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July 3, 2012

I’m often asked what blogs are the best ones for people interested in social media to keep an eye on.

Going through my Google Reader is a daily ritual for me. I would be paranoid that if I skipped a day I’d miss some important announcement/update/change.

The following are my favourite blogs – not just social media and marketing blogs – straight outta my Reader.

What blogs would you add?

Mashable – The undisputed king of social media blogs.
TechCrunch – All things tech.
Gawker – A little social media, a lot of gossipy trash and randomness
Business Insider – One of my favourite all-rounders
Brian Solis – Social media and other marketing/business stuff
Mumbrella – Australia’s media hub
ReadWriteWeb – Up there with Mashable as a must-read for social
Social Media Today – Has as many average articles as it has good reads, still worth keeping an eye on
Social Media Explorer – As the name suggests, has a social media focus
Social Times – I’ve read some really great articles here
All Facebook – If you’re not regularly reading this, you can’t possibly work in social media
The Next Web – Another godfather of online blogs alongside Mashable and ReadWriteWeb
Radian6 – Nice social media blog with a monitoring/reporting focus as would be expected
Fast Company – Another great all-rounder blog
Sysomos – Another blog from a social media monitoring company
The Online Community Guide (FeverBee) – Rich Millington’s guide to community management
Social Media Examiner – A lot of great entry level articles here. Cute mascot.
Socialbakers – Yet another social media monitoring company. They all seem to do the blog thing well.
The Onion – Satirical news
B & T –  B&T magazine in blog format
Hubspot – Have read lots of great articles here
Econsultancy: Digital Marketers United – Lots of good content for social media and broader digital marketing
All Twitter – ‘Nuff said.
Digital Buzz Blog – Digital ad campaigns, social media, interactive marketing ideas
The Anti-Social Media – For lols.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 4, 2012 6:18 am

    Thanks so much for including the Sysomos blog here. We’re honoured to be included in such a great list of awesome blogs and we’re happy to hear you enjoy ours.

    Cheers,
    Sheldon, community manager for Sysomos

  2. July 4, 2012 12:34 pm

    Thanks for sharing, Lauren. My Google Reader got out of control with far too many blogs. This list lets me start afresh without feeling overwhelmed at the number of unread posts (stupidly this stresses me lol)

  3. July 5, 2012 12:35 pm

    Cheers, some solid bookmarking material here!

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