I'm a community builder and connector, so I look for opportunities to highlight worthy resources for business owners and colleagues who read this blog. In many cases, they may be other consultants and businesses that a traditional business would view as competitors.
You will find plenty of outbound links to other blogs and sites in my posts, and my Twitter strategy is almost completely based on sharing the content of others. I am always grateful when my peers consider the content I produce worthy of their attention.
Junta42 recently refreshed the list of Top 42 Content Marketing Blogs and they saw fit putting this blog among some of my favorites. Last year, Cision was kind enough to include Conversation Agent among the top 100 Social Media and Internet Marketing blogs. Invesp also compiled a list of Most Influential Marketers of 2009, as recommended by readers and peers.
Links are the currency of the Web, and I think the best way to show someone you value their contribution is by supporting their work.
Therefore here's a list of top blogs that have not (yet) linked to Conversation Agent as a way of opening communication lines. I encourage news media organizations to do some of this as well on their sites -- it's good to recognize the thought of others.
- Hubspot -- loving especially the posts by Kipp Bodnar
- Chris Garrett -- learn about new media from someone who has been practicing and teaching it for a while
- Dosh Dosh by Maki -- in depth analysis of how you can leverage digital media
- Master New Media by Robin Good -- a very complete resource about digital media
- Scobleizer -- Robert Scoble's passion for what's now and next in technology has few contenders
- Seth Godin -- he constantly challenges us to think harder about marketing
- Six Pixels of Separation by Mitch Joel-- a very eclectic collection of thoughts on media and new communications
- Trey Pennington -- many a good idea here
- Web Strategist by Jeremiah Owyang -- lots of really good analysis on digital media from the customer's seat
In fact, there are hundreds of blogs I read and comment on regularly that have not linked to this site. This is a short list of recommendations for your reading and learning that would be a very good use of your time. This post was a bit tongue in cheek... a link would be nice though. After all, we're all connected.
UPDATE: I do read and respect these people a great deal. I picked the title and format to demonstrate a point, at the risk of being called bitchy (a woman is never assertive, BTW, you knew that, right?). If indeed you think this post reads wrong, as you might. Do you think it's okay to call out brands publicly for doing or not doing what *you* think they should be doing/not doing?
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