Gini Dietrich

#FollowFriday: Your Choice

By: Gini Dietrich | November 12, 2010 | 
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About eight months ago, I stopped participating in #FollowFriday on Twitter in the traditional, “#FollowFriday @soandso @hypermonkey @yadayada” sense. I decided it was better if, instead, I recommended one blog for you to read and extolled the reasons I think it’s a great blog.

I love doing #FollowFriday this way…I hope you enjoy it, too, and I hope you have found some new material to peruse. I subscribe to, and read, more than 1,000 blogs so I can keep up this tradition for a very long time.

But today I thought I’d do it a little bit differently.

You tell me one blog to read and the reasons why in the comments below. Perhaps we’ll all get new reading material and I can up my subscription to 2,000 blogs. Holy crap. Never mind. That’s a lot. Maybe we go for 1,100 instead.

The only requirement? You can’t recommend your own blog. So have at it. Who do you #FollowFriday?

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,ย co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. She alsoย is the lead blogger atย Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro.

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sydcon_mktg
sydcon_mktg
5 years 6 months ago

Awe come on ….we can do our own, and claim to be the smartest person in the room? LOL! OK…now I have to sort thru my list and see who I think you aren’t already reading (slim choice I am sure).

JeffOgden
JeffOgden
5 years 6 months ago

He’s a good friend and award winning blogger. http://pauldunay.com/

I won’t recommend my own blog, but I do wish to recommend our Friday show. Laugh and Learn with the Fearless Competitor is lots of fun. http://www.fearlesscompetitor.net after 11am ET every Friday.

Jeff Ogden, the Fearless Competitor

makarlin
makarlin
5 years 6 months ago

I’d recommend Erika at http://www.redheadwriting.com/

I don’t remember how I found her, and normally I read her for offbeat and hilarious Social Media posts, but lately I’ve been following her more closely for her poignant posts about a profound loss. She’s pretty awesome.

FrankDickinson
FrankDickinson
5 years 6 months ago

My #FollowFroday is for Jackie Lee (@momtohanna) and her new amazing blog called One Life That Shines ->http://onlifethatshines.com

Enjoy and thanks for the opportunity to do this Gini. You’re alright, I don’t care what Danny Brown says about you ๐Ÿ™‚

JulieFrancella
JulieFrancella
5 years 6 months ago

Hi Frank, If I may recommend my own blog. It’s a blog where I share personal experiences about life with the poor in Mexico and how we each can do simple things to make the world a kinder, gentler place.
http://www.juliefrancella.com/blog
Thank you
Julie

GCSSCommunity
GCSSCommunity
5 years 6 months ago

Recommended by a friend of mine, The 4-Hour Workweek is a great blog by Tim Ferriss, author of a book by the same name (which, by the way, is a #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek bestseller. Though he blogs about a number of topics, one of them, of course, includes marketing; his common sense-filled, concise and witty entries keep me coming back for more (as I will always be a student in this field, even when making money at it). Please stop by!

GCSSCommunity
GCSSCommunity
5 years 6 months ago

Wait, I made a mistake on the Web address there (didn’t realize you couldn’t use HTML). http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog – try that.

JulieFrancella
JulieFrancella
5 years 6 months ago

OOPS Frank. I just noticed you say that you can’t recommend your own blog. So, I will also recommend http://playfulpancakes.blogspot.com/ – the blog of a 7-year-old girlรขย€ย™s work to raise money for children in Sudan.
Thanks again,
Julie Francella

HowieSPM
HowieSPM
5 years 6 months ago
OH MY! I have so many great blogs that I read. So I will give two because I never follow the rules! One I am sure you read because of who you are. The other you should read. The first is the Ad Contrarian by Bob Hoffman. The original Spin Sucks. When I found him I couldn’t believe others in the industry had the same views I held (and you do). His E Book which is free should be the number one read book in college for Marketers. Any professor who does not include this is failing his students and… Read more »
RickCaffeinated
RickCaffeinated
5 years 6 months ago

I’ve got two:
Brandbuilder Blog http://thebrandbuilder.wordpress.com/
Brass Tack Thinking http://www.brasstackthinking.com/

The rest of my feeds could disappear, and if these two were the only ones I’d still be ok. Just enough how-to to be practically helpful, but the depth and insight and fun would be worth way more than the price of admission.

DannyBrown
5 years 6 months ago

@FrankDickinson I was gonna recommend you, Dickinson, but now… ๐Ÿ˜‰

wabbitoid
5 years 6 months ago

Here’s one that is a bit off the beaten path: John Mauldin’s Thought from the Frontline (more of a newsletter than a blog, but he’s older):
http://www.frontlinethoughts.com/gateway.asp

If you want a new perspective on the economy, this what you should read.

Brigitte
Brigitte
5 years 6 months ago

Just one???

The Art of Non-Conformity: http://chrisguillebeau.com/3×5/

And a cheater second: White Hot Truth: http://whitehottruth.com/

Brigitte
Brigitte
5 years 6 months ago

Just one???

The Art of Non-Conformity: http://chrisguillebeau.com/3×5/

And a cheater second: White Hot Truth: http://whitehottruth.com/

Brigitte
Brigitte
5 years 6 months ago

Just one???

The Art of Non-Conformity: http://chrisguillebeau.com/3×5/

And a cheater second: White Hot Truth: http://whitehottruth.com/

jennalanger
5 years 6 months ago

@makarlin Thanks for sharing redheadwriting ‘s blog here. I just read the latest post and I’m hooked. She really understands community, and I have to support the redheads!

rachaelseda
5 years 6 months ago

I thought long and hard about this one…so to avoid recommending either a blog mentioned or one I already think you are subscribed to along with many others I am recommending a fellow gen-y blogger and a relatively new blog (but not a new blogger) by Meg Roberts ( http://megmroberts.tumblr.com/ ) I have really been enjoying her posts and love supporting young bloggers and new blogs.

Thanks to everyone else who posted great suggestions to add to my blogging repertoire!

erinlynn76
erinlynn76
5 years 6 months ago

I am in luuuuurrrrrve with Megan Matthieson’s “I Dance I Write” blog:

http://www.idanceiwrite.com/

she is a dancer (obvs) and does these awesome videos. plus she’s an incredible writer. it’s soooo not fair. Le Sigh.

DannyBrown
5 years 6 months ago

I don’t know if this counts, but I always get a chuckle out of Chuck Norris Facts:

http://www.chucknorrisfacts.com/

FragrantLiar
FragrantLiar
5 years 6 months ago

Murr Brewster of MurrMurrs at http://murrbrewster.blogspot.com/. Always interesting, always witty enough to make you laugh out loud, the best measure of any humor blog.

JoyFull_deb
JoyFull_deb
5 years 6 months ago

Okay….well, I love.love.love. John Haydon’s blog because it’s really relevant to the work that I do with non-profits and he’s just a Hooty Hoot and a great musician. His blog: http://www.johnhaydon.com And then, for something totally different, Ellen Brown. She is a Life Transition’s Coach. Amazing woman!! Her blog is “Stepping Stones” and can be found here: www: ellen-brown.com/blog
Thanks for the opportunity to promote 2 wonder-FULL folks.
#Geaux #Bears

JoyFull_deb
JoyFull_deb
5 years 6 months ago

oops….Ellen’s blog ~ www:ellen-brown.com/blog
thanks :=)

FrankDickinson
FrankDickinson
5 years 6 months ago

@dannybrown So instead you recommend a blog about a 70 something year old, infomercial ridin’, gun totin’, martial artist? WTF?

*toothygrin*

DannyBrown
5 years 6 months ago

@FrankDickinson Boo ya!

McGillicutty3
McGillicutty3
5 years 6 months ago

How in the world do you follow 1000 blogs!!!!! amazing!!!! well I love Ashley Sisk, I love her pictures and she shares so much helpful info I can’t live without her!!! http://ashleysisk.blogspot.com/ tell her I sent you!!!!

HowieSPM
HowieSPM
5 years 6 months ago

@dannybrown @FrankDickinson I have a client that sells BOO-Yahs!! Sadly only available in SoCal. 8)

JoyFull_deb
JoyFull_deb
5 years 6 months ago

@wabbitoid how old is old??? LoL :=)

Brigitte
Brigitte
5 years 6 months ago

Just one???

The Art of Non-Conformity: http://chrisguillebeau.com/3×5/

And a cheater second: White Hot Truth: http://whitehottruth.com/

RandomShelly
5 years 6 months ago

@erinlynn76 I agree – on all counts there! ๐Ÿ™‚

RandomShelly
5 years 6 months ago

@makarlin I love her blog!! a great recommend!

RandomShelly
5 years 6 months ago

Some of mine were already recommended (like Megan at idanceIwrite.com, and Frank DIckinson, and Danny Brown, Chris Brogan and John Haydon)

I always look forward to reading Allison’s blog at http://www.AllisonNazarian.com – sometimes I feel she pops those posts out of my head somehow… ๐Ÿ™‚

and very inspirational:
http://sallyg.me/
http://amyoscar.com
http://lisa-unmasked.com/
http://elizabethpottsweinstein.com/

and I always read you and watch your videos Gini…

so is there a way just to post my reader list in here – LOL

RandomShelly
5 years 6 months ago

@dannybrown That is HILARIOUS… ๐Ÿ™‚

HowieSPM
HowieSPM
5 years 6 months ago

I spoke with everyone who posted recommended reading for you. We are expecting a nicely crafted review in either E-Book or E-Zine format in our email in boxesof all the blogs when we get to work on Monday. I tried to negotiate Wed or Thurs but they all shot me down. I begged. I pleaded. I told them they were being selfish. My biggest glaring weakness is my negotiating skills obviously.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 6 months ago

@HowieSPM Can you try again? I think Monday will be dificult. How about by Tuesday? We could meet them in the middle.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 6 months ago

@RandomShelly Sigh…you don’t follow direction very well! But you get points for saying you read/watch me! Actually a couple of new ones here for me. Thank you!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 6 months ago

@Brigitte Cheater, cheater! ๐Ÿ™‚ Both great finds – thank you!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 6 months ago

@McGillicutty3 Well, I scan mostly the headlines and probably read about a fourth of them. The Reeder app on the iPad is super helpful in sorting through and reading a ton. And I will tell Ashley you sent me!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 6 months ago

@JoyFull_deb Yeah, that johnhaydon is pretty freaking awesome!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 6 months ago

@FragrantLiar I agree with you that anyone who can make you laugh out loud is gold!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 6 months ago

@RandomShelly @dannybrown DB, you should start a blog called chucknorrisvsjackbauer.

DannyBrown
5 years 6 months ago

@GiniDietrich @HowieSPM I can do Thursday.

Wait. I wasn’t invited?

DannyBrown
5 years 6 months ago

@GiniDietrich @RandomShelly Chuck Norris doesn’t do blogs – blogs write themselves about Chuck Norris.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 6 months ago

@erinlynn76 I don’t know – words like luuuuuurrrrrve make you a pretty funny author!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 6 months ago

@rachaelseda Meg Roberts Thanks, Rachael, for the awesome recommendation in Meg!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 6 months ago

@wabbitoid This is awesome! Thank you!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 6 months ago

@RickCaffeinated I don’t know Brandbuilder (thank you), but also love ambercadabra blog!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 6 months ago

@HowieSPM I am disappointed you didn’t recommend mashable.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 6 months ago

@JulieFrancella I LOVE this! Totally going to check out Playful Pancakes.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 6 months ago

@GCSSCommunity I also love Four Hours Workweek – that’s where I learned how to give up control of my email to the wonderful pattiknight !

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 6 months ago

@FrankDickinson Thank you for being so nice to me. @dannybrown is MEAN!

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