Playing Favorites

Do you play favorites? As a parent you are often warned against the dangers of playing favorites. The opposite is true on the web. In this chaotic world we live in there is so much virtual noise that one has to play favorites to stay sane.

Below are 5 of my favorite resources for the creative marketer wearing many hats, some obvious and others not:

  1. Mashable | Social Media News & Web Tips
    Review: It is a wonderful way to keep up to date on what’s what. It is a pretty standard suggestion coming from the world of digital marketing. If you haven’t heard of it, take a moment to go and check it out. I learn something new and interesting everyday from Mashable.
  2. Seth Godin| Riffs on marketing, respect
    and the ways ideas spread

    Review: Wow, is Godin thought provoking. He never sends brand new earth shattering ideas, but he takes a simple concept and makes you look at it under a different light. He is a truly insightful man. If you follow Data Dog on Facebook or Twitter there is no point in hiding that I am smitten. I also love that Godin’s post are short so I can read them in under 3 minutes and continue on with cleaning my inbox.
  3. Copyblogger | Tips and training for content marketers, copywriters and bloggers
    Review: This week a new business owner asked for a great resource for 101 Digital Marketing Tips. I told him this was his one stop shop; it’s that good. I am constantly flagging these blog posts in my inbox. If I had one resource to recommend for people struggling to stay up to date on digital marketing this would be it! It is an everyday language, simple blog, but allows you to dig deep into topics if you so choose.
  4. RadioLab | Podcast weaving stories and science into sound and music-rich documentaries
    Review: If you are daring to “make it” in the world of digital marketing it means you *love* to learn. The virtual world is constantly changing and you need to stay on your toes to be successful in this field. RadioLab doesn’t focus on marketing, but rather science. I am throwing it in for people who love to learn and think outside the box. It is AMAZING. If you enjoy soaking in new things like I do, you will like this wonderful podcast. You can thank me later.
  5. The Art of Non-Conformity | Unconventional strategies for life, work and travel
    Review: Last but not least, the talented Chris Guillebeau has inspired me personally and at the dog house. I have to warn you his posts are long, sometimes I skim and sometimes I just don’t have the time to get through one of his diatribes. However, when you find a post that speaks to you, it really clicks. Pop on over for one of his latest posts, 34 Things I’ve Learned About Life and Adventure. Which of these tips applies to your business or career?

Which sites, blogs or podcasts do you favor everyday? Let’s chat in the comments.

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{Photo Credit :: Thanks to Thaliapap for the wonderful creative commons photo!}