SocialMouths’ 10 Favorite Social Media Blogs Of 2011

SocialMouths' 10 Favorite Social Media Blogs Of 20112011 was an interesting year in the social media world, we witnessed both expected and unexpected events. We all consumed the news, points of view and even rants from different sources, and man do we have a wide selection of sources in this segment.

In the middle of this overdose of information, somehow we all kind of select our favorite sources and bloggers and we mostly stay loyal to them.

This list is not based on a voting system and it does not provide participants with a shiny badge to rock on their site, the goals are simply to acknowledge and thank them for their outstanding (and hard) work throughout the year and also share them with you, hopefully you discover some of them here and add them to your list of favorites.

Instead this list is based, as the headline reads, on the favorite social media blogs and bloggers here at SocialMouths. In other words, what we actually consume week after week. I hope you enjoy them and take the time to pay them a visit.

Two more things I need to mention before diving right into it:

  • I should say that they are not in any particular order.
  • And that I have crafted a separate list of favorite blogs on Online Marketing, which is a much broader segment and will be published in a few days. This one is only social media.

To all the bloggers I’m about to mention, thank you for all the learning!

So here we go, this is the list of SocialMouths’ 10 Favorite Social Media Blogs Of 2011:

{grow} by Mark Schaefer

{Grow} Blog

Jeff Bullas

Jeff Bullas

Simply Zesty

Simply Zesty

Danny Brown 

Danny Brown

Smedio by Douglas Idugboe

Smedio

Convince & Convert by Jay Baer

Convince & Convert by Jay Baer

Pushing Social by Stan Smith

Pushing Social by Stan Smith

Social Caffeine by Lori Taylor

Social Caffeine by Lori Taylor

Social Commerce Today

Social Commerce Today

Social Media Examiner

Social Media Examiner

More than congratulating these blogs and bloggers since, like I said before, this is not a recognized award and does not pretend to be, let’s acknowledge their work and thank them for the hours put into developing awesome content.

What are YOUR favorite Social Media blogs this year?

Do you have a favorite social media blog that was not included in this list? Then mention it in the comments as a way of recognizing their work and to share with others.

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  • http://www.businessesgrow.com Mark W. Schaefer

    Wow.  I am incredibly honored to be on this list. I cherish and admire every blogger on the list so I am sincerely honored to be among them.  Thank you! 

  • http://mrtunes.ca/blog Mr. Tunes

    i look forward to checking out some of these new faces for me. 

    i must say, i found the quality of the posts on social media examiner to go down a bit near the end of the year. there were some really top articles for a while, and then a lot of the recent ones just haven’t interested me. maybe a bit too focused on linkedin and google+ ? 

  • http://www.thesaleslion.com/ Marcus Sheridan

    Wow Francisco, I love lists like this because I have not been on 5 of these blogs before, and so it will be great for me to stop by each so as to see some fresh perspective. I value your opinion Francisco, so this was perfect.

    Marcus

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Great list Francisco.. about 50 – 50 on the one’s I follow and the one’s that are new.  Thanks for sharing.

  • http://keithbloemendaal.me Keith Bloemendaal

    I have seen so many best of list posts this week, and this is the first one that was about other people instead of self promotion! Great list Francisco!

  • http://twitter.com/pushingsocial Stan Smith

    Thank you Francisco!  It’s an honor to be on this list.  Some new folks to follow.

  • http://www.ferreemoney.com/ Local Search SEO

    Hells Bells :: I’m pleased w/ myself that I even have 7 out of 10 of these SMM blog tagged in my Google Reader, let alone that my SMM+ Blog make this snazzy marquis list 

  • http://www.socialmouths.com Francisco Rosales

    No, thank you Mark, even though I don’t comment much on blogs I want you to know I have been reading you all year long.

  • http://level343.com/article_archive/ SEOcopy

    Great list but I have to admit some on this list are predictable. LOL Granted I’ve formed my own opinion especially after reading some of their posts. The information they share and how they share it is not based on facts but their opinons. That’s what makes the world such a wonderful place, right? You can choose to believe they are gurus or form your own opinion. ;)

    Last but not least you forgot my favorite Brian Solis…That guy is wicked smart when it comes to social, and branding. Thanks for taking the time to put this list together, enjoy your holidays and stay warm!

  • http://www.convinceandconvert.com jaybaer

    Thanks so much. Thrilled to be a part of this, and tons of great blogs on here!

  • Anonymous

    Danny Brown? Seriously? C’mon! cc @DannyBrown:twitter 

  • http://twitter.com/jasoncobine Jason Cobine

    bb

  • http://twitter.com/SilverLaneMedia Claire Bowen

    Some great Blogs here – a couple of new ones to me too – thanks! how about Lilach Bullock’s blog at http://www.socialable.co.uk/ too? :)

  • http://pixelturf.com suhail

    i like the bufferapp’s blog, http://blog.bufferapp.com and crazyegg, http://blog.crazyegg.com

  • http://www.socialmouths.com Francisco Rosales

    They’re both great selections, thank you.

  • http://www.lorirtaylor.com/ LoriRTaylor

    Francisco I love you – thank you so much – I’m so honored.  Truly.  And your redesign of my blog really made a different in engagement.  I can’t hug and air kiss you enough.  I love what you do – keep doing it – you shine.  I’m looking forward to doing some great things together in 2012.  And I LOVE Simply Zesty too!!  Along with Jeff, Jay, SME – well all of them!!

  • http://www.lorirtaylor.com/ LoriRTaylor

    Francisco is a GREAT collaborator for sure!

  • http://twitter.com/SeanPlatt Sean Platt

    Really fantastic list, Francisco. And awesome to see @lorirtaylor:disqus rocking it! 

  • http://www.ricardobueno.com Ricardo Bueno

    Hey Franciso, great list! I read about half of these already, looking forward to digging through the others :-) 

  • http://twitter.com/ShareOMarketing Glenn Cressman

    Hard to argue with this list (esp Danny Brown!). I might suggest http://www.mpdailyfix.com/ from Marketing Profs in addition.

  • http://www.jontusmedia.com/ Jon Buscall

    That’s a great list. Mark, Jay and Stan in particular are some of my daily reads. 

  • http://www.valuehomes.ca/Toronto_Listings/page_2201418.html Toronto Real Estate

    An impressive and wise list…..I liked your post because 
    this is the first one that was about other people instead of self promotion! Great list Francisco!

  • http://www.logallot.com Sonia

    I love Grow (just discovered it) and Social Examiner of course. I haven’t heard of the others and will have to go check those out. 

  • http://twitter.com/beadiful4you Brittany Long

    No Mashable?

  • Jasperlandsaat

    i miss viral blog!

  • http://www.dallasgaragedoorrepair.net/ Debi Dowd

    Caffeine addict and a hopeless fan of Dr. Sheldon Cooper. Bazinga!

  • http://www.hypnosisbulletin.com/ Amadason

    No, thank you Mark, even though I don’t comment much on blogs I want you to know I have been reading you all year long.

  • http://www.1-a-suchmaschinenoptimierung.de/ Elanaanks

    We all consumed the news, points of view and even rants from different
    sources, and man do we have a wide selection of sources in this segment.

  • http://www.nelsondesigngroup.com/ house plans

    In the middle of this overdose of information, somehow we all kind of
    select our favorite sources and bloggers and we mostly stay loyal to
    them.

  • http://www.goldenvalleyhtg.com/ Daniele

    hopefully you discover some of them here and add them to your list of favorites.

  • http://uspokersitesexposed.com/ Andrew

    And that I have crafted a separate list of favorite blogs on Online
    Marketing, which is a much broader segment and will be published in a
    few days. This one is only social media.
     

  • http://www.genisdental.com/ Dental office bucks

    I hope you enjoy them and take the time to pay them a visit.

  • http://www.guvensalon.com/ Juttapter

    In other words, what we actually consume week after week. I hope you enjoy them and take the time to pay them a visit.

  • http://seqvending.com/ Shawnda

    Instead this list is based, as the headline reads, on the favorite
    social media blogs and bloggers here at SocialMouths. In other words,
    what we actually consume week after week. I hope you enjoy them and take
    the time to pay them a visit.
     

  • http://viewthevibe.com/ Rachele

    Instead this list is based, as the headline reads, on the favorite
    social media blogs and bloggers here at SocialMouths. In other words,
    what we actually consume week after week. I hope you enjoy them and take
    the time to pay them a visit.
     

  • Zofia Smithson

    In the middle of this overdose of information, somehow we all kind of
    select our favorite sources and bloggers and we mostly stay loyal to
    them.

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