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8 Social Media Blogs You Should Be Following – Part 1

Looking for a few good social media blogs to follow? With thousands available on the web, you’ve got plenty to choose from, but obviously you can’t read them all. You need to focus on those blogs that are up-to-date, engaging, and offer high-quality content. Here in no particular order are our picks for social media blogs worth subscribing to – they’ll help you keep up with what’s going on in the field.

Social Media Examiner

Founded by Michael Stelzner, Social Media Examiner is the world’s biggest online social media magazine, with 800,000+ monthly readers and over 200,000 email subscribers. Billing itself as “Your Guide to the Social Media Jungle,” if offers plenty of how-tos for businesses seeking more traffic, customers, and sales. Social Media Examiner also hosts the Social Media Marketing podcast show, as well as Social Media Marketing World, the industry’s leading conference.

Heidi Cohen

Headed by namesake Heidi Cohen, who bills herself as an “actionable marketing expert,” this blog breaks down social media, blogging, and digital marketing concepts so that they’re easy to understand and implement. Regular columns include “Actionable marketing 101,” which provides information on marketing basics, and “Market Research Insights,” which delves into current research on the digital world.

Social Fresh

Created by Jason Keath, Social Fresh features social media news, commentary, and tips from a community of bloggers. It also offers training resources in a variety of formats, including ebooks and webinars. Want to rub elbows with others in the social media sphere? Then consider attending the organization’s two yearly conferences – Social Fresh EAST and Social Fresh WEST.

Social Media Explorer

Founded by Jason Falls, Social Media Explorer provides news, insights, and opinions on social media marketing and monitoring, as well as digital marketing, search engine marketing, public relations, and media/journalism. Its sister site Exploring Social Media enables its members to not only access online lessons, but to also get answers to their questions from experts in the industry.

Next week we’ll look at 4 more social media blogs that will help you keep tabs on what’s going on in the industry.

About Lori Mattern

Lori Mattern

Lori Mattern is Content Manager at bMighty2, where she writes for our blog, helps manage our Facebook page, and develops content for clients. She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, and received her bachelor's degree at Purdue University and her master's degree at Ohio State University. When she's not hunched over her computer keyboard typing furiously away, she enjoys reading, working out (yes, really), and boning up on her mad WordPress skillz.

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