Marketers can learn a lot from those who do not consider themselves Marketers. In a RSS world where you can choose what sits in your Google Reader or Bloglines feed, it’s important to "get out there" and check out different types of content from different kinds of Bloggers from different parts of the world.
In the spirit of broadening one’s horizons, here’s a list of ten Blogs that have deep Marketing insights that are, in fact, not Marketing Blogs at all.
Here they are in alphabetical order:
1. Brazen Careerist by Penelope Trunk.
"Advice at the intersection of work and life."
2. [chrisbrogan.com] by Chris Brogan.
"A Conversation with a Community about Digital Relationships."
3. How To Change The World by Guy Kawasaki.
Author of The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy, Selling the Dream, and The Macintosh Way.
4. Instigator Blog by Ben Yoskovitz.
"Entrepreneurship, business and social media."
5. Joho The Blog by David Weinberger.
Co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto. Author of both Everything Is Miscellaneous and Small Pieces Loosely Joined.
"Tech tricks, tips and downloads for getting things done."
7. Tom Peters by Tom Peters and staff.
Business Guru, Speaker and author of many books including In Search of Excellence and Re-Imagine.
8. Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds.
"Issues related to professional presentation design."
"Web Technology news, reviews and analysis."
10. TechCrunch by Michael Arrington and Erick Schonfeld.
"Dedicated to obsessively profiling and reviewing new Internet products and companies."
What does your ten Blogs on Marketing (that are not Marketing Blogs) list look like?
Thanks, Mitch. Very kind of you to include me, and thanks for being one of the few folks who recognize that my blog isn’t about marketing. : ) Heck, I get lots of people who think that’s my profession, too. I guess because it’s a tool I use in my deck of things to get things done.
You know I’m a giant fan, so I’m happy for the recommendation. See you in Toronto, perhaps?
Mitch – thanks for including me on the list. It’s a good list of diverse topics, and I agree completely with the way they intersect, in part, around marketing.
You could have put me above Chris Brogan, but I won’t complain…*grin*
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