Last week I was awarded a Thinking Blogger Award to acknowledge the "meaty" content on my blog. As an award winner, it's my responsibility to share my favorite blogs with you so here they are:
Marketing Interactions by Ardath Albee
With a focus on the marketing/sales gap, Ardath constantly explores new concepts on how to create closed loop communications systems that get results. An excellent writer (she writes novels in the evenings), her articles are always insightful.
B2B Lead Generation by Brian Carroll
While Brian writes on the topic of lead generation and generously shares innumerable resources with his readers, I like his blog for a different reason. Brian is the master of leveraging thought leadership strategies to build his/his company's name recognition & brand. I learn from him.
Life 2.0 by Nick Smith
My life is so much more than just Selling to Big Companies. Nick's perspectives challenge me to see the bigger picture, stretch my mind and continue growing as a human being. He pushes me to explore unexplored aspects of who I am and to be the best I can be.
Web Ink Now by David Meerman Scott
Like most entrepreneurs, I'm always looking for cost-effective ways to maximize my exposure and extend my reach. David's blog (and new book) continually get me thinking about how I can do more with less investment and/or less effort.
Working for Change by David Sirota
As a political independent who is extremely disillusioned with the US government, I am learning as much as I can about what's really happening in the world today. The mainstream media is no longer a good source of info, so I read several blogs like this one on a regular basis.
Get Fresh Minds by Katie Konrath
I always appreciate fresh perspectives and this blogger's ideas are "so fresh they should be slapped." Katie, who is almost done with her Masters in Innovation, showcases her talents by finding the creative in the mundane. Her writing is sharp, descriptive and fun. Yes, she is my daughter but when you check out her blog you'll know that this award is well-deserved! She's also the one who gave me this award in the first place.
So there you have it - a list of blogs that make me think. Some are related to sales, marketing & business development. Others reflect my interests as a woman and concerned citizen.
So tell me ... which blogs make YOU think?