My Favorite Social Media Blogs – Updated
Today I want to expand on one of my Top 10 Social Media Tips – To educate yourself, subscribe to a few blogs from your niche.
Continued education is very important in every field. Teachers have to do continuing education classes, CPAs have to keep up with the latest tax code changes, attorneys have to know the latest case law. With social media changing every single day, we have to keep on top of it all.
If you are just starting out in the social media field or have been in a while but haven’t really kept up too well, you are in luck. I am going to share with you my favorite social media blogs. These are the lucky few that I subscribe to via email and take time to read. I encourage you to bookmark them (and me!) to stay ahead of the game.
Time has gone by since I first wrote this article and I felt this list should be edited 🙂
I present my favorites (in no particular order)….
Headed up by Michael Stelzner, SME is the “world’s largest online social media magazine, designed to help businesses discover how to best use social media tools like Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn to connect with customers, generate more brand awareness and increase sales.”
Jeffbullas.com is one my absolute favorites. He provides insight into the numbers behind social media. The infographics he posts are some of the most shared graphics on the web. His goal is to help businesses find themselves online – through relationship building and marketing.
Who doesn’t love Pete Cashmore and Mashable? If you are not famlilar with mashable.com, “Mashable is the largest independent online news site dedicated to covering digital culture, social media and technology.” I personally subscribe to the social media channel. I encourage you to bookmark this one!
This site is headed up by Jay Baer. He says he’s hype-free, but he does stir the pot a little bit. Jay provides a great counter-point to all things social media. It’s always good to get a balanced view on things and I think Jay provides that.
Now, I may be a bit biased on this one. I am a part of this amazing group of social media peers who are dedicated to doing social media right. We all blog several times a month on many different topics. I encourage you to check it out because I guarantee you will learn something.
SMT is a great site with literally hundreds of authors. All the posts/articles are on various aspects of social media – changes, platforms, tools, etc. It’s a great one to subscribe to to know what is going on in the social media world today.
Sprout Insights is the blog from the social media management program Sprout Social (my favorite). This blog not only keeps you informed of what is going in social media, they provide articles spotlighting people who do it right. A plus for Sprout users, is they announce new changes here too.
Steamfeed is a lot like the Social Solutions Collective, but much bigger. The goal of Steamfeed is “s to provide YOU with the best possible resources about marketing, social media, and technology. All of our authors have gotten results – either they’ve gotten results personally, or they’ve gotten results for their clients.” The guys here do an awesome job.
Chris Brogan is the CEO of Human Works and an amazing person to follow. His blog is very inspiring and my friends over at Heyo sing his praises too. He’s one of those people you just have to follow. Trust me.
I know some of you are familiar with some of these and some of you are not. I feel it is very,very important to continually education yourself in the field you are in.
What niche are you in? What is your go-to source of continued education? Comment below – I would love to know!