#Blogmonday – Let’s Share the Linkey Love
26 Apr 2009
I consider myself fortunate because I get to learn a lot from some very smart people. I do social media in my day job, teach it at my night job, blog (duh) and get to so some freelance writing and podcast work on the side.
The best part? Just about every day, I learn something new.
I have to confess, however, that my daily reading does not include some of the real blogosphere luminaries (I promised, no more about Scoble). Aside from Shel Holtz and Neville Hobson (whom I consider A-Listers), my daily reading consists of some of whom I consider to be the “hidden gems” of the blogosphere. And that’s why I came up with the wacky idea (boldly stealing #followfriday) with #blogmonday.
My dream is that, through blogging about other bloggers, we all can increase the reach and scope of our own blogger networks, help promote some really smart people who just don’t have the high Technorati rankings (yet) as well as share our own online rolodexes of “must reads.”
So please, feel free to join me in promoting some of the smart people out there. And trust me; I plan to make this a weekly occurrence in the hopes that it takes off. If you’re not in this one, you will more than likely make it into another. So here are my entries for the inaugural #blogmonday.
Tried, True and Terrific
- Occam Razr’s – Ike Piggot’s blog not only makes me think about more things that just social media, I learn something new every time I read it.
- It’s Not a Lecture: David Wescott makes you think; and he developed (and executed) a brilliant idea on the “Global Moms” initiative. Plus. he’s smart as hell.
- Rounding out this week’s list is a combined entry of Shel Holtz’s and Neville Hobson’s individual blogs as well as their out-of-this-world entertaining and smart podcast, “For Immediate Release.”
Blogs That Need to Make it Onto Your Blogroll
- Katie Payne’s Measurement Blog. Katie literally wrote the book on public relations measurement and has helped me solve many an argument at work or consulting on the value of public relations. She figured out the answers before many of us came up with the questions.
Blogs That You Might Not Read – But Should
- Shilpika Das’s “Wired Conversations.” Full disclosure: Shilpika is a former student of mine, but writes amazingingly insightful posts. She is smart, a great writer and someone who makes me think. The student has become the teacher in this case.
- Matthew Chamberlin’s “Clearcast Digital Media.” Matthew has been both a social media marketer and a video producer, so writes stuff that makes you think about the the differing aspects of social media converge.
Random Blog of the Week:
- Over the Monster – As a die-hard Red Sox fan (and I died hard many times before the first Red Sox World Series Championship, like in 1975, 1976 (Bucky Effing Dent) and of course, the Bucker-led 1986 team). But if your are a Sox fan, add this to your blogroll.
Bonus Feature – Online Magazine and Podcast Series
- Media Bullseye. This is Chip Griffin’s online, offline and “Radio Roundtable” venture, often executed by Jen Zingsheim (who, oh,by the way, announced that she hot MARRIED on Twitter last week). Again this meets my criteria that every time I read or listen, I am educated and entertained. Full disclosure: I write for Media Bullseye and occasionally step-in as a co-host, but I wouldn’t do it, unless, in the New Hampshire vernacular, these guys weren’t “wicked smaht.”
That today’s inugural entry. While it’s not as easy as #followfriday, won’t you please consider a quick post giving props to those whom you think are deserving of it?
Mark #blogmonday Story