Gini Dietrich

Three Blogs You Must Read

By: Gini Dietrich | August 9, 2011 | 
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A couple of weeks ago, solopreneur and PR pro extraordinaire, Kellye Crane, wrote a blog post title, “Three People You Must Read.”

She recommended Valeria Maltoni, David Meerman Scott, and Jeremiah Owyang.

I concur!

Then Justin Goldsborough followed suit and recommended three of his own.

While Ingrid Abboud aka Griddy aka Brigitte was vacationing in Greece (and kept texting me photos as if I wouldn’t be insanely jealous) she asked me to write a guest post. This is the post I wrote. So if you read it there, there isn’t anything new to see here…except the comments. And, let’s be real, those are always way more entertaining than the actual post anyway.

Three Blogs You Must Read

I’m going to take a different path and leave the PR/communication world for my recommendations. Instead, I’m going to look at really thoughtful leaders that have business, entrepreneurial, or leadership blogs.

1. Jeff Jarvis

The first is Jeff Jarvis who I, admittedly, have a brain crush on.

The crush started when I read “What Would Google Do.” It’s only increased since reading his blog consistently. But I’m finally willing to admit it publicly after he went off on Washington about the debt ceiling. I won’t repeat the vulgarity here, but it’s worth a trip to his blog to see it.

His blog, Buzz Machine, is a not-to-be-missed daily read. And, if you haven’t read “What Would Google Do,” do it now. Reading him makes me think about running my own businesses differently. Away from the echo chamber.

2. Harvard Business Review

Coming into the second spot is Harvard Business Review. It doesn’t matter what you do for a living, HBR has something for you.

In just the two past days, they covered everything from the U.S. economy and targeting female customers to managing cash flow and community service inside your company.

My favorite bloggers for them are Alexandra Samuel and Umair Haque.

3. Jay Rosen

The third is Jay Rosen’s Pressthink.

Jay is a press critic, an observer of journalism’s habits. He also is a journalism professor at NYU, where he directs Studio20, a master’s level program that looks at journalism in the digital age.

To say he’s smart is putting it lightly. Even if you’re not into journalism or writing, his thinking explores what’s happening to our world because of technology. It’s smart, it’s savvy, and it’s pretty unconventional.

And there you have it. What are the three blogs you think everyone should read?

Before you go to the comments, don’t forget about this Thursday’s webinar with Christina Pappas and me. We’re going to talk about using webinars to generate leads. Join us on August 11 at 11:00 a.m. CT. This webinar is $50 and you can buy it by clicking here.

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.

  • martinwaxman

    I’d add @jaybaer to the list… RT @SpinSucks New post: Three Blogs You Must Read http://t.co/LnW9yD0

  • too many to list…but, I could give you three blogs you should STOP reading…

  • too many to list…but, I could give you three blogs you should STOP reading…

  • No list of marketing/leadership.business blogs would be complete, in my opinion, without a nod to Seth Godin http://sethgodin.typepad.com/

  • No list of marketing/leadership.business blogs would be complete, in my opinion, without a nod to Seth Godin http://sethgodin.typepad.com/

  • ginidietrich

    @KenMueller Like Fuller Socialites?

  • ginidietrich

    @KenMueller Like Fuller Socialites?

  • ginidietrich

    @KEXINO Really? I have a ton of respect for Seth and I love his books. But I get NO value from his blog. I try. Really hard. But usually nothing.

  • ginidietrich

    @KEXINO Really? I have a ton of respect for Seth and I love his books. But I get NO value from his blog. I try. Really hard. But usually nothing.

  • @ginidietrich That surprises me. For me, Seth seems to knock the ball our of the park pretty much every day.

  • adamtoporek

    Hey Dietrich, if you’re going to get stuck in the echo chamber, you’re not supposed to echo yourself. 🙂 Kidding aside, I enjoyed this post the first time. Good choices.

  • @ginidietrich That surprises me. For me, Seth seems to knock the ball out of the park pretty much every day.

  • ginidietrich

    @KEXINO Interesting. Maybe I’ll give him a shot again. I just unsubscribed about a month ago.

  • ginidietrich

    @adamtoporek Oh. Is that how that works?!

  • adamtoporek

    @ginidietrich Hah! I generally rely on you to tell me how everything works. If you’re asking, we’re all in trouble. 🙂

  • ElissaFreeman

    Ooooh…I do love a good brain crush…over to Jeff Jarvis I go…
    Actually…now there’s a good blog idea: Gini’s Top Ten Brain Crushes…get on that will ya? I’ll submit a few…heehee…

  • ElissaFreeman

    Ooooh…I do love a good brain crush…over to Jeff Jarvis I go…
    Actually…now there’s a good blog idea: Gini’s Top Ten Brain Crushes…get on that will ya? I’ll submit a few…heehee…

  • ElissaFreeman

    @ginidietrich Oh man…have people NOT been reading your blog lately…LOL x 10!

  • tanyaott1

    @SarahRobinson @ginidietrich @spinsucks All three great suggestions! I saw @JeffJarvis at @PRNDI conference in ’08 and blew me away!

  • ginidietrich

    @ElissaFreeman We could do your brain crushes and my brain crushes and have a nice little post!

  • ginidietrich

    @ElissaFreeman We could do your brain crushes and my brain crushes and have a nice little post!

  • ginidietrich

    @ElissaFreeman We could do your brain crushes and my brain crushes and have a nice little post!

  • @ginidietrich well why bother reading them when you can read the same stuff at my blog! I’ll be posting about that whole episode tomorrow.

  • @ginidietrich well why bother reading them when you can read the same stuff at my blog! I’ll be posting about that whole episode tomorrow.

  • @ginidietrich well why bother reading them when you can read the same stuff at my blog! I’ll be posting about that whole episode tomorrow.

  • ginidietrich

    @adamtoporek LOL! I was being lazy today and couldn’t think of anything new to write. Good thing I have a plethora of guest posts to steal from!

  • ginidietrich

    @adamtoporek LOL! I was being lazy today and couldn’t think of anything new to write. Good thing I have a plethora of guest posts to steal from!

  • ginidietrich

    @adamtoporek LOL! I was being lazy today and couldn’t think of anything new to write. Good thing I have a plethora of guest posts to steal from!

  • @ginidietrich@ElissaFreeman it’s not the brain crushes we’re interested in, it’s the REAL crushes…

  • @ginidietrich@ElissaFreeman it’s not the brain crushes we’re interested in, it’s the REAL crushes…

  • @ginidietrich@ElissaFreeman it’s not the brain crushes we’re interested in, it’s the REAL crushes…

  • ginidietrich

    @KenMueller Good point. LOL! I can’t wait to read it!

  • ginidietrich

    @KenMueller Good point. LOL! I can’t wait to read it!

  • ginidietrich

    @KenMueller Good point. LOL! I can’t wait to read it!

  • ginidietrich

    @ElissaFreeman Elissa, I think @KenMueller wants us to say we have a crush on him.

  • @ginidietrich however i don’t name names, etc. I don’t want to drive any traffic their way, even if it’s of the “oooh, look at the train wreck” type of traffice

  • @ginidietrich@ElissaFreeman That’s a given. I want to hear about the others.

  • I love reading Mitch Joel, Christopher S. Penn and Mark Schaefer. Those are the blogs I read daily along with many others. I read this one, I read Danny Brown. I read Margie Clayman. I like reading blogs of those who are smarter than me, hoping their intellect will rub off via osmosis.

  • I love reading Mitch Joel, Christopher S. Penn and Mark Schaefer. Those are the blogs I read daily along with many others. I read this one, I read Danny Brown. I read Margie Clayman. I like reading blogs of those who are smarter than me, hoping their intellect will rub off via osmosis.

  • ElissaFreeman

    @KenMueller @ginidietrich Hey we don’t give out our crushes easily Ken…you gotta work for it baby…

  • ElissaFreeman

    @KenMueller @ginidietrich Hey we don’t give out our crushes easily Ken…you gotta work for it baby…

  • ginidietrich

    @NancyD68 I always forget about Chris Penn, but you’re right – he is so freaking smart!

  • ginidietrich

    @NancyD68 I always forget about Chris Penn, but you’re right – he is so freaking smart!

  • ginidietrich

    @NancyD68 I always forget about Chris Penn, but you’re right – he is so freaking smart!

  • @ElissaFreeman@ginidietrich wow. not sure how to respond to that. But I think I’m in love

  • @ElissaFreeman@ginidietrich wow. not sure how to respond to that. But I think I’m in love

  • @ElissaFreeman@ginidietrich wow. not sure how to respond to that. But I think I’m in love

  • ElissaFreeman

    @NancyD68 Yes…my fellow Canadian Mitch Joel…have also heard him speak…very bright, prolific guy…and then there’s that bald head…a definite brain crush…

  • ElissaFreeman

    @NancyD68 Yes…my fellow Canadian Mitch Joel…have also heard him speak…very bright, prolific guy…and then there’s that bald head…a definite brain crush…

  • ElissaFreeman

    @NancyD68 Yes…my fellow Canadian Mitch Joel…have also heard him speak…very bright, prolific guy…and then there’s that bald head…a definite brain crush…

  • ginidietrich

    @tanyaott1 Now I’m jealous. I have a serious crush on him.

  • ginidietrich

    @tanyaott1 Now I’m jealous. I have a serious crush on him.

  • ginidietrich

    @tanyaott1 Now I’m jealous. I have a serious crush on him.

  • ginidietrich

    @ElissaFreeman@NancyD68 Something about the bald heads…

  • ginidietrich

    @ElissaFreeman@NancyD68 Something about the bald heads…

  • ginidietrich

    @ElissaFreeman@NancyD68 Something about the bald heads…

  • @ginidietrich He can discuss anything too. his posts about the debt ceiling really made so much sense. He has a way of breaking things down that i love.

  • @ElissaFreeman His podcasts are great! Do you listen to them? His blog is great, but jeez his podcasts are something else.

  • @ElissaFreeman His podcasts are great! Do you listen to them? His blog is great, but jeez his podcasts are something else.

  • @ginidietrich@ElissaFreeman they have so much brains their hair stopped growing!

  • ElissaFreeman

    @NancyD68 @ginidietrich of course…! While staring at his bald head…

  • ElissaFreeman

    @ginidietrich I’m in! Working title: Gini & Elissa’s Top 10 Brain Crushes…

  • tanyaott1

    @ginidietrich You’re not alone! He was pretty fabulous. Really shook things up! (one of the liveliest – no, THE liveliest – PRNDI’s ever)

  • PenPointer

    Of all the nuanced thinkers at HBR, you give a shout-out to the smug, bombastic Umair Haque?? At least he’s just a favorite, and not a brain crush.

  • PenPointer

    Of all the nuanced thinkers at HBR, you give a shout-out to the smug, bombastic Umair Haque?? At least he’s just a favorite, and not a brain crush.

  • PenPointer

    Of all the nuanced thinkers at HBR, you give a shout-out to the smug, bombastic Umair Haque?? At least he’s just a favorite, and not a brain crush.

  • PenPointer

    Of all the nuanced thinkers at HBR, you give a shout-out to the smug, bombastic Umair Haque?? At least he’s just a favorite, and not a brain crush.

  • Tribe2point0

    @ginidietrich Brain crush – I love this! I have been following umairh – he has a brilliant mind and never fails to completely express a thought in 140 characters + the the blog.

    Obviously I think that Spin Sucks ROCKS! I would add Mitch Joel, Seth Godin, Sam Fiorella, margieclayman, markivey , 12most

  • Tribe2point0

    @ginidietrich Brain crush – I love this! I have been following umairh – he has a brilliant mind and never fails to completely express a thought in 140 characters + the the blog.

    Obviously I think that Spin Sucks ROCKS! I would add Mitch Joel, Seth Godin, Sam Fiorella, margieclayman, markivey , 12most

  • Tribe2point0

    @ginidietrich Brain crush – I love this! I have been following umairh – he has a brilliant mind and never fails to completely express a thought in 140 characters + the the blog.

    Obviously I think that Spin Sucks ROCKS! I would add Mitch Joel, Seth Godin, Sam Fiorella, margieclayman, markivey , 12most

  • Tribe2point0

    @ginidietrich Brain crush – I love this! I have been following umairh – he has a brilliant mind and never fails to completely express a thought in 140 characters + the the blog.

    Obviously I think that Spin Sucks ROCKS! I would add Mitch Joel, Seth Godin, Sam Fiorella, margieclayman, markivey , 12most

  • ginidietrich

    @Tribe2point0 LOL! Thank you! I also read everyone you’ve listed. But 12most ? Really?

  • ginidietrich

    @Tribe2point0 LOL! Thank you! I also read everyone you’ve listed. But 12most ? Really?

  • ginidietrich

    @PenPointer Oh he’s totally smug. But that’s why I like him.

  • ginidietrich

    @PenPointer Oh he’s totally smug. But that’s why I like him.

  • ginidietrich

    @ElissaFreeman Love it! We could do it as part of Gin and Topics.

  • ginidietrich

    @ElissaFreeman Love it! We could do it as part of Gin and Topics.

  • @ginidietrich@Tribe2point012most I think I have a new favorite…. 😉

  • ginidietrich

    @Sean McGinnis Who? ME?!?!

  • ginidietrich

    @TheSchoenberger I am! You doing well?

  • PenPointer

    @ginidietrich Hehe … Keith Olbermann and Michelle Bachmann come highly recommended.

  • TheSchoenberger

    @ginidietrich Absolutely (and luckily). Just here reading @SpinSucks 😉

  • @ElissaFreeman@ginidietrich every time I see a bald head,. I have the urge to rub it like its going to bring me good luck. 🙂

  • ginidietrich

    @tanyaott1 Sigh…now I’m super envious.

  • ginidietrich

    @TheSchoenberger And I love you for that. But isn’t it super early?

  • TheSchoenberger

    @ginidietrich A marketing enthusiast never sleeps lol… you of all people should know that. 🙂

  • @ginidietrich @Sean McGinnis Ummm no

  • margieclayman

    @NancyD68@ginidietrich@ElissaFreeman are we saying amount of hair is proportionate to brain power? Cuz if so, you just called me wicked stupid 😀

  • margieclayman

    wow, way to make my day! 🙂 thank you! @Tribe2point0 @ginidietrich umairh markivey 12most

  • ginidietrich

    @NancyD68@ElissaFreeman Have you seen my photo of doing exactly THAT to @Sean McGinnis ?? It was my Facebook profile picture for a while.

  • ginidietrich

    @NancyD68@ElissaFreeman Have you seen my photo of doing exactly THAT to @Sean McGinnis ?? It was my Facebook profile picture for a while.

  • ginidietrich

    @NancyD68@ElissaFreeman Have you seen my photo of doing exactly THAT to @Sean McGinnis ?? It was my Facebook profile picture for a while.

  • ginidietrich

    @Sean McGinnis Oh come on! We all know it’s me. You can stop being coy.

  • ginidietrich

    @TheSchoenberger Ha! Good point.

  • ginidietrich

    @TheSchoenberger Ha! Good point.

  • ginidietrich

    @TheSchoenberger Ha! Good point.

  • HowieSPM

    I won’t read HBR. I don’t feel they know business or have game. Don’t care how high the B-School is ranked or how hard it is to get in. Remember most of those B-Schools invested in bundled Sub-Prime Mortgages and told you to buy pets.com. Juts saying. BUT they are not Mashable ok. I just have a different perspective on most of the stuff I have read there and after enough posts have given up,

    One thing I get really amazed at is when A List Bloggers like @ginidietrich and @Griddy give lists of other bloggers knowing that since we all have a finite amount of time (well non-Aliens can not bend time yet) that leaves open the potential for someone loving another blog and having less time for the A Lister Blog. Which just shows the confidence these two A Listers have in their product! Most wouldn’t dare.

    Everything I read so far from Jeff has been great. And I promised @Griddy I would check out Jay.

  • HowieSPM

    I won’t read HBR. I don’t feel they know business or have game. Don’t care how high the B-School is ranked or how hard it is to get in. Remember most of those B-Schools invested in bundled Sub-Prime Mortgages and told you to buy pets.com. Juts saying. BUT they are not Mashable ok. I just have a different perspective on most of the stuff I have read there and after enough posts have given up,

    One thing I get really amazed at is when A List Bloggers like @ginidietrich and @Griddy give lists of other bloggers knowing that since we all have a finite amount of time (well non-Aliens can not bend time yet) that leaves open the potential for someone loving another blog and having less time for the A Lister Blog. Which just shows the confidence these two A Listers have in their product! Most wouldn’t dare.

    Everything I read so far from Jeff has been great. And I promised @Griddy I would check out Jay.

  • I think everyone should read my blog.

    And Hyperbole and a Half. That is the funniest blog on the internet.

  • Tribe2point0

    @ginidietrich12most is pulling an awesome collection of bloggers together into once place and I enjoy the variety. I want to see a Gini 12 Most…maybe?

  • ElissaFreeman

    @margieclayman @NancyD68 @ginidietrich take a look at my pic…I’m positively brain dead then..

  • ElissaFreeman

    @margieclayman @NancyD68 @ginidietrich take a look at my pic…I’m positively brain dead then..

  • ElissaFreeman

    @margieclayman @NancyD68 @ginidietrich take a look at my pic…I’m positively brain dead then..

  • ElissaFreeman

    @ginidietrich Love it! Let me know when…could be very funny…and enlightening…

  • Shelley Pringle

    Well, I was going to suggest JayDolan but I see he’s suggested himself (smart a**!). I like Louise Armstrong’s A Call for Class because I share her pet peeve about bad manners. I also like Big Think and the Borowitz Report. Completely agree about Mitch Joel and Seth, by the way. I can always get something out of Mitch’s blog and podcast, whether it’s strategy, trends or just a simple suggestion like how to organize your email.

  • @Shelley Pringle I only suggested myself because I’m an egomaniac.

  • I think everyone should read my blog because it’s the funniest blog ever.

    But if I were to choose three blogs everyone should read, I’d say Hyperbole and a Half. That is the funniest blog on the internet. Followed by the Oatmeal’s blog, which is also the funniest blog on the internet. Finally, I’d say Dooce, which is, coincidentally, funniest blog ever.

  • ginidietrich

    @Tribe2point0 Shhhh! They’ve been asking me since they launched in June. I have yet to write something for them.

  • ginidietrich

    @PenPointer Oh Michelle Bachmann is in a league of her own!

  • ginidietrich

    @JayDolan How can four blogs be the funniest ever? I think you have to prioritize them. I’ll start: 1) Anti Social Media, 2) (your turn)

  • ginidietrich

    @Shelley Pringle Oh Louise is a great one! Off to subscribe to Big Think and Borowitz Report. Thank you!

  • ginidietrich

    @Shelley Pringle Oh Louise is a great one! Off to subscribe to Big Think and Borowitz Report. Thank you!

  • ginidietrich

    @HowieSPM Why didn’t you promise ME you would check out Jay?? Hrumph.

  • ginidietrich

    @HowieSPM Why didn’t you promise ME you would check out Jay?? Hrumph.

  • @ginidietrich@Tribe2point0 Busted! Which is why you are no longer my favorite! I think my new favorite is that dannybrown character. He keeps his promises. 😉 http://12most.com/author/danny-brown/

  • @ginidietrich@NancyD68@ElissaFreeman I have that pic as my screensaver….

  • @ginidietrich@NancyD68@ElissaFreeman I have that pic as my screensaver….

  • @ginidietrich@NancyD68@ElissaFreeman I have that pic as my screensaver….

  • @ginidietrich@ElissaFreeman That would make a great 12 Most post… oh, wait.

  • @ginidietrich@ElissaFreeman That would make a great 12 Most post… oh, wait.

  • @ginidietrich@ElissaFreeman That would make a great 12 Most post… oh, wait.

  • @ElissaFreeman@KenMueller@ginidietrich Does just being bald count?

  • @ElissaFreeman@margieclayman@ginidietrich agreed. Me too. I have a ton of hair. 🙂 when I get a haircut, my blog posts suffer.

  • danielnewmanUV

    @ginidietrich@Tribe2point012most ouch – bracing hurt feelings

  • danielnewmanUV

    @ginidietrich@Tribe2point012most ouch – bracing hurt feelings

  • danielnewmanUV

    @Sean McGinnis@ginidietrich@Tribe2point0dannybrown well – Sean is it because Danny was so kind as to write an awesome piece for us? Don’t hold it against Gini that she is busy taking over the world???? Have we really been asking Gini to write for us by the way? No one checked with me HAHAHAHAHA – now, is this where a Gini chat starts?

  • danielnewmanUV

    @Sean McGinnis@ginidietrich@Tribe2point0dannybrown well – Sean is it because Danny was so kind as to write an awesome piece for us? Don’t hold it against Gini that she is busy taking over the world???? Have we really been asking Gini to write for us by the way? No one checked with me HAHAHAHAHA – now, is this where a Gini chat starts?

  • @ginidietrich@HowieSPM its obvious he doesn’t love you. Read my relationship advice posts from the past two days, and the truth will become clear.

  • @ginidietrich@Sean McGinnis He has a new favorite. Me. He is just realizing how funny and talented I really am. Sorry Gini.

  • @ginidietrich@ElissaFreeman@Sean McGinnis Is it on Facebook? I want to see it.

  • @ginidietrich It ruins all the fun when I have to prioritize entertainment!

    If I had to choose though, I’d go with Hyperbole and Half, Oatmeal, and then Dooce. I’d be a distant fourth.

  • ginidietrich
  • @JayDolan@ginidietrich I’d add Spin Sucks – some of the stuff on here makes me spit cornballs, and I don’t even eat corn. Or balls.

  • @danielnewmanUV@Sean McGinnis@ginidietrich@Tribe2point0 I own Gini’s ass. That is all.

  • @Sean McGinnis@ElissaFreeman@ginidietrich I refuse to shave my head.

  • @Sean McGinnis@ginidietrich@ElissaFreeman This is where I step in and divulge my love of all things Canadian…

  • @DannyBrown How the hell do you not eat corn when High Fructose Corn Syrup is basically in everything?

    As for balls, I’m not going to touch that one. Yet.

  • jeanniecw

    @DannyBrown Your reply made me snort giggle a bit while sipping coffee. Does that count? @ginidietrich

  • @JayDolan@DannyBrown ummmmm

  • ginidietrich

    @DannyBrown I have NO idea what to say to that.

  • @NancyD68@ginidietrich@HowieSPM Nobody loves her anymore. We’ve all moved on….

  • @NancyD68@ginidietrich@HowieSPM Nobody loves her anymore. We’ve all moved on….

  • @NancyD68@ginidietrich@HowieSPM Nobody loves her anymore. We’ve all moved on….

  • @NancyD68@ginidietrich Yep! You’re definitely my favorite Nancy!

  • @DannyBrown@danielnewmanUV@ginidietrich@Tribe2point0 That’s sexual harassment. I’m telling mom!

  • @ginidietrich@Tribe2point012most And by the way, what kind of half-assed list post is this anyway? Everyone knows list posts are supposed to contain 12 things in them! 3? Really? The hell?

    http://12most.com/2011/06/06/12-prolific-bloggers/

  • @jeanniecw@DannyBrown@ginidietrich I made Gini spit Diet Coke at her wall once. That was awesome!

  • KellyeCrane

    Any day @ginidietrich calls you an extraordinaire at anything is a good day! 🙂 Thanks for the shout, and for sharing your recommendations. I’m enjoying reading the comments and learning about a few new blogs to checkout. Thank you SpinSucks smarties!

  • vitalyvt

    Cool, will have to check them out, thank you for sharing.

  • ginidietrich

    @vitalyvt You’re welcome! Thanks for stopping by.

  • ginidietrich

    @vitalyvt You’re welcome! Thanks for stopping by.

  • ginidietrich

    @vitalyvt You’re welcome! Thanks for stopping by.

  • ginidietrich

    @KellyeCrane Smarties. Or crazies?

  • ginidietrich

    @KellyeCrane Smarties. Or crazies?

  • ginidietrich

    @KellyeCrane Smarties. Or crazies?

  • ginidietrich

    @Sean McGinnis@NancyD68@HowieSPM And yet you still come around.

  • ginidietrich

    @Sean McGinnis@NancyD68@HowieSPM And yet you still come around.

  • ginidietrich

    @DannyBrown@danielnewmanUV@Sean McGinnis And it’s such a nice ass.

  • ginidietrich

    @DannyBrown@danielnewmanUV@Sean McGinnis And it’s such a nice ass.

  • @JayDolan Haven’t you heard? I only eat raw haggis.

  • @jeanniecw@ginidietrich I think snortling counts double. 🙂

  • @ginidietrich You don’t eat corn either?

  • 100 comments, 100 votes for Spin Sucks. If not there yet, don’t worry you’re in Chicago. Seriously though, I won’t list three, I’m still too all over the place. Spin Sucks has been a wonderful gateway for me. I learn about other blogs that cover topics of interest, get tips on what’s new in Social Media and a glimpse into the mind of an entrepreneur and biz. owner. Thanks, much.

  • @ginidietrich@Sean McGinnis@HowieSPM We heard there was free cake here.

  • @ginidietrich@Sean McGinnis@HowieSPM We heard there was free cake here.

  • @ginidietrich@DannyBrown@danielnewmanUV@Sean McGinnis hahahahahaha. Nice!

  • @ginidietrich@DannyBrown@danielnewmanUV@Sean McGinnis hahahahahaha. Nice!

  • ginidietrich

    @barryrsilver Do you subscribe to any blogs that you read regularly?

  • HowieSPM

    @NancyD68@ginidietrich@Sean McGinnis Gini the problem is @Griddy said if I promise you as well as her that makes me a Bigampromiser which is illegal in NY but legal in parts of Algeria and Sweden.

    Can I promise you something else. Like red velvet cupcakes or something like that?

  • HowieSPM

    @NancyD68@ginidietrich@Sean McGinnis Gini the problem is @Griddy said if I promise you as well as her that makes me a Bigampromiser which is illegal in NY but legal in parts of Algeria and Sweden.

    Can I promise you something else. Like red velvet cupcakes or something like that?

  • @DannyBrown That explains everything.

  • ginidietrich

    @HowieSPM OK! I’ll definitely take red velvet cupcakes!

  • @DannyBrown What about Corndogs- such a tasty treat from my childhood. 😉

  • ParkRidgeDDS

    Of course my absolute FAVORITE blog is Spin Sucks ( hoping this gets me a glass of wine?) But, here are three other blogs I read regularly that never fail me…. Social Media Marketing & Musings by @margieclayman ( http://MargieClayman ) Thoughts From an 8PM Warrior by biebert ( http://8PMWarrior.com ) and She’s Next~Short Inspirational Videos for the 21st Century Woman by hanakamm (http://ShesNext.com )

  • ElissaFreeman

    @NancyD68 @margieclayman @ginidietrich And speaking of curly hair…the NY Times just declared its POWER! Once again Gini is so timely…@nytimes Styles In Defense of Curly Hair http://t.co/4eqtRBB

  • ElissaFreeman

    @NancyD68 @margieclayman @ginidietrich And speaking of curly hair…the NY Times just declared its POWER! Once again Gini is so timely…@nytimes Styles In Defense of Curly Hair http://t.co/4eqtRBB

  • @TheJackB Bleuch 🙂

  • @TheJackB Bleuch 🙂

  • @ginidietrich Ummm…. 🙂

  • ElissaFreeman

    @KenMueller @Sean McGinnis @ginidietrich oh please! Do you think by flattering Canadians you can make the list?? Actually, yes…we love hearing that we’re fabulous…

  • ElissaFreeman

    @KenMueller @Sean McGinnis @ginidietrich oh please! Do you think by flattering Canadians you can make the list?? Actually, yes…we love hearing that we’re fabulous…

  • Loved WWGD -so I should be reading him!

  • @ElissaFreeman@sean@ginidietrich you, Elissa, are fabulous. more importantly, you’re Canadian.

  • @Sean McGinnis@ginidietrich@Tribe2point012most Yeah, but Gini needs content. She’ll do four posts of 3 each, and that will be her 12. Someone must have talked her out of 12 posts of one each…

  • I heart HBR. Adore. And I still read Jeff from time to time. But Pressthink is a new one on me. Thanks for the suggestions.

  • @DannyBrown@JayDolan That’s manly and that’s all I will say about that…….I’ve had it cooked and that was interesting enough…………:)

  • I’d be completely and totally sunk without my daily dose of Harvard Business Review. True story.

  • @KenMueller@ginidietrich@Tribe2point012most LMAO!

  • @margieclayman@Tribe2point0@ginidietrichumairhmarkivey Margie – somehow your sincerity got lost in all the funny business. Isn’t that strange?

  • DJ_Music

    Three non-PR and non-marketing blogs you should read http://t.co/c4Ks37j rt @ginidietrich @AskAaronLee

  • @ginidietrich@NancyD68@ElissaFreeman Best. Pic. Ever.

  • ginidietrich

    @AskAaronLee Aaron.

  • ginidietrich

    @TheJackB@DannyBrown The only thing I miss about not eating meat is corn dogs.

  • ginidietrich

    @ParkRidgeDDS Weird – I have biebert open right this second. Great minds. And wine you shall have. AND. CONGRATULATIONS!

  • ginidietrich

    @faybiz I loved it too! Totally changed my thinking around how I run Arment Dietrich.

  • ginidietrich

    @Tinu So many reasons I like you.

  • ginidietrich

    @jasonkonopinski Pretty sure there is nothing wrong with that!

  • Biebert

    @ginidietrich@ParkRidgeDDS You too are so generous! Glad you like my blog and I definitely love both of yours. 🙂

    One big happy blogging family. lol

  • Biebert

    So generous! RT @ginidietrich: @biebert Hey biebert, I just mentioned you in my comment on “Three Blogs You Must Read” http://t.co/2QOHP1y

  • @ginidietrich I subscribe to Spin Sucks, Danny Brown, For Bloggers by Bloggers, Frank Dickinson and Seth Godin which I get to regularly but Frank and Danny don’t count (within 1 month doesn’t get a pattern, that’s a new toy). I usually open Escaping Mediocrity as well. Waxing Unlyrical and V3 come in every day but don’t get read nearly often enough. Zen Habits seems to come in at a strange time and gets buried. The Daily Moment of Happiness also gets a regular reading (hey it only takes a moment).

    When I suggest SpinSucks has been a gateway to other blogs, I’m totally serious.

    The plan (there really is one) is to keep up with SMM as a mktg. tool and for personal enjoyment. I am expanding to self-reliance/personal happiness/health in conjunction with my start as a lifecycle ceremony creator/facilitator for the secular/non affiliated community. I am currently blogging to that general portfolio and need to be in touch with the blogosphere of that specific community but don’t have enough of a track record to recommend in that sphere.

    I’ll raise your 1 sentence reply and go all in.

  • @ginidietrich@TheJackB You don’t eat meat? I knew I shouldn’t trust you…

  • @ginidietrich@TheJackB You don’t eat meat? I knew I shouldn’t trust you…

  • @ginidietrich@TheJackB You don’t eat meat? I knew I shouldn’t trust you…

  • @ginidietrich@TheJackB@DannyBrown I like corn dogs. I love bacon. That is why I could never give up meat. I would miss bacon too much.

  • @ginidietrich@TheJackB@DannyBrown I like corn dogs. I love bacon. That is why I could never give up meat. I would miss bacon too much.

  • @ginidietrich@TheJackB@DannyBrown I like corn dogs. I love bacon. That is why I could never give up meat. I would miss bacon too much.

  • @ginidietrich@DannyBrown Did you succumb to the fear of scary meat?/

  • @ginidietrich@DannyBrown Did you succumb to the fear of scary meat?/

  • @DannyBrown@ginidietrich Some meat is scary:

    http://www.thejackb.com/2006/09/12/which-meat-is-scarier/

  • ginidietrich

    @barryrsilver Danny and Frank don’t count?! You totally made my day!

    I, personally, think you’re doing a great job with your blog in the arena you mention. Don’t discount what you’ve already done…you have a track record to get some attention.

    And thank you for the compliment.

  • ginidietrich

    @DannyBrown You knew that. Jeez.

  • @TheJackB@ginidietrich Looks like your typical Govan butcher shop to me 🙂

  • @ginidietrich I knew you could only drink two glasses of wine before getting tipsy. The meat thing I don’t recall. Jeez.

  • wordsdonewrite

    RT @ginidietrich What do @jeffjarvis @awsamuel & @jayrosen_nyu have in common? Read here to find out! http://t.co/09hUNJT

  • You’re so right. HBR always has something for everyone!

    As for blogs worth reading, I’ve recently discovered janetcallaway and she always puts out good stuff. I also enjoy @shellykramer. Of course, you’re on my list too, Ms. Dietrich!

  • @WordsDoneWrite Thx so much; I appreciate it. Your comment is a perfect tie in with my post today “Unexpected Pleasures.” My online friends are a never ending source of delight and amazement. ((Hugs))

    And, Amber, you know that I love your blog. Not only are your WordsDoneWrite, what I frequently wonder is how you come up with the thought/idea to do it Write!

  • janetcallaway

    @wordsdonewrite WOW! Thx so much, Amber; I’m honored. Just finished leaving a reply to your comment.

  • Very kind of you to say @janetcallaway ! Glad we connected online 😉

  • wordsdonewrite

    @janetcallaway I see that comment and match you a reply 😉

  • ginidietrich

    @WordsDoneWrite I love me some Shelly, too!

  • ginidietrich

    @WordsDoneWrite I love me some Shelly, too!

  • ginidietrich

    @WordsDoneWrite I love me some Shelly, too!

  • ginidietrich

    @WordsDoneWrite I love me some Shelly, too!

  • ginidietrich

    @janetcallaway@WordsDoneWrite I love this!

  • ginidietrich

    @DannyBrown Um. One.

  • @ginidietrich Have you tried the imitation meat corn dogs from Morningstar Farms? They are delish! And completely authentic. You can find them at most any grocery store.

  • @ginidietrich@barryrsilver That’s okay – we all know you steal my stuff, Gini, so technically, that means YOU don’t count. In a second-hand way… 😉

  • @ginidietrich Oops, that’s right, I forgot – two’s the dancing on the tables.

  • @ginidietrich Have you tried the fake meat corn dogs from Morningstar Farms? They are DELICIOUS!!!! Available in the freezer section of my grocery stores. I promise you shant be disappointed.

  • @ginidietrich Funny, I was going to say thank you for the compliment to you.

  • ShellyKramer

    @WordsDoneWrite Thanks sweets … that made my day. Even if Livefyre didn’t let you tag me :)) Appreciate very much the kind words.

  • ShellyKramer

    @WordsDoneWrite Thanks missy. That bit of kindness made my day. And, for the record, you’re not slouch yourself in the blogging department!! Thank you :))

  • ShellyKramer

    @ginidietrich Heart ya back, Gin

  • Very generous of you to say, @ShellyKramer ! Coming from someone of your caliber, that’s a real compliment 😉

  • PegFitzpatrick

    Damn Gini – You are the blog comment whisperer. Rock on Sistah!

  • @PegFitzpatrick Don’t encourage her…. Jeeez.

  • PegFitzpatrick

    @Sean McGinnis I can’t help it Sean! @ginidietrich is uber fabulous.

  • PegFitzpatrick

    @Sean McGinnis I can’t help it…Gini is uber fab!

  • @PegFitzpatrick@Sean McGinnis Did you know Gini’s actually an escaped sock monkey from Hungary? She burnt down a sock gorilla factory – they weren’t too impressed with her “uber fabness”, I can tell you! 😉

  • @DannyBrown@PegFitzpatrick Unsurprising…. totally explains the overpowering resemblance to Gumby.

  • bikespoke

    @SteveCassady Thanks for the follow Steve:-)

  • PegFitzpatrick

    @DannyBrown@Sean McGinnis Thanks for the HUGE laugh! I needed that Downtown @DannyBrown .

  • PegFitzpatrick

    @DannyBrown@Sean McGinnis Thanks for the HUGE laugh! I needed that Downtown @DannyBrown .

  • kamibelieberbf

    @JessicaNorthey @ginidietrich please do you have twitter on facebook please comment bieber this @KAMIBELIEBERBF. PLEASE FALLOW SHE!!

  • ginidietrich

    @PunchakPR I love you for that!

  • ginidietrich

    @PunchakPR I love you for that!

  • @DannyBrown@PegFitzpatrick@Sean McGinnis A lot of LOL and a crap load of WTF?! 😉

    Thanks for the good laugh DB!

  • @DannyBrown@PegFitzpatrick@Sean McGinnis A lot of LOL and a crap load of WTF?! 😉

    Thanks for the good laugh DB!

  • feliciahudson

    Thanks for the lead, Gini. I do read HBR, but haven’t read Pressthink or Jeff Jarvis. I’m adding them to Google Reader now.

  • ginidietrich

    @PegFitzpatrick And this is nothing.

  • ginidietrich

    @PegFitzpatrick@Sean McGinnis DID YOU READ THAT SEAN?!?

  • ginidietrich

    @feliciahudson You’ll have to let me know what you think. I like Jarvis best. He’s a bit, um, edgy.

  • PegFitzpatrick

    @ginidietrich I will watch & take notes Gini!! Props

  • PunchakPR

    @ginidietrich Lol, it’s true! Even my bf (an engineer) knows about @spinsucks now.

  • PunchakPR

    @ginidietrich He saw me reading the post with your picture of shoes and said “oooohhh, now I get why you’re always on this site…” 🙂

  • Nankani

    @PureNaturalDiva

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  • KlaudiaJurewicz

    Harvard Business Review – absolutely!!!!

  • HowieSPM

    Only 259 comments @ginidietrich ? You are slipping.

  • @HowieSPM@ginidietrich 200 are by Gini…

  • HowieSPM

    @DannyBrown@ginidietrich That is her secret! Hey Danny I thought you were on vacation at a campground in the LOOP?

  • @HowieSPM@ginidietrich Looking after a 15 month old boy who’s just learned that putting one foot in front of the other makes you even more of a handful… 😉

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