Second #Blogmonday – Join the Fun – and Karma
As I mentioned in my inaugural post, I have started #blogmonday because I want to share some linkey love with some of the “hidden gems” of the blogosphere – as well as introduce some very good blogs that you might not know about.
My sincere hope is that, through writing about other bloggers, we all can increase the reach and scope of our own blogger networks, help promote some really smart people who don’t have the high Technorati rankings (yet) as well as share our own online rolodexes of “must reads.”
Last week, my votes were for:
- Occam Razr’s
- It’s Not a Lecture
- Shel Holtz
- Neville Hobson
- Katie Paine
- Shilpika Das
- Matthew Chamberlin (even though he turned out to be fan of the New York Yankees)
- and for the “other” category, Media Bullseye.
Here are this week’s contributions:
Tried, True and Terrific
- Dan Thornton’s “The Way of the Web.” Dan is based in the U.K. and writes a terrific blog on social media and marketing measurement.
- Jason Falls’ Social Media Explorer. Jason is smart, funny and profane. Just what I look for in a blogger.
- Shonali Burke’s “Waxing Unlyrical.” She had an amazing post last week on social media karma, something that is near and dear to me and others who do “Follow Friday.”
Blogs That Need to Make it Onto Your Blogroll
- Lee Odden’s Online Marketing Blog. Good measurement and statistics for SEO have gained prominence, and with good reason, in no small part to tighter ad budgets. You’ll usually learn something you did not yet know on Lee’s blog.
Blogs That You Might Not Read – But Should
- Robert French’s “PR Open Mic.” Robert not only teaches his students well, but has built an amazing platform for public relations professionals to interact, share ideas, blog — and most importantly — for students to show off their own work. I wish that other universities would do this as well as Robert does.
Random Blogs of the Week:
- Maren Hogan’s “Marenated.” With a clever name like this and insight about recruiting and human resources, how can you NOT love this blog?
- The American Latina (confession: former student). With an intro that states that she offers “…notes from a confused twenty-something capricious, slightly neurotic, intelligent, beautiful latina breaking all the rules and making up new ones along the way as she figures out who she is and what it means to be a Latina in the US,” how can you NOT read this blog?
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? Write a post, give some love, get some karma.
Mark #blogmonday Story