10 Social Media Blogs you Should be Following

Posted on March 31, 2010

As a follow up to 10 Young Entrepreneur Blogs you Should be Following I decided to write a similar post focusing instead on social media blogs.

Be on the lookout for:

Mashable

Mashable is the social media blog behemoth, one of the top 10 blogs on the web with over 2.4 million followers. It is what it says: “an online guide to social media.”

Social Media Examiner

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“Your guide to the social media jungle” provides some of the best content out there on social media. It’s also the organizer of the Social Media Success Summit 2010 featuring well-known speakers, Guy Kawasaki, Darren Rowse, Chris Brogan and more.

Chris Brogan

One of the most famous social networking experts, Chris Brogan, explores the use of social media and social networking tools, as well as helping individuals work more effeciently. If you’re looking for a blogger who knows what he’s talking about, it’s Chris Brogan.

Twitip

Although this blog doesn’t focus on social media as a whole,  it’s the best source for Twitter tips. Darren Rowse runs this impressive multi-authored Twitter blog.

Kikolani

One of the top 10 social media blogs, Kikolani, provides priceless content on not only social media but also blogging tips.

Brian Solis

Brian Solis is one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. After reading just one post it’s evident just how knowledgeable he is in the social media expertise.

The Social Media Marketing Blog

This blog is run by Scott Monty the head of social media for Ford. This is his personal blog, where he shares his “perspectives on social media – the convergence of marketing, advertising and PR on the Web – for marketers, agencies, the enterprise and the individual.”

SocialMedia.biz

J.D. Lasica runs this well-presented news site and podcast about social media, Web 2.0, democratic media and the revolution in user-created content. It tracks news about Facebook and other social networks and Web 2.0 sites.

RotorBlog

RotorBlog provides the latest Web 2.0, social networking and online communication news. It’s one of the most popular sources of information for people using the Internet to communicate.

Britopian

In this easy-to-read, social media blog maintained by Michael Brito, you will find insights into the social web and real-time community engagement.

Feel free to leave suggestions and comments.


80 Replies to "10 Social Media Blogs you Should be Following"

  • Ed
    March 31, 2010 (10:42 am)
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    im already subscribed to most of these people. cool list.
    .-= Ed´s last blog post: Prank Your Friends And Spam Their Inbox =-.

    • Ben Lang
      March 31, 2010 (1:14 pm)
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      Great to hear. Thanks so much!

  • Ryan
    March 31, 2010 (10:53 am)
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    Thanks Ben. I had a pulse on most but wasn’t that Darren Rowse ran Twitip.
    .-= Ryan´s last blog post: How Can a Cash Gifting Mentor Build a Mastermind Alliance? =-.

    • Ben Lang
      March 31, 2010 (1:14 pm)
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      Your welcome. Yeah he runs Twitip, a great blog…

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    March 31, 2010 (11:00 am)
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    March 31, 2010 (11:31 am)
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  • Suzanne Marlatt
    March 31, 2010 (11:32 am)
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    Great list! Just added a few of them to my google reader.
    .-= Suzanne Marlatt´s last blog post: Health Digital Check-Up: When Traditional Health Media Gets Digital =-.

  • Brian DeKoning
    March 31, 2010 (11:55 am)
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    Thanks, this is a great list. HubSpot’s Blog is another. http://blog.hubspot.com/ and copyblogger is always good. http://www.copyblogger.com.

    • Ben Lang
      March 31, 2010 (1:15 pm)
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      Your welcome. I appreciate the suggestions, those are some amazing blogs.

  • Annette
    March 31, 2010 (11:58 am)
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    A very thorough list indeed. Time to add more RSS feeds! I also find Andrew Rondeau’s site webuildyourblog.com very helpful as well.
    .-= Annette´s last blog post: TV Character Tweets Live – A New Trend? =-.

  • Joe
    March 31, 2010 (12:18 pm)
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    I couldn’t agree more with your list! When people ask me who they should be following these are the top blogs I recommend. Another two that might be of interest are the SocialMediaExplorer.com by Jason Falls and ProBlogger.net by Darren Rowse. Thanks for putting it altogether so I can share it with my followers.

    • Ben Lang
      March 31, 2010 (1:18 pm)
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      Thanks for the compliments and for the suggestions. Those two are also great blogs although ProBlogger is more “how to blog” and less social media oriented.

  • Darcee
    March 31, 2010 (12:46 pm)
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    Great List! Thanks. :)

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  • steve
    March 31, 2010 (12:58 pm)
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    Great List! Didn’t know there are that many great blogs out there! Thanks!

  • ileane
    March 31, 2010 (1:00 pm)
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    Hi Ben,

    I read most of these already but thanks for the list because I need to add a few.
    I recommend http://louisgray.com His blog is up there with the best of them and following him on Google Buzz is even better because you get to see what’s in his Google reader.

    I voted for this at BE!
    @Ileane
    .-= ileane´s last blog post: Grand Tour of FamousBloggers.net =-.

    • Ben Lang
      March 31, 2010 (1:24 pm)
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      Hey Ileane,

      Definitely check out all the ones that you don’t follow already. Great suggestions, looks like a nice blog. Thanks for the BE vote!

  • Michael Brito
    March 31, 2010 (2:03 pm)
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    Ben — thank you for including me on this list! I’m humbled and grateful.

    Michael
    .-= Michael Brito´s last blog post: Innovation and Advocacy Starts with Brands Listening On the Social Web =-.

    • Ben Lang
      March 31, 2010 (7:12 pm)
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      Hi Michael,

      Your welcome, believe me you deserve it 😉

  • Alison Moore Smith
    March 31, 2010 (2:53 pm)
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    Kikolani is probably my favorite of all these. Maybe it’s just that the site has so much yellow, but it’s gorgeous to the eye and packed with great info.

    Very good list!
    .-= Alison Moore Smith´s last blog post: Write Like a Pubescent Boy in a Locker Room: Fart Blogging =-.

    • Ben Lang
      March 31, 2010 (7:13 pm)
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      Kikolani has a lot of dedicated fans. Great content + nice design = awesome blog. Thanks!

  • bbrian017
    March 31, 2010 (5:56 pm)
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    Hey Ben great List. I’m familiar with a few of these social media blogs. Perhaps someday blog engage social blog will also be on your top social media blog lists.

    I’m going to work hard on my blog content this year and really try to make something of it. I think because of the high volume traffic the blog engage social blog has a good chance of becoming huge.

    The blogger are great inspiration that it can in fact happen with hard work and determination.
    .-= bbrian017´s last blog post: Blog Engage Continues to Grow First Quater Report =-.

    • Ben Lang
      March 31, 2010 (7:14 pm)
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      Thanks Brian! Definitely keep working on Blog Engage’s blog, it has a lot of potential. Hopefully next time you’ll be on it. Good luck.

  • KS Chen
    March 31, 2010 (6:30 pm)
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    Thanks for your sharing! This is the first time i heard about some of the sites you recommended here. I will join the blogs now. :)
    .-= KS Chen´s last blog post: Win the Prizes for SEO =-.

    • Ben Lang
      March 31, 2010 (7:15 pm)
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      No problem, I recommend that you start following them all as soon as possible.

  • Robert Bravery
    March 31, 2010 (6:44 pm)
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    Great list. Strange though some I haven’t hear of. But then that’s the purpose of lists ans posts like this. They make you aware of all the good stuff.
    .-= Robert Bravery´s last blog post: Google Acquires Problogger.net =-.

    • Ben Lang
      March 31, 2010 (7:16 pm)
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      Yeah the ones that you haven’t heard of are always great to check out. Best regards Robert.

  • John Sullivan
    March 31, 2010 (7:06 pm)
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    Hey Ben Nice list
    When I saw the Title on twitter you have an image of what the list will look like and they often get to predictable and STALE :)
    I like the way you mixed it up and a few I never knew and will check out Thanks
    .-= John Sullivan´s last blog post: Promote your Blog Partner Day =-.

    • Ben Lang
      March 31, 2010 (7:18 pm)
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      Well then I’m happy that this list wasn’t too stale and predictable :) Thanks for commenting John.

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  • Andrea
    March 31, 2010 (8:10 pm)
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    Great list! Can’t wait to check these out.
    .-= Andrea´s last blog post: [Marketing Minute] – How to Identify Your Networking “Power Partners” and Show Them Some “LOVE” =-.

    • Ben Lang
      April 1, 2010 (8:46 am)
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      Thanks Andrea, enjoy them!

  • Lakhyajyoti
    March 31, 2010 (10:19 pm)
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    Great list Ben.I have already subscribed to many of these social media blog.Now I’ll follow the remaining.

    • Ben Lang
      April 1, 2010 (8:47 am)
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      You definitely should 😉 They have so much to teach.

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  • Michael Stelzner
    March 31, 2010 (11:47 pm)
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    Ben – Thanks for including Social Media Examiner in your list!

    Mike
    .-= Michael Stelzner´s last blog post: 4 Unique Ways To Use Twitter Lists =-.

    • Ben Lang
      April 1, 2010 (8:47 am)
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      No problem Mike, Social Media Examiner definitely deserves it. Your fan, Ben.

  • Andrew @ Blogging Guide
    April 1, 2010 (4:03 am)
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    Ben,

    A great list – some new ones – so thanks.

    Social Media Examiner is the one that jumps out for me – love their stuff.

    Andrew
    .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog post: Blogging Guide: The Pages Google Expect To See =-.

    • Ben Lang
      April 1, 2010 (8:48 am)
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      Your welcome. Yeah he actually commented right above you by the way. Enjoy!

  • Tim
    April 1, 2010 (10:15 am)
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    Ben – a great list. Thanks for compiling it. I would add Jay Baers’ http://www.convinceandconvert.com/

    • Ben Lang
      April 1, 2010 (3:42 pm)
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      Thanks, Convince and Convert looks like a great blog, thanks for sharing.

  • Dennis Edell
    April 1, 2010 (11:22 am)
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    A couple I wouldn’t read if ya paid me, but a few I never heard of; I’ll check those out. 😉
    .-= Dennis Edell´s last blog post: Comment Contest Continues Through April! =-.

    • Ben Lang
      April 1, 2010 (3:42 pm)
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      Well you should read them anyways 😉

      • Dennis Edell
        April 3, 2010 (10:50 am)
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        The ones I never seen before, yes. 😉
        .-= Dennis Edell ´s last blog post: Blog Comments and Blog Comment Contests – Lets Chat about Paying for Comments =-.

  • Samir Balwani
    April 1, 2010 (2:56 pm)
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    Ben,
    This list is great I love reading all of the blogs. It’s great to get different ideas and theories from people. A few blogs which I would have added include Techipedia, Copyblogger, and Problogger.
    .-= Samir Balwani´s last blog post: Is Your Marketing Converging? =-.

    • Ben Lang
      April 1, 2010 (3:44 pm)
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      So glad that you enjoyed the list Samir. I focused mainly on entirely social media blogs which is why I didn’t include Copyblogger, and Problogger. I actually didn’t know of Techipidia until now, if I had though it definitely would have made the list :)

  • Kikolani
    April 1, 2010 (7:39 pm)
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    I spent a while promoting this on Twitter, but forgot to come by just to say thanks for adding me to this great list of people!
    .-= Kikolani´s last blog post: Social Media Analytics: Measuring the Web’s Newest Marketing Frontier =-.

    • Ben Lang
      April 1, 2010 (8:12 pm)
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      Thanks I appreciate your help. No problem, keep doing a great job!

  • PamMktgnut
    April 2, 2010 (7:28 pm)
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    Great list! I just found TwitTip yesterday. Great resources!

    Pam Moore
    @PamMktgNut

  • Per Lund
    April 3, 2010 (4:09 am)
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    Hey there Ben,

    Got this link on Twitter. Thanks for summoning op important blogs in this area. As an social media newbie it’s nice to find new sources of motivation and inspiration:)

    I booked all of them – and you in my Google Reader:)

    /Per
    .-= Per Lund´s last blog post: Google Buzz =-.

    • Ben Lang
      April 3, 2010 (8:19 pm)
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      Hey Per,

      Yeah a lot of people found this post through Twitter. Glad to hear that you bookmarked all of the blogs and mine. Thanks so much.

  • CameraBags
    April 5, 2010 (3:35 am)
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    I follow a couple of marketing blogs but I think I know a lot now so I need to find some of the most innovative ones. If you were to pick the most innovative one, which one would it be?

    • Ben Lang
      April 5, 2010 (8:36 pm)
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      Well I guess I’ll have to write a similar post on marketing blogs next… Stay tuned!

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  • Jawaad Ahmad Khan
    April 10, 2010 (12:15 am)
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    I follow the top 2, is that good enough? :) (I mean, they are on TOP of the list)
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    • Ben Lang
      April 11, 2010 (9:27 pm)
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      That’s pretty good, but the top 10 would be even better 😉

  • Melinda Kroeze
    April 10, 2010 (9:50 am)
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    Great list! These sites give such great advice. I subscribe to all in my RSS reader.

  • Joseph Romero
    April 26, 2010 (6:07 pm)
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    Love the great list! And the the many folks who visit and engage here. I will come back often to get to your content! Thanks!

    Joseph Romero
    the social media evangelist
    .-= Joseph Romero´s last blog post: Blogging your cause =-.

    • Ben Lang
      April 26, 2010 (6:19 pm)
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      Thanks! Hope to see you around here more often :)

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    September 15, 2010 (12:36 am)
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    Awesome and sharable article, I definitely share to my friends. thanks for it Ben :-)

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      September 15, 2010 (6:36 am)
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      For sure, great, Viral!

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    November 26, 2010 (2:53 pm)
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    Thanks for posting this list. I’ve been a follower of Mashable and Chris Brogran, but I’ll definitely have another look at the other 8 sites.

    Kris

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    August 9, 2011 (7:11 am)
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    February 29, 2012 (6:47 pm)
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    I’m currently a fan of Mashable and Social Media Examiner website, they’re very useful with all updated content everyday, thank you for letting me know about other blog such as: Chris Brogan blog and Kikolani blog, seems so interesting.

    Thank you

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