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Photos from Dallas, TexasI’m always on the lookout for new sources, new points of interest, new things to research, new ideas. I would imagine you are, too. I’d like you to leave suggestions for who you’re reading in the comments below. Here’s the criteria for who I’m looking for you to share:

  • The original content test. As much as I love Techcrunch, Mashable, ReadWriteWeb, etc., I’d much rather subscribe to the sources they read. Who is writing original stuff? Share them below!
  • The first test. When you open your blog reader, whose blog do you go to first? Share them below!
  • The blind retweet test. Who are some people who are so worth reading that you automatically retweet their stuff first, then read it, because you know they are always providing ridiculously good value? Share them below!
  • The dark horse test. There are some folks who are pretty well known, like Chris Brogan, Mitch Joel, Avinash Kaushik, Jason Falls, etc. that most people know. Who don’t we know but is writing at the same level of value and quality? Share them below!

If you include a link (please do), there’s a good chance the comment will be moderated by Disqus, so I’ll approve it manually – thus, don’t hit submit comment a whole bunch of times if nothing appears. I’m out of the office today, so come back at the end of the day to see all the comments, or if you folks leave a phenomenal list, I may take the time to publish it as an OPML file for everyone.

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15 responses to “Who are you reading?”

  1. Here are some of the photography sites I run to first thing every morning:

    Confessions of a Photographer: http://bertstephani.com/blog
    Mike Olbinski: http://www.mikeolbinski.com
    Scott Wood: http://myblueheaven.com
    Todd Adamson: http://photernal.com
    Photo Donuts (daily selection): http://photodonuts.com

    I pick up a lot of inspiration and ideas from these folks.  They also serve as a nice counterweight to my ideas.

  2. I recently discovered Heidi Grant Halvorson, a motivational psychologist who has done extensive research on the science behind goal setting and goal achievement. Author of the book, “Succeed: How we can reach our goals.”  Very very helpful stuff. http://www.heidigranthalvorson.com/

  3. I read all of the usual suspects, but I also like variety in my cereal, so here are the “Lucky Charms” in my blog list:

    Michael Hyatt (Leadership) – http://michaelhyatt.com
    Christine Gilbert (Travel, Adventure) – http://almostfearless.com
    Jenni Hogan (Release your Inner Hotness) – http://missionhotmama.com
    Sarah Robinson (Lifestyle) – http://escaping-mediocrity.com/

    I can’t wait to see everyone else’s recommendations.  It’s always fun to add new perspectives to my morning reading.

  4. I would consider @bluestreakblog a “dark horse”. Very high quality content but not as well known as some others. Well worth reading.

  5. I read blogs and other stuff off the internet, but I’m old-fashioned. I like to read BOOKS. Such things as The War of Art by Steven Pressfield, Mark Twain, most things by Seth Godin, The Worldly Philosophers, The Martian Chronicles and others by Ray Bradbury, Music City Babylon by Scott Faragher, The Real Frank Zappa Book, The Search for the Ivory Billed Woodpecker and the list goes on and on and on.           BT

  6. Ah, you assume I have a blog reader 🙂 I’m a headline guy. If someone I’m following tweets an interesting headline, I’ll usually retweet it blindly. It’s not anyone specific. I really only read you, Chris, and Seth Godin everyday. My niche is #filmmakers and #scriptchat and those that publish with frequency there, get most of my attention, and my first reads of the day. There’s more, however, that’s enough to get you started 🙂

  7. Forgot to tweet my comment 🙂 Fixed!!! 

  8. “Whispers in the Loggia” is a good insider’s blog into the Vatican if you’re looking to go beyond the sensational headlines about Catholicism. One of my regular reads as a “life & faith” blogger.

  9. Christopher McGown Avatar
    Christopher McGown

     I live in the non-profit world for the most past.   With that, I suggest two @Blackbaud & @GrizzardComm.  They both have a few writers that I also follow, but the company RT’s the best stuff.

  10.  I read a whole host of news feeds, the usual marketing blogs but the ones that stand out (besides yours) are:

    The Root Report: http://www.rootreport.com/
    Personal Cartography: http://personalcartography.com
    Suze Muse: http://www.suzemuse.com/

    I’m actually realizing that I need a refresh on what I read or more inspiring stuff.

  11. I’ve read Pete Michaud for a couple of years now. Excellent, thoughtful, original writing:

  12. Suresh Babu Avatar
    Suresh Babu

    I listen to:

     Marketing Over Coffee
    Search Engine Land
    Six Pixels of Seperation
    On the Record Podcast
    For Immediate Release – FIR

  13. i have all the respects very carefully its really well.

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  15. Hello Christopher, It’s an awesome post.thanks for sharing with us

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