Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Blogging 100 - Resources

If you have some trouble getting started with the activities described in Blogging 100, these are some resources that can help kick start your effort.

I highly recommend getting a Google Account, it is free and provides so many resources with the one account!

Google Reader:   http://www.google.com/reader/
With the retirement of Google Reader, my prime choice is Feedly
There are quite a few reader choices available and for a good listing check this one on List.ly  http://list.ly/list/33u-google-reader-slash-rss-reader-alternatives-crowdsourced-list?feature=search

Here is the link to the Cluetrain Manifesto whose theories underlie much of what I said.

Seth Godin, a marketer who walks on water with great though provoking questions
http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/   He has written a series of books on marketing creating terms like ideavirus, permission marketing, meatball sundae, purple cows. A recent one is on Tribes, the evolution of a topical community. His most recent book is called "Linchpin" http://www.sethgodin.com/sg/

Chris Brogan   http://www.chrisbrogan.com/        Chris is also one of the authors of "Trust Agent", a recommended read!

Check out Keith Burtis. He started as a wood turner making stuff and showing how it was done.
He turned (no pun intended) his social media and blogging work into a full time gig.
He is now was community manager for BestBuy  http://remixblog.info/
Keith is now out on his own as a consultant. You can find him on twitter as @keithburtis

(Joe Zwack is now the Community Manager for @BestBuyRemix)
Updated 2/10/10 - note, the community manager listening program is good, he picked up this post and emailed me to make the correction. Keith's listening is also good, his comment arrived just minutes after Joe's.

Other people I have met and are worthy of following to observe how they do what they do:

Laura Fitton, @pistachio   http://pistachioconsulting.com/

Doug Haslam, @DougH  http://doughaslam.com/

Christine Kane  http://christinekane.com/

Hugh MacLeod  http://www.gapingvoid.com/

Just a little something   http://stampedbyhand.blogspot.com/

Lively Women   http://www.blisstree.com/

While I have set out my 2 cents on these topics, these are by no means the final answers to any of these topics. Nor is the listing provided an exclusive one. I could come up with a dozen or so more good examples that would be different each time, but all worthy!

In fact, Darren Rowse recently posted about blogger debate items here:



  1. Steve, thanks so much for the mention here. Humbled that you chose me as a resource. However, I have ti inform you that I have moved on from Best Buy. I am now out on my own running Keith Burtis Consulting. We are a full service digital firm offering everything from blog design to professional consulting services. It has been quite the ride the last three years!!

  2. Keith, congratulations! I have updated the post accordingly. Good luck on your new adventures.