So, I have decided to put together a list of blogs that I think you should follow. Aren’t you glad I have decided this for you? Of course, it is my opinion, and I hope you will allow me to express my opinion.
These blogs can be put in a few different categories. There is the category for SEO (Search Engine Optimization), a category for social media, blogging, copywriting, technology, and website design including the use of graphic design. These are many of the things you should know when running a website and/or blog.
As a bonus, I threw in a blog about running a small business.
If you are in charge of your company’s website or blog, then you need to learn about these areas in order to make your website/blog more successful.
So, here goes.
1. SEO Book
One of the two best blogs on the internet when it comes to learning about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Subscribe to the blog, or just spend a lot of time looking at the posts. A blog, or website, with no traffic is silent. If you have the money to invest, they also have tons of great resources.
2. SEO Moz
The other one of the best blogs about SEO on the internet. You may not understand everything on their blog, you can find some good information on how to optimize your website or blog.
Copyblogger is copywriting meet blogging. The articles are excellent and reading them is like getting an education. Brian Clark is the mastermind, and he invites other masterminds to join him.
Daren Rowe runs, quite possibly, the best of the professional blogs. He has learned everything there is to know, and, in fact, is still learning. You can learn a lot of information about running a blog from a professional level by following his blog.
I began my trek in to the world of social media by watching the little videos at Shama.tv. She puts on high quality productions with good tips on using social media for your business. There are also tons of excellent resources available.
6. Chris Brogan
Brogan keeps up with all things social media related. However, he also delves in how to run your business. His specialty is connecting the human with business.
If you are interested in trends, technology and social media, then Mashable is for you. They do an excellent job of showing how these things are current. It is one of the best examples of how to run a news website on the world wide web. In fact, it might be the best example.
8. Tech Crunch
If you want to keep up with the tech world, then follow TC. It is the best blog for keeping up with the tech world.
9. The Small Company Blog
Ran by Eric Rudolf, he covers many of the topics that are so important to running a small business including the topics that are mentioned by these other blogs.
10. Smashing Magazine
This is one of my favorite blogs for getting design ideas for websites. They give terrific tutorials on many different aspects of websites including graphic design and html. SM is actually made up of a team of individuals who are extremely talented.