It’s been a while since I last wrote the weekend entry. This was a good habit, for at least three important reasons:
- it brought to your attention interesting blogs you were probably not familiar with;
- it recognized quality and excellence, giving more than link love and buzz to these blogs: a genuine proof of appreciation;
- it kept me motivated to search for at least one new blog each day, extending my reading;
I have to say in the past this has always been a rewarding experience and a real tradition at eWritings. Today I revive this tradition with five excellent blog recommendations.
Virtual Impax is a blog I discovered recently, after Kathy left a comment on my controversial entry “MyBlogLog, What’s Wrong with You?” Her blog has an excellent design, but more importantly, the articles are literally taking the pulse of the Web. Kathy focuses on blogging advice and content quality, but also on what new trends might impact your web presence in general. Her most recent entry reveals how Alexa’s algorithm change will affect sites that accept paid reviews and a lot more.
Newmediatype is an online business and marketing blog by Lex G a very talented webtrepreneur from Netherlands. Lex doesn’t post as often as I’d like, but the absence of quantity is compensated through quality. You’ll see that all posts are exceptionally well structured, nothing is left to chance and you’ll really know that the man knows his business. Read for example his first impressions on WordPress 2.5.
A very good resource for PR professionals and for all those interested in online public relations is Naked PR. Jennifern Mattern blogs exclusively about public relations, so don’t expect a “soft touch” and easy readings. There are some fun entries though, like Top Ten Reasons Why Facebook Sucks.
I am sure you are all familiar with Search Engine Journal, but I have to add it to the list, because the site is professional and it publishes interesting, quality articles every day. This is one of the advantages of having a multi-author blog. For example, today we read that Google Likes Working With Yahoo – nothing new for professional SEOs, but interesting news for those less familiar with what happens behind the scenes in the search engines world.
Now relax, take a cup of hot chocolate and follow this link to Mixed Metaphor. Jenn’s blog is one of those oasis where creative writing and graphic beauty intertwine to create harmony – a magic world where you will want to return.