A few people have asked me which blogs I read, after I mentioned in a Career Tools cast that I have over 300 in my feed. I’m sorry, but I think you’re going to be disappointed. Most of my list is made up of things that interest me, or help me do my job – they’re not really about management or careers.
I have 16 folders and I divide my blogs amongst the 16 topics. I was using google reader, which I loved, but as it’s going away I’m using Feedly. Don’t love it as much, but I’m sure I’ll get used to it.
My favorite in my business section is Nicholas Bate; http://blog.strategicedge.co.uk/ If you remember Tom Peters Top 50 books, he’s very like that. Short and makes me think.
All my favorite career blogs come from ERE.net. They’re mostly aimed at recruiters and hiring managers, not candidates.
For the women, my two favorite appropriate office wear blogs are http://caphillstyle.com/ and http://corporette.com/ Both are written by whip smart women, and have great commenters too.
In productivity, my favorite blog is http://www.asianefficiency.com/ If you’re an omni-focus fan, this is a can’t miss.
I have a bunch of social media blogs, my favorite of which is probably http://www.chrisbrogan.com/# He does a great sunday morning newsletter too, if you want to run your own business, or get into the social media world.
If you travel a lot, don’t miss http://boardingarea.com/ You’ll see a lot of repeated stuff, but you won’t miss a deal, an announcement or a solution to a problem.
I tend to have an afternoon one weekend when I explore a topic, and I add up to 50 blogs on that topic. Over time, if I don’t find them useful, I have a clear out. I’m probably down to 150 at the moment, and I’ll build back up over time. The ones I’ve mentioned here have been favorites for a long time. I hope you find them useful.
If you have others to share, with me or the rest of the community, please do in the comments – I’d love to hear about them.