July 3, 2007

40 Outstanding Blog Links, Bookmark Carefully!

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Time Management and Research

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What is blog reading and commenting to you? Is it entertainment, interaction, or research for your work? How much time do you spend on the average day reading and commenting on blogs. Think about that before you read further.

I’ll do it too.

Ready? Whatever our answers, we have defined blog reading and commenting to us and quantified how much time we invest in them. Now consider the time we have available in a day. What percent of that time is blog reading and commenting?

Does that leave enough

If people read as many feeds as they say, I’m guessing it does not. Time is a resource we cannot replace.

Ten Blogs on Blogging

Everyone seems to know Darren’s ProBlogger, our friend from SOBCon Lorelle.Wordpress.com, the “evil” John Chow.com and Successful-Blog here. These are ten others in (no particular order) that offer consistent and quality information about blogging as well.

  1. Bloggingbasics101.com
  2. chrisg.com
  3. BloggingPro
  4. Vaspersthegrate.Blogspot.com
  5. A List Apart
  6. Smartwealthyrich.com
  7. eMomsatHome.com
  8. Alister Cameron, Blogologist
  9. Daily Blog Tips
  10. Buildabetterblog.com

Top Ten Blogs for Writers

For the Top 10 Blogs for Writers Mike Stelzner asked his 20,000 newsletter readers to participate in the nominations. I’ve shortened his definitions of the quality that each blog represents.

  1. Brian Clark’s CopyBlogger: does an amazing job of helping writers improve
  2. Deborah Ng’s Freelance Writing Jobs: for freelance writers seeking new work
  3. Tom Chandler’s Copywriter Underground: regular doses of inspiration and writing tips
  4. Liz Strauss’s Successful-Blog: amazing insights into the craft of writing
  5. Angela Booth’s Writing Blog: something useful for all writers
  6. Kristen King’s InkThinker: improving the written word
  7. Anne Wayman’s The Golden Pencil: gold nuggets of information to freelance writers
  8. Carson Brackney’s Content Done Better: write better copy and make a living (now by Michi Beck)
  9. Dianna Huff’s B2B Marcom Writer Blog: marketing communications copywriting
  10. Allison Winn Scotch’s Ask Allison: For writers looking to break into the publishing world, be sure to check this one out.

Top Ten Blogs on Making Money

The Top Ten Blogs About Making Money in which Shane spends an entire blog post explaining how he came to choose his top ten.

  1. ProBlogger
  2. Shoemoney
  3. Self Made Minds
  4. Entrepreneur’s Journey by Yaro Starak
  5. John Chow.com
  6. Net Business Blog
  7. Bootmoney
  8. Andy Beard
  9. Dosh Dosh
  10. Mike’s Money Making Mission

Top Ten Web Analytics Blogs

This is the April 2007 update ranking from Occam’s Razor by Avinash Kaushik. Be sure to read the post that details how the ranking is done.

  1. Occam’s Razor
  2. Web Metrics Guru
  3. Google Analytics Blog
  4. Web Analytics World
  5. Web Analytics Demystified-Eric T. Peterson’s Analytics Weblog
  6. Increasing your website’s conversion rate
  7. Unofficial Google Analytics Blog
  8. Lies, Damned Lies…
  9. WebAnalytics.be Blog
  10. Web Analysis, Behavioral Targeting and Advertising

I gathered this set with the intention of an offering that would cross blogging cultures. In that way, I’m hoping we all might explore, expnd our tastes, but leave room to let some go early on.

We choose from thousands of books to read and movies to see. Let’s do the same with the blogs that we read. I offer this set of 4 lists of 10 blogs with the hope that we’ll keep the those give us the best return on our investment.

How do you choose the blogs that serve your purpose?

–ME “Liz” Strauss
If you’d like Liz to help you find your strategy, click on the Work with Liz!! page in the sidebar. Is Your Business Stuck? I’ve Found a Way to Help

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31 Comments to “40 Outstanding Blog Links, Bookmark Carefully!”

  1. July 3rd, 2007 at 2:29 pm
    20 Blog Promotion Guides to Inform Your Strategy - Liz Strauss at Successful Blog - Thinking, writing, business ideas . . . You’re only a stranger once. said

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  2. July 3rd, 2007 at 3:05 pm
    Mihaela Lica said

    What a great list. One observation though (I know Mike Stelzner made the list, but…):

    This domain, http://www.contentdonebetter.com, has changed hands! As of May 5, 2007 the previous owner, Carson Brackney, has ended all affiliation with this web site in any way.

    The new owner, Michi Beck, assumes all responsibility for and claims all ownership to the information that is contained on the site.
    :) Michi is warm, kind and open, the kind of girl you’d really like.

  3. July 3rd, 2007 at 3:08 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Hi Mihaela!
    Thank you for clarifying that. I knew it was so and I agree Michi is wonderful. :)

    As are you!

  4. July 3rd, 2007 at 3:33 pm
    Jen / domestika said

    Ah, someone’s been sneaking a peek at my feed reader again! ;-)

  5. July 3rd, 2007 at 3:37 pm
    Ian McKenzie said

    This is a particularly helpful list of blogs. I had thought I was reading a number of blogs in these niches, but it seems like I’m only scratching the surface.

  6. July 3rd, 2007 at 4:10 pm
    Michael A. Stelzner said

    Liz – Thanks for covering my list of top blogs for writers :) – Mike

  7. July 3rd, 2007 at 5:36 pm
    Jonathan-C. Phillips said

    Interviewer: Jonathan, how does it feel to have your blog included in that post?

    Jonathan: Holy wow! It feels good!!! Come on, Liz Strauss put my blog on the same list as Alister Cameron, A List Apart, Daily Blog Tips, Chris G, Emoms At Home, and a bunch of awesome blog, doesn’t get any better! :)

    Interviewer: So you’re happy?

    Jonathan: OH YEAH! :) :) :) :)

  8. July 3rd, 2007 at 6:38 pm
    Deb said

    Thanks for the link love, Liz, and thanks for the list. There are some great resources here I didn’t know about and I look forward to checking them all out.

    Deb

  9. July 3rd, 2007 at 6:54 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Hi Jen!
    I only took a peek, honest!

  10. July 3rd, 2007 at 6:55 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Hey Ian,
    I thought I knew quite a few and I was surprised when I uncovered the grand lists also. :)

  11. July 3rd, 2007 at 6:56 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Hey, Jonathan!
    When you come up for air . . . you belong there ask anyone! :)

    Wow!!

  12. July 3rd, 2007 at 6:57 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Hi Michael,
    Glad to include your list. It’s a standard. :)

  13. July 3rd, 2007 at 6:58 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Deb,
    I’m delighted that the list brought you for a visit. It’s always nice to see you hanging out around here. :)

  14. July 4th, 2007 at 1:20 am
    Mihaela Lica said

    Happy 4th of July, Liz!

  15. July 4th, 2007 at 8:36 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Thanks Mihaela! Sorry it took a while to answer, I’ve been laying low with a flu.

  16. July 5th, 2007 at 6:32 am
    Dianna Huff said

    Liz, Thanks for including me on your list!

  17. July 5th, 2007 at 7:52 am
    ME Strauss said

    Hi Dianna!
    Mike Stelzner’s list has become the standard. It was easy to pass it on. My pleasure. :)

  18. July 5th, 2007 at 12:52 pm
    Strategy: All of the Information Available - Liz Strauss at Successful Blog - Thinking, writing, business ideas . . . You’re only a stranger once. said

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  19. July 5th, 2007 at 2:50 pm
    Kristen King said

    Thanks for the link! This is a great set of lists. :]

    Kristen

  20. July 5th, 2007 at 2:55 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Hi Kristen. Thanks for your contribution!

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  23. August 5th, 2007 at 4:41 pm
    Rose said

    Thanks for covering this Liz. Really helpful! I surfed in via Lorelle.

  24. August 5th, 2007 at 5:50 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Hi Rose!
    Welcome!
    Thanks for saying “hello.”

  25. August 14th, 2007 at 10:20 pm
    mara said

    Thanks for the list!

    I bookmarked it and check it quite often.

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