The Top 50 Social Media Blogs Of The Year

Top 50 Social Media Blogs
The Top 50 Social Media Blogs Of The Year

Have you ever "tweeted" or "poked"? If not, don't be left behind and if so, then you likely have a profile on a social media site and have added or at least invited everyone you've ever known down to the last acquaintance as a contact. Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to name a few have quickly become the primary means of networking and staying connected with your clients and business associates today. In response to this growing trend of sharing media and content, we at EvanCarmichael.com have drawn up a list of "The Top 50 Social Media Blogs Of The Year ". We invite you to learn from these social media gurus about the "in's" and "out's" of how to best leverage your connections, "tweets" and whatever else they come up with next! The illustrations for the top 3 category leaders are provided by Happy Worker , a creative agency that makes custom action figures and custom toys. You can also view last year's list .


Social Networking

Mashable - Pete Cashmore

1) Mashable!
URL: http://www.mashable.com

Founded in July 2005, Mashable! is the world's largest blog focused exclusively on Web 2.0 and Social Media news. With more than 7 million monthly pageviews, Mashable! is the most prolific blog reviewing new Web sites and services, publishing breaking news on what's new on the web and offering social media resources and guides.


2) All Facebook
URL: http://www.allfacebook.com

The unofficial Facebook blog, this blog covers all issues pertaining to Facebook including new applications, general news, and analysis about the future of Facebook. It is an exciting time in the world of social media and social networking and this blog covers all of it in relation to Facebook.


3) TwiTip
URL: http://www.twitip.com/

From the guy who brings you ProBlogger comes TwiTip, a site about capturing some of the lessons that Darren Rowse and others have been learning about Twitter and how to use it more effectively. It covers Twitter Tips of all varieties including: Writing for Twitter, Branding, Growing a Following, Corporate Tweeting and a lot more.


4) Louis Gray
URL: http://www.louisgray.com/live

LouisGray.com is a Silicon Valley-based early adopter technology blog focused on the real time Web, information discovery, communications and social networking.


5) Techipedia
URL: http://www.techipedia.com/

Tamar Weinberg is a freelance writer who specializes in social media consulting and strategy, blogger outreach, reputation management, and search engine marketing. This blog is an exploration of her love of the Internet, social networks, and technology.


6) CenterNetworks
URL: http://www.centernetworks.com/

CenterNetworks was relaunched in September 2006 to focus on the "new" Internet. The mission is to help industry professionals learn more about topics including: social networking, Web 2.0, and social media. In addition, one of the main goals with CenterNetworks is to help you create better web apps.


Social Media & Marketing

Seth's Blog - Seth Godin

7) Seth's Blog
URL: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/

From bestselling author, entrepreneur and agent of change comes Seth Godin's ever popular riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread


8) The Steve Rubel Lifestream
URL: http://www.steverubel.com/

From the Director of Insights for Edelman Digital, a division of the world's largest independent PR firm, comes this blog on how technology is transforming marketing, media and public relations. Steve Rubel helps identify emerging technologies and trends and how they can be applied in marketing communications programs.


9) Duct Tape Marketing
URL: http://www.ducttapemarketing.com/blog

John Jantsch is a marketing and digital technology coach, award winning social media publisher and author. His Duct Tape Marketing Blog was chosen as a Forbes favorite for small business and marketing and is a Harvard Business School featured marketing site.


10) Dosh Dosh
URL: http://www.doshdosh.com/

Dosh Dosh is a blog offering internet marketing and blogging tips, alongside social media strategies. Best consumed by bloggers, entrepreneurs, web publishers, marketers, freelancers and small business owners.


11) Online Marketing Blog
URL: http://www.toprankblog.com/

Since December 2003, TopRank’s Online Marketing Blog has provided insights, resources and commentary on a range of digital marketing and public relations topics including: Search engine marketing and optimization, Social media marketing, Business blogging and marketing, and Online public relations.


12) Influential Marketing
URL: http://rohitbhargava.typepad.com/weblog

Ogilvy's Rohit Bhargava offes up his reflections on creating compelling marketing, advertising and public relations strategy in this popular blog.


13) Diva Marketing Blog
URL: http://bloombergmarketing.blogs.com/

Diva Marketing is a state of mind. It's an approach to marketing that’s fun, bold and savvy … but always strategically aligned with your brand’s objective. This blog focuses on building strategic marketing plans that use Interactive/new media as a core tactic and integrate traditional into one master branding plan.


14) Six Pixels of Separation
URL: http://www.twistimage.com/blog

Mitch Joel brings you Digital Marketing, New Media and Personal Branding Insights, Provocations and Foreshadows from his always on/always connected world.


15) ConversationAgent
URL: http://www.conversationagent.com

Valeria Maltoni helps businesses understand how customers and communities have changed marketing, public relations, and communications - and how to build value in this new environment. This blog tells her story.


16) Social Media Explorer
URL: http://www.socialmediaexplorer.com/

Social Media Explorer explores the world of social media to find effective and creative ways to connect brands with consumers using methods they deem appropriate and acceptable.


17) Adverblog
URL: http://adverblog.com/

Adverblog offers interactive marketing and other great advertising ideas. Discover online marketing projects from all around the world to inspire your own.


18) The Social Media Marketing Blog
URL: http://www.scottmonty.com/

Scott Monty, head of Social Media at Ford, dishes out his perspectives on the implications of social media - the convergence of marketing, advertising and PR on the Web - for marketers, agencies, the enterprise and individuals.


19) The Viral Garden
URL: http://moblogsmoproblems.blogspot.com/

Mack Collier is a social media consultant, and author of The Viral Garden, a blog focusing on marketing and social media. Known for his ‘community-first’ approach to blogging and social media, Mack focuses on teaching companies how they can use social media to share control of its marketing message with its community of customers.


20) Jaffe Juice
URL: http://www.jaffejuice.com/

Joseph Jaffe’s popular blog and audio podcast, "Jaffe Juice”, provides daily and weekly commentary respectively on all things new marketing. His podcast was voted a Readers’ Choice Award as “Best Marketing Podcast” by MarketingSherpa.


21) Altitude Branding
URL: http://altitudebranding.com/

Amber Naslund is a social media and marketing crackerjack whose blog focuses on elevating brands through social media and communication.


22) 10e20
URL: http://www.10e20.com/

10e20 is a blog offering a unique perspective on SEO, social media marketing, design, programming and being successful in today's new media world.


Blogging for Business

ProBlogger - Darren Rowse

23) ProBlogger
URL: http://www.problogger.net/

Founded by Darren Rowse in 2004, ProBlogger is dedicated to helping other bloggers learn the skills of blogging, share their own experiences and promote the blogging medium, all to add a little income streams to their blogs.


24) Daily Blog Tips
URL: http://www.dailyblogtips.com/

Improve your blog with Daily Blog Tips. This is a fast paced blog featuring articles on blog design, SEO, promotion, monetization and more.


25) The Friday Traffic Report
URL: http://www.fridaytrafficreport.com/

On Jack Humphrey's Friday Traffic Report blog, he teaches bloggers how to make money blogging, how to get more blog traffic, and how to use social media to brand themselves.


26) ConverStations
URL: http://www.converstations.com/

Believing that Blogs are Conversation Stations, Mike Sansone coaches business and education leaders to use Blogs and Social Media as platforms for conversations. This blog will show you how to connect with your customers and amplify your relationships.


Social Media

 

27) Chris Brogan
URL: http://www.chrisbrogan.com/

Chris Brogan is a ten year veteran of using social media and both web and mobile technologies to build digital relationships for businesses, organizations, and individuals. His blog explores the use of social media and social networking tools, as well as helping individuals work smarter.


28) Web Strategy
URL: http://www.web-strategist.com/blog

As a Web Strategist Jeremiah Owyang strives to define and deliver user and community needs, business goals, and web technology to craft and deliver long term successful web programs for companies. The focus of this career blog is to discuss how web tools enable companies to connect with customers.


29) Groundswell
URL: http://blogs.forrester.com/groundswell

In Groundswell, Forrester Research shows you how to turn the force of customers connecting online to your own advantage. Hoping to learn how to take advantage of communities, blogs, wikis, Facebook, or YouTube? They've got lots of examples with proof they work.


30) Chris Pirillo
URL: http://chris.pirillo.com/

Chris Pirillo has been participating in Internet conversations since 1992. A media-friendly geek, Pirillo produces content and catalyzes communities, and will show you how to do the same.


31) Gary Vaynerchuk
URL: http://garyvaynerchuk.com/

After using traditional advertising techniques to build his family's local wine business into a national industry leader, Gary rapidly leveraged social media tools to promote Wine Library TV. As his viewership swelled, Gary's dual identity as both business guru and wine guy has made him the “Social Media Sommelier.” This is his blog.


32) Chris Garrett on New Media
URL: http://www.chrisg.com/

Chrisg.com is where Chris Garrett posts daily (or thereabouts) thoughts and advice on the business of new media, blogging and online marketing. The aim is to teach you ways you can create compelling resources, provide your audience more value, build trust and loyalty, and generate more rewards for yourself.


33) Being Peter Kim
URL: http://beingpeterkim.com/

Peter Kim is building a startup to deliver social business design services and technology. In the meantime, you can read his popular blog to get his thoughts.


34) /Message
URL: http://www.stoweboyd.com/

Stowe Boyd launched /Message in 2005. Today, it has become an influential blog with its focus on the growth and adoption of social tools, and their impact on business, media, and society.


35) Publishing 2.0
URL: http://publishing2.com/

Publishing 2.0 is a popular blog from Scott Karp about how technology is transforming media, news, and journalism.


36) The Social Times
URL: http://www.socialtimes.com/

Founded by Nick O’Neill, The Social Times was created as a way to build social and intellectual capital within the social web economy. It serves as a centralized location to discover news and interact with others in the community, while furthering awareness of the products and companies that shape the social web.


37) Dave Fleet
URL: http://davefleet.com/

Dave Fleet is a communications professional with a passion for social media, based in Toronto, Canada. He blogs about PR, marketing and social media, and the place where those three meet.


38) Soshable
URL: http://soshable.com/

Soshable takes the Web 2.0 world of social media, social networks, social bookmarking, and blogging and reports opinions, analysis, and news.


Industry Insights

39) The Next Web
URL: http://thenextweb.com/

The Next Web Blog, first started in 2006 at The Next Web Conference, is a weblog that reports on everything that influences the future of the Web, in any way. They profile interesting products, start-ups and existing companies that are building The Next Web, or the future of the internet as we know it.


40) PDA: The Digital Content Blog
URL: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/pda

PDA is a blog by Jemima Kiss and other journalists with the Media Guardian following digital content: the deals, the sites, the tools and the industry.


41) The Blog Herald
URL: http://www.blogherald.com/

The Blog Herald is a premier source of news, information, tips, and commentary on blogs, the blogging industry and bloggers worldwide. It has often been cited by both the mainstream media and bloggers as a reliable source of facts, figures, opinion and trends about blogging.


42) The Buzz Bin
URL: http://www.livingstonbuzz.com/

The Buzz Bin provides a discussion on PR, social media, marketing and the evolving conversation. This is more of an insiders blog for those that have experienced social media within the larger communications tool set.


43) What's Next Blog
URL: http://www.whatsnextblog.com/

B.L. Ochman is an Internet strategist who helps Fortune 500 companies integrate social media into their marketing mix. This is his blog.


Social Media & PR

44) PR2.0
URL: http://www.briansolis.com/

Brian Solis is Principal of FutureWorks, an award-winning PR and New Media agency in Silicon Valley. Solis blogs here at PR2.0 and regularly contributes marketing & tech insight to industry publications.


45) PR Squared
URL: http://www.pr-squared.com/

The PR-Squared blog has been going strong since mid-2004, offering much ado about Marketing Measurement, PR Agency Management, and random thoughts about PR.


46) A Shel of My Former Self
URL: http://blog.holtz.com/

Shel Holtz has applied online technology to his communication efforts on behalf of companies and clients since the mid-1980s. This is his blog about organizational communications and public relations focusing on the role of new media in the world of PR.


47) PRBlogger
URL: http://www.prblogger.com

Online since 2005, Stephen Davies blogs on public relations and how social globalization and new technologies are changing the PR profession.


Social Design

 

48) Vandelay Design Blog
URL: http://vandelaydesign.com/blog

The blog at VandelayDesign.com was launched in March of 2007 to cater to the needs of the online design community. Today, the majority of its large readership are web designers or online entrepreneurs.


49) Bokardo
URL: http://bokardo.com/

Joshua Porter is an interface designer, consultant, and writer focusing on social web applications who loves nothing more than a challenging social interaction problem. This is his blog.


 

50) Technosailor
URL: http://technosailor.com/

For over five years, Technosailor.com has built a reputation for honesty and an analytical approach to the social web. They examine how web technologies can best help small and medium-sized businesses, marketing and communications, government and journalism.


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