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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, a Chicago-based integrated marketing communications firm. She is the lead blogger here at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro. She is the co-author of Marketing in the Round and co-host of Inside PR. Her second book, Spin Sucks, is available now.

78 comments
rustyspeidel
rustyspeidel

Another truly powerful blog: www.postsecret.com. Just read it, no explanation or justification will be necessary.

rustyspeidel
rustyspeidel

Umair Haque from HBR. http://www.bubblegeneration.com or http://blogs.hbr.org/haque/.

I like him because has recognized what so many others probably have deep down but don't want to admit--the 20th-century ways of doing business are DOA. If you're no creating REAL value, making lives better, building products that improve the world, or communicate transparently, you're toast. If you rely on traditional marketing jargon, deceptive practices, buck-passing, or head-in-the-sanding, your toast. Umair advocates being as disruptive as possible, internally and externally. I like that.

lgdrew
lgdrew

Netvibes has been the most efficient way for me to keep track of all the blogs I enjoy but there is an exception. I find myself continually leaving the land of RSS for Mitch Joel's Six Pixels of Separation. There are so many wonderful and thought-provoking ideas there. I'd love to extend the #FF to his podcast. So many wonderful conversations and ideas going on there.

Happy Friday : )

Ricardo Bueno
Ricardo Bueno

I stopped participating in #followfriday a long time ago as well. I've seen some people do a version of it via their blogs to offer more detailed recommendations of who to follow. But hi-lighting a new blog to read every week... Now that sounds like a pretty darn neat idea. I subscribe to way to many as it is, but it's all good. I always dig new things to read :-)

Howie Goldfarb
Howie Goldfarb

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.

RandomShelly
RandomShelly

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... :)

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

McGillicutty3
McGillicutty3

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!!!!

JoyFull_deb
JoyFull_deb

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: 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

erinlynn76
erinlynn76

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.

rachaelseda
rachaelseda

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 @megmroberts ( 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!

wabbitoid
wabbitoid

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.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

@Ricardo Bueno I really love highlighting blogs this way. It gives all of us new stuff to read, plus it allows us to talk about how much expertise and knowledge there is on the interwebs. Glad you agree!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

@Ricardo Bueno I really love highlighting blogs this way. It gives all of us new stuff to read, plus it allows us to talk about how much expertise and knowledge there is on the interwebs. Glad you agree!

Howie Goldfarb
Howie Goldfarb

@Danny Brown @ginidietrich Thats my problem. I am like Custer I charge before the back up help arrives. We all know what happened to Custer. Custer could of used an Ex-American Gladiator for sure.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

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

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

@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 moderator

@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!

JoyFull_deb
JoyFull_deb

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

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