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Over the past several months I have been seeking out and finding some great blogs to read. Some have to do with communications and public relations, some with business growth and strategies, and others that just provide good common sense information. Several of those appear on the blogroll on the home page.

I get new ideas from some, validation that we’re doing things right from others. And then there is the brilliant idea that I just need to steal (with permission, of course).

My friend Gini Dietrich is CEO of Arment Dietrich, a digital communications firm in Chicago. On her blog Fight Against Destructive Spin recently, she asked people to post in the comments a brief description of their company (or personal) blog. Of course many of us were willing to do that and why not, she has a ton of subscribers and gets tons of responses.

Equally as brilliant, she is now taking that information and using it as part of her Twitter “Follow Friday” recommendations, moving the conversation from simply following people to following what these people have to say.

So with Gini’s permission, I am asking you to “pimp your blog” here as well. Tell us a bit about your personal or company blog, share some links to blogs you like and why. And we’ll do our best to help promote those for you.

And if you like what you see on our blog, of course, we’d love for you to be a subscriber.

Now pimp away!

Abbie S. Fink
Abbie S. Fink
Vice President/General Manager Abbie has been doing public relations her whole life…from organizing a picket line in 6th grade to organizing client communications today. She’s passionate about a lot of things, you’ll see. Check out Abbie's full bio

13 Comments

  1. And I stole the idea from Danny Brown! I think this is such a great give back to all of the people you interact with on the social platforms daily. And it gives you access to new material you never would have otherwise found.

    Thanks for pimping my blog for me! 🙂

  2. eatitdrinkit says:

    Hey there! Loved this idea when Gini did it, and I’m HAPPY to pimp again–thanks for the opportunity! I’m a recovering publicist turned wine/beer shop (boutique) owner who has been writing eatit-drinkit.com. A blog where I share the following: Recipes. Wines. Beers. Healthy, easy, accessible cooking. Comforting classics. Fast meals for those of us on the go. Local, in season ingredients. Trying to make sense of eco-friendly cooking and living. Restaurants and travel. Basically, i write about life. One meal, one glass of wine, one bottle of beer at a time! Follow me on twitter @eatitdrinkit!

  3. Brian Meeks says:

    I have a policy, if Gini says to do something, I do it. I would say that she is one smart cookie, but she is actually so smart she is 2 cookies, a brownie and a piece of chocolate cake.

    If you read only one blog then…you should probably go over to Gini’s, but if you have some extra time, then feel free to check out my silly ramblings on http://ExtremelyAverage.com

    Thanks for posting this HMA, it is very much appreciated.

  4. The blog commenting one of those concepts where you smack yourself on the head and say, “Of course! That completely makes sense!” =)

    My personal blog is called ‘Not so subtle’ and covers a wide variety of topics always with the utmost honesty and a bit of an ‘in your face’ style.

    I’m a big fan of ‘Conrey is for Closers’. A former car salesman and now in the tech industry, he is a succinct writer with great tips that can apply in any industry.

    I would also recommend ‘Outspoken Media’. More personal than Mashable and very insightful.

  5. Karyn says:

    Thank you! I’m so much better at pimping others – not so much when it comes to the self-pimpage. Let’s visit over a short/sweet Flair Minute at http://www.flairminute.com, on Facebook (you can call it Facepage if you know my dad), or on Le Twitter @karyncooks. Now what did I do with that crushed velvet suit of mine…?

  6. Deb Evans says:

    LOL, Brian I agree with you and will add that we should also listen to Abbie!

    Please don’t tell my Mom I’m pimping but here goes:

    My blog can be found at http://debevansce.wordpress.com I am the franchise brand President & CEO of COMPUTER EXPLORERS. I like to write about my personal lessons in franchising, leadership and social technology. It’s an ongoing learning experience for me!

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  7. I am a fan of niche blogs so here are a couple that your readers may enjoy.

    Pillar Design Studios Skatepark Blog is a great resources to stay up to date with new skateparks being built and the design methodology.

    The Music Matters Project is a collaborative music photography project that benefits Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. The blog touches on project updates and happenings in music photography.

    I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention my own blog. http://www.grtaylor2.com is a blog tailored for the amateur or hobbyist photographer that wants to develop their photography skills.

  8. Leslie Kahn says:

    I blog about health issues, specifically stress and stress relief services, massage, and also about my 9 year old adopted son with special needs who has SPD (sensory processing disorder).

    My favorite blog is written by another special needs Mom who has 3 special needs boys and she still keeps a sense of humor.
    http://www.hartleysboys.com

  9. DeAnn Baxter says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to share! I started my blog, 10 Items or Less, in March and post every Tuesday and Friday.

    I am a public relations professional seeking a position at a food and beverage consumer packaged goods (CPG) or retail company. I thought I would start the blog to journal what I am learning about the field and the people I meet along the way. So far, feedback has been positive. I’m always looking for tips and advice in terms of the topic and my writing.

    Thanks!

  10. Adine says:

    Thanks for the generous offer. I also took Gini and Danny up on theirs! My corporate blog, The Exari Blog is about the niche technology of document assembly, which is used to automate contracts and legal documents. So while the blog is well read by our little corner of the world, I’m always trying to make that corner a little bit bigger. Thank you for that opportunity. Gini’s and Danny’s blogs both are excellent reads.

  11. Ruth Carter says:

    Thanks for giving me the chance to pimp my blog – Undeniable Ruth – http://www.UndeniableRuth.com. I’m a law student and I write about what I’m most passionate about each week. Some times I write about legal issues that I deal with in my everyday life. Some times I write about life in general and my adventures. I’m also a member of Improv AZ – a local prankster/flash mob group. I write about the legal implications related to our events. I hope you enjoy it!

  12. Andre Willis says:

    Great idea, Abbie!.

    My personal blog is less than a month old, and I write about my life and random things I stumble upon online.

    You’ll notice a few of my friends in my blogroll, including HMA Time. 🙂

  13. Paige Worthy says:

    I always feel a little strange “pimping” my blog to PR and communications professionals, but it feels strange trying to “network” with writers, too.
    So I guess I’ll stick here in the middle and do what Gini says.

    My blog, http://www.paigeworthy.com, is just writing. But don’t go there expecting, “I woke up and made myself a smoothie. It was delicious.” Unless that smoothie really changed my life.
    Which I guess it could.

    Anyway, read it if you’d like.
    The next couple of weeks will focus on my upcoming trip to the United Kingdom. Travel writing is always a joy.

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