addict? If so, check out Mashable’s list of green tweeple. A fast way to catch up on environmental chatter in 140 characters or less.

8) Environmental Defense Fund, a client of mine that is funded by corporate America, I like EDF’s efforts because they are hard-core focused on policy change. Further, it demonstrates that many American companies DO want a green future, because the advocacy efforts represent a smart approach to climate change.

9) Another great blog, Grist offers more than most blogs with video and community. Topics range from sustainable food to politics. Check out this all-around eco-friendly info source.

10) Didn’t get enough geekery with EcoFriend? Check out the green technologies featured on ecogeek.