Editor’s Note: Hello My Lovelies. Hope you’re all having a great week. I’m actually still on vacation though my trip is slowly coming to an end and I’m already starting to stress about returning to real life lol. OH well…such is the small price to pay for gallivanting the sands and seas.
As you might recall, I had my very first guest post featured on this blog this past week. My very dear friend Mufasa stepped in for me during my absence and wrote a kick-ass post which I’m sure will ring as true for you as it did for me and many, many others. This is the part where I tell you that if you haven’t read blah blah…read it now, now! And of course, share your thought with us while you’re there. You know how Marcus loves to hear what you think – as do I and everyone else in this awesome community!
Well, I’ve done it again. I asked another incredible blogger (who also happens to me my fabulous gal pal and VBFF) to step in and take the floor while I”m gone. Our very smart and adorable Aunt Gini has graced us with her virtual presence today and has shared with us 3 fantastic blogs that are an absolute must.
So without further ado, please welcome the very smart and popular Gini Dietrich from Spin Sucks and Spin Sucks Pro. If you’re not already stalking Gini, then Twitter is a good place to start. After that, I’d join her Facebook group which is as intelligent, happening and alive as her blog – and as they come for that matter. I’d give you her phone number and personal email but then she’d never agree to write here again so I better not ;).
Then Justin Goldsborough followed suit and recommended three of his own.
Well, Griddy aka Brigitte aka VBFF said I could write about anything so I’m going to do the same for you.
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.
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.
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.
And last, but most certainly not least, is nittyGriddy.
What? That’s cheating because you’re already reading her?
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?