Gini Dietrich

#FollowFriday: A Roundup

By: Gini Dietrich | April 22, 2011 | 

It’s Good Friday and our offices are closed. I’m guessing most of you have the day off, as well.

So, rather than recommend a new blogger that you subscribe to and potentially miss because of the holiday, I’ve created a Google Reader subscription of the recommendations I’ve done since I began this program.

If you’re not a Reader person, I’ve listed all of the below so you can pick and choose which ones you would like to explore, subscribe to, and read.

The recommendations for the past year include:

  1. Sharon CainQuest PR Blog
  2. Scott HepburnMedia Emerging
  3. Jon BuscallJontus Media
  4. Mark SchaeferBusinesses {grow}
  5. Danny BrownThe Human Side of Media and the Social Side of Marketing
  6. Arik HansonCommunications Conversations
  7. Jay BaerConvince and Convert
  8. Rieva LesonskySmall Biz Daily
  9. Julie RoadsWriting Roads
  10. Nancy Lyons and Meghan WilkerGeek Girls Guide
  11. Anonymous, Convenience Store Dreamin’
  12. Jeannie Walters360 Connext
  13. Marijean JaggersChange the Conversation
  14. David SpinksThe Spinks Blog
  15. Frank DickinsonCreating Conversations In a World of Chatter
  16. Jeff LipschultzThe Bike Whisperer
  17. Angelica ColantuoniThe Chic Fit
  18. Randy Hall4th Gear
  19. Shelly KramerV3IM
  20. Doug DavidoffThe Fast Growth
  21. Becky JohnsI’m Working On It
  22. Tim JahnBeyond the Pedway
  23. Troy ClausMarketing and Branding the Right Way to Success
  24. Mitch JoelSix Pixels of Separation
  25. PR Breakfast Club
  26. Shonali BurkeWaxing Unlyrical
  27. Ingrid AbboudNitty Griddy
  28. David Siteman GarlandSmarter, Faster, Cheaper
  29. Valeria MaltoniConversation Agent
  30. Joey Strawn, Joey Strawn
  31. Nancy MyrlandMyrland Marketing Moments
  32. Julio VarelaFranky Benitez
  33. Abbie FinkHMA Time
  34. Patrick ReyesEdooce
  35. Elizabeth Sosnow, Bliss PR
  36. Beth HarteThe Harte of Marketing
  37. Liz StraussSuccessful and Online Bloggers
  38. Davina Brewer, 3 Hats Communications
  39. For Bloggers, By Bloggers
  40. Jayme Soulati, Soulati-tude
  41. Dino DoganDIY Blogger Net
  42. Shel HoltzA shel of my former self
  43. Lisa Drubec, The Friendly Blogger
  44. Marcus Sheridan, The Sales Lion
  45. Justin GoldsboroughJustin Case You Were Wondering
  46. Sean McGinnis, 312 Digital

There are a few blogs not included in this bundle, simply because they don’t have RSS feeds (cough, get one, cough!). But it will certainly give you a great starting point. All you have to do is click here and hit the big subscribe button.

Have a great holiday weekend!


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!

  • Dude, seriously, you rock

    • Gini Dietrich

      It was A LOT easier than I expected!

  • Happy Good Friday Gini. I hope you have a great Easter.

    • Gini Dietrich

      Happy Easter to you too, Fred!

  • Gini…awesome! Enjoy the day:)

    • Gini Dietrich

      You do the same!!

  • tonya

    Wow I have a lot of reading to do.

    • Gini Dietrich

      Hopefully I made it easy for you. You can subscribe to the bundle and then scroll through pretty easily.

  • Thanks, quite the compliment to be on this list. Will have to check out the anon Convenience Store Dreamin’ and a revisit a few a little more often. Enjoy the weekend Gini.

    • Gini Dietrich

      You do the same! xoxo

  • Thanks, Gini! I’m honored to be included with some awesome people! Have a great weekend and Easter!

    • Gini Dietrich

      Happy Easter to you, PR!

  • Gini, I’m looking forward to perusing this list. I have already found lots of great folks to connect with thanks to you — thanks!

    • Gini Dietrich

      And you thought the fire hose was bad before now.

  • That list has some of my favorite people. But no Charlie Sheen? I thought he was winning?

    • Um, Howie? Remember he’s not to be named on this blog?

    • DannyBrown

      Charlie Sheen, Charlie Sheen, Charlie Sheen, Charlie Sheen, Charlie Sheen.

  • Belong to Spin Sucks and they’ll do all the work for you! Thanks Gini, guess you’re not a DORK.

    • Yeah! You wait til Pro launches. You’ll never have to lift a finger again.

  • What a cool and convenient idea…one click of a button and voila…great reading…thank you. And have a wonderful weekend!!! xo

  • Mark Coker

    Great list, great suggestion and a great time saver. Thanks Gini!!

  • YOU I LOVE!! 1st: You are wonderful for closing on Good Friday! 2nd: Have a wonderful Easter! 3rd: Love you to pieces for including me among all of these greats! 4th: Please give JB an extra pastel ice cube for Easter…just from me. 🙂

    • You know, I saved his birthday cupcake because he got into the fridge last week. I think I’ll give it to him tomorrow and tell him it’s from you!

      Happy Easter! xoxo

  • Never thought of doing recommendations as a block of RSS feeds. Fantastic idea that I will be using in future.

    Many Thanks & Happy Easter

    • If you’re an avid Reader user, it’s pretty easy to figure out, but if you need help, just holler!

  • Sal

    I think my Reader just doubled in size…this is AWESOME Gini! I have been looking for a resource like this. One click – everything should be that easy.

    One question, when you update your end, will it update ours as well?

    Also, do you have a list like this of podcasts? I would love to see (err…hear) who you listen to – if any

    • You know, I don’t have an answer for you right now. I’ll dig into it and find out. I hope it does update for everyone who subscribes. If not I’ll do a recap every 10 weeks or so. I’ll let you know!

      As for podcasts, I really only listen to Shel Holtz, Rachael Seda, Mitch Joel, and Inside PR (because I have to). But I like the idea of doing a subscription list like this. I’ll play with iTunes and see what I can come up with.

      • Sal

        Thanks for the podcast recommendations. I didn’t know Mitch had the SPOS as a podcast. I couldn’t find anything from Rachael Seda…I’ll have to google the podcast. Also, I’ve been listening to Inside PR for a while now and have been wondering if and when Spin Sucks will get a podcast (I take a glance about once a month or so).

        Hope you had a Happy Easter!

        • Gini Dietrich

          Oh…no pressure, huh?!?

  • Wow, what an impressive list. Looks like I have a lot of reading to catch up on. Thanks, Gini. Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Hopefully this makes it easy for you to scan and absorb quickly!

  • Thanks Gini! Quite a list you have here. 🙂

    • Gini Dietrich

      Soon I’ll have you guys in a bundle with my entire Reader and then I’ll have to go exploring again.

  • Hi Gini,
    Always looking for new interesting blogs so this is a time saver. I’m always amazed whenever I read a good blog by an experienced blogger that doesn’t have a RSS feed or the option to receive the blog by email.

    • Gini Dietrich

      It’s kind of scary, isn’t it? Beth Harte did a great blog post a few weeks ago about the things bloggers miss, including subscriptions and social sharing. Boo hiss!

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