This week a colleague asked me what social media blogs she should be reading. She knows I strongly recommend reading and commenting on other blogs in your niche for a number of reasons. I had to think about it.
I don't read blogs that are specifically about social media and social marketing. Or at least I read very few that are ONLY about social media. The exception I think is Social Media Examiner.
I subscribe to and read a lot of blogs about online business and many address social media in the bigger context of doing business on the web. That includes blogging, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, email marketing, ecommerce, search engine optimization, and on and on. I follow many blogs on diverse topics by my colleagues and clients.
I decided to dive into my email and Google reader and see what social media blogs I'm subscribed to. I read a lot of stuff and decided to pick a few to recommend. Remember, this is just a few of the blogs I read. I HIGHLY recommend you do your own research and find those that resonate for YOU. While I'm happy to be a filter, you may prefer different emphasis on subjects, content and different writing styles. So, don't rely solely on me. Create your own recommended reading list as well.