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The Top 10 Blog Posts I Read During Vacation

By: Gini Dietrich | October 25, 2010 | 

Ahhh. I’m back from vacation. Nine days (including the weekends) of pretty much doing what I want. I read five books. I rode 200 miles. I went to functional training twice. I cooked every day. I planted fall flowers. I raked the leaves and put away the furniture for winter. I got out my winter clothes. I slept in. I wrote when I wanted, what I wanted. I had a glass of wine every night. I spent time with old and dear friends I hadn’t seen in a few years. I watched the Bears lose not once, but twice. And now I’m ready to get back at it…a force to be reckoned with so beware!

Because I don’t have much on the brain right now, besides getting through my inbox (which I am dreading), I leave you with the top 10 blog posts I read during vacation. Not my summer vacation, but a book report, nonetheless!

1. From my friend, author, and all-around good guy Barry Moltz, a list of expenses to examine in your business.

2. A different take on why you should moderate comments on your blog from Shel Holtz.

3. Early in the week Charlene Jaszewski posted a someecards she created herself and born was my obsession with creating my own, too! You can do it too…it’s lots of fun!

4. Not only does Shelly Kramer love Milk Duds and not only is she, hands down, in the top five funniest women I know category, she wrote a great post on how the advertising Zappos does humanizes the brand…and works.

5. Want some tips from Warren Buffet? Joe Hackman pulls together a great list of quotes that make a lot of sense in our crazy economy. I personally like the selling your IQ points one…I wonder how feasible that is?!

6. Always wondering how you should write so your blog is ranked high on Google? Social Media Examiner gives you six tips for optimization.

7. Even though it’s written in David Letterman Top 10 style, this post on Conversation Agent is hilarious – the top 10 reasons Conan O’Brien’s social media stuff is funnier than yours.

8. Are you a blogger? Do you want your blog to run efficiently? This MarketingProfs post about running your blog like a newspaper is excellent!

9. Because I just spent a week reading, this blog post from friend and client John Christianson, was perfect timing. Add your book recommendations!

10. I love Liz Strauss and I especially love her take on why PowerPoint is killing your presentations.

There are about 60 more I read, and really enjoyed, throughout the week, but this will get you started.

The floor is now yours…what did I miss?

About Gini Dietrich

Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, an integrated marketing communications firm. She is the author of Spin Sucks, co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. She also is the lead blogger at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro. Join the Spin Sucks   community!

  • Wow, thanks for the shout out Gini 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the Buffet Quotes. I think he is an extremely wise man and we can all benefit from his wisdom.

  • I thought the Bears had given up years ago. Just goes to show – the more you know… 😉

    Thanks for the reading list – I’ll be checking these out laters. 🙂

  • rwohlner
  • Thanks for the reading list. I’m especially interested in why Conan’s stuff is funnier than mine. Why don’t people laugh at my jokes? We shall find out. I do agree that PowerPoint kills presentations, though. Welcome back!

  • 3HatsComm

    I wasn’t on vacation and still missed a few of these last week, so thanks for the update. In case you missed this, I liked this post and video on “Content is _____________”

  • ginidietrich

    @Sushi I think it has something to do with dancing bears?!

  • ginidietrich

    @rwohlner Great thought! 🙂

  • ginidietrich

    @dannybrown How are we friends?

  • ginidietrich

    @hackmanj You’re welcome…and I liked that compilation a lot!! I can’t wait to be the color commentary (i.e. making fun of @DannyBrown) next week!

  • ginidietrich

    @3HatsComm This is great! Thank you!!

  • @ginidietrich Dancing bears make everything better.

  • Great posts, the Buffett quotes were great and the articles with tips for bloggers taught me some things. Thanks!

  • ‘Set Up Your Blog Like A Newspaper’ was a great post. Newspaper sections = Blog categories…great insight.

  • ginidietrich

    @JonHearty I keep seeing your name pop up in the comments of blog posts here! Thank you!!

  • ginidietrich

    @Sushi I totally think you should live stream dancing monkeys. Then you’d be much more funny than Conan O’Brien!

  • @ginidietrich As soon as I find the monkeys, I’ll get on it.

  • I just joined @LiveFyre and found your blog through it. I’ve gone through your blog posts and links and am loving it, keep up the good work!

  • ginidietrich

    @JonHearty LOVE @LifeFyre! Welcome!!

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  • brocks

    Reading a blog is how I found out about my vacation rental agency at

  • jessywat

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    Thanks for the post and keep sharing your information.

  • Thanks! Some of those blogs gave me a couple of ideas.

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