I’m probably like you. My loyalty to blogs shifts with my interests. So here’s my blogrolls which constantly shift in content. I’m always looking for new ideas and writers. Whom would you add?
Blogs on social media
- Blind Five Year Old – You are spoilt for choice with AJ Kohn. You can read his blog or follow his equally good Google Reader Shared Items. Either way, his content is always challenging the normal and ranging far from the average.
- suzemuse – Susan Murphy’s blog is what you should read when you are, what I call, “blogbored”. You’re up to speed on Wave and Bing as you should for work but you want a little fun. Take your pick from her wide range of subjects.
Blogs on new media
- 10,000 words - journalist Mark S Luckie works hard to compare and contrast one set after another of multi-media activity by US and global websites and photographers. Always surprises. Often learn.
- Currybetnet – Journalist Martin Belam’s blog is a rare thing indeed – instead of focusing on one subject, as we are supposed to do, he covers three areas but does all of them well. I read it for the thorough and objective crits of online journalism.
- Idiomag Blog – Andrew Davies blog is fascinating. It covers a range of new media subjects in some depth and certainly with great regularity, challenging traditional print at every level but positively brimming with ideas to replace lost content, revenue or soul.
Blogs by colleagues
- Journeys through travel – I’ll always have a special loyalty to my colleague Matt Parson’s blog. I’ll never forget the look of excitement on his face as he told me about sensing the blogosphere’s power for the first time. Matt focuses on travel but there are also gems of observation on social media.
- Rob Enslin – Rob helped me into the social web, for which I will always be grateful. His blog, covering anything from web standards to comics is always thoughtful like the man himself. I also know how busy he is so any posting is doubly valuable.
- Uphoff on Media – Tony Uphoff is the CEO of UBM’s TechWeb, publisher of Information Week and co-producer of Web 2.0 Expos with O’Reilly Media. He’s a busy man in a, potentially, sensitive position yet finds time to write regular, provocative posts.
- Grahame’s KBB blog – Grahame Morrison proves a pretty important point – that many of those who are good with the social web are good because they were just as good in traditional media. They just happen to have made that leap of faith.
- The Alarmist blog – Anthony Hildebrand was one of our first journalists to set up a web-hosted blog to drive traffic to Info4Security, his site. It manages to be an irreverent and amusing take on the security industry – not an easy task!