Boy, there were some AMAZING posts this last week! I got some great recommendations, and making choices for the remainder was tough. I hope you enjoy reading these posts as much as I did. Maybe they will inspire you to write your own blog post in response.
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1. We were off and running with this post from Matt Shaw. He calls it his “boogie man post” and he calls out Chris Brogan.
2. Another great post from Lisa Barone: 6 ways to lose customers, credibility, and friends on social media
3. Stellar and to the point from @sueyoungmedia: “Hello, my name is Dumbass” (love it)
4. One of the more brilliant posts on Social Influence I’ve seen, by my buddy @JefftheSensei
5. My friend Ellen (aka @SweetSoaps) is gonna be on MSNBC on Sunday!!! 😮
6. @SbuxMel has a lot of insights about the business side of Starbucks in her post about “drip only” lines.
7. This is a really amazing post from @LisaPetrilli on the importance of asking, from May of this year.
8. In case you wanted tangible proof as to why I admire @JayBaer, read his “Chicken and the Egg” post.
9. Great article from toprankblog.com (written by Andy Beal) on 6 steps to take before you start monitoring of Social Media
10. There were a lot of posts about 9/11, but I thought @mayaREguru’s was among the most poignant.
11. Outstanding interview sent to me by @ckburgess: The 7 steps of creativity, interview of Tim Leake by Brian Slattery
12. How Eminem stayed relevant & how it can save your blog. Masterful post at copyblogger, written by Sean Platt.
13. @tommyismyname is struggling with character versus authenticity. Are you? Read this excellent post.
14. My new friend @CorpWriter4Hire debunks 5 myths about the corporate Ghost Writer. Very educational!
15. Are you so busy calling yourself an expert that you’re not even doing due diligence and researching your prospects? Read why @RickBakas groups “Social Media experts” with Santa Claus.
16. This will probably end up being the cutest post — about clouded leopard cubs 🙂 Thanks to @SarahLizLaw for the suggestion!
17. One of my favorite scenes from this week’s Mad Men also inspired @BrianSRice. The Wind and the Son, one of Aesop’s Fables
18. Internet Marketing is still very much like the Wild Wild West. @AllisonNazarian warns, “beware of the snake oil salesman” in her post, Enough Already (recommended to me by @cloudspark)
19. If you love metrics and ROI, you’ll love this fantastically researched post from @createdevelop
20. My always brilliant friend @knowledgebishop offers thoughts on how our current Social Media world is like Musical Chairs.
21. A checklist from @ementormarketing for driving traffic to your new e-commerce website (guest post at 365daysofstartups.com)
22. @smartel explains the wonder of a company both listening AND using good manners in Social Media. Great story!
23. @mitchjoel writes more eloquently than I ever could about one simple truth – Social Media might not be perfect for you or your company
24. @geoffliving is pondering how to stay relevant for your communities. And by the way, this is how you disclose that you are using your blog to work on a book.
25. @pushingsocial writes about trust as a blogging power tool. Trust him, it works!
26. The press release is dead? @HeidiCohen says Au Contraire. The Press Release is Alive and Kicking!
27. Interesting peek into the future, and the present, and the past, in @julien’s Where the poor go post
28. I want to keep the spotlight on the awful situation Colin Bower is in. Here is @ChrisBrogan’s post about Colin, Noor, and Ramsay
29. @BethHarte wrote a brilliant post on why we don’t ask why. Can you answer any of her “why” questions? Awe inspiring food for thought.
30. Talk about thought provoking. @SuzanneVara on Twitter gone bad (or is it?)