Talking to Sandy Weiner the other day, she asked me why I don’t post links to the blogs I read. Big part of social media is spreading love, so I decided to write a post listing all the bloggers I follow and at the same time, hopefully some of you guys will find something useful.
So here is the list organized in my favorite topics:
Productivity / Simplicity
Zen Habits by Leo Babauta
Not only one of my regulars but one of the most popular blogs in the planet. Leo also wrote the book The Power Of Less and while I don’t follow any productivity systems, this one made change how I see the whole concept on getting things done, eliminate the clutter and only focus on what gets me closer to my dreams. The little stuff gets done by the universe (great virtual assistant by the way…)
He posts daily and you can always count on getting a positive message that you can truly apply to your life. Love the simplicity of the layout, it is very clear that what counts here is the message. You can also follow him on Twitter at @zen_habits.
Mixergy by Andrew Warner
Mostly video interviews with great personalities from Seth Godin to Gary Vaynerchuck, but what I love the most is his own story as an entrepreneur, maybe because I went through something very similar.
So great content from the best entrepreneurs of our times, very inspiring. Follow Andrew’s tweets at @andrewwarner.
ProBlogger by Darren Rowse
The authority in all blogging matters. It’s nice to have all this information in just one stop, at ProBlogger you can learn about how to monetize your blog or how to build a better blog or improve the one you have, tips about writing and much more. I don’t care if you’re a beginner or an experienced blogger, you need to make this one of your regulars.
Darren Rowse also provides a lot of very useful info on Twitter at @ProBlogger
Obviously the two sources for all social media news, even though I try not to get into all the hype, it’s always good to take a few minutes to scan these sites for relevant stuff going on. Here is where you are going to learn about what’s hot that day, a new iPhone App or the latest launch from Facebook.
If you want to learn more about a particular network, just search Mashable and you will find a few articles about it. These 2 sites are major blogs posting 10 to 20 articles a day. Also find them on Twitter at @Mashable and @TechCrunch
Other Blogs I Visit
White Hot Truth by Danielle Laporte – Just rocks.
Illuminated Mind by Jonathan Mead – Even though I broke out of cubicle jail like 15 years ago, I still find it is a great read and I love his writing style.
Smashing Magazine – Lots of resources for designing, tutorials, inspiration…
Mnmlist – Also from Leo Babauta.
Urban Monk – On personal development.
Chris Brogan – Author of Trust Agents.
The Naked Elephant – I’m just in love with this girl, seriously.
I’m pretty sure I’m forgetting a couple, next time.
So what blogs are you following and, do you spread the love? Comment…