Jason Falls

Jason Falls

Perhaps it was my Monday exploration of Google Reader trends. Perhaps I’m inspired by (nay, copy-catting) Amber Naslund’s recent post, What I’m Reading, Vol. 1. But I want to make sure Twitter isn’t the only place I tip a cap to some good bloggers I’ve been reading of late. Consider this a bit of an extension of Follow Friday on Twitter. In the era when industry watchers are declaring blogs dead, These are five blogs I enjoy reading and why.

Louis Gray – louisgray.com | RSS Feed

Louis’s blog is billed as a, “Silicon Valley Blog for early adopters, technology geeks, RSS addicts and Mac freaks.” And it delivers on those promises. Louis is very smart and takes gadget blogging well beyond just that. He’s quickly becoming a go-to commentator on social media, technology trends and tools.

Louis’s latest posts include:

Mark Schaefer – {grow} | RSS Feed

I had the pleasure of meeting Mark in person recently and I’m glad I did. Not only is he a fellow West Virginia Mountaineer, but has some fantastic experience and insights on the marketing world, particularly with respect to the B2B space. He’s also a teacher – adjunct professor at Tusculum College – and brings a bit of the how-to vibe to what he shares as well. Besides, he called Kim Kardashian a “Twitter-pie.” Well worth the subscription.

Mark’s latest posts include:

The Ad Contrarian – The Ad Contrarian | RSS Feed

I know who authors the Ad Contrarian as I’m sure many do, but I’ve also heard him say he’d prefer his clients not know he blogs, so I’ll respect that and just refer to him as a crotchety old bastard who’s funny as hell. The author is the CEO of a west coast ad agency. He’s a social media skeptic, but with the title of his blog, you’d expect him to be. He’s actually contrarian about a lot of stuff which is sad if you take what he writes too seriously. I’m sure he doesn’t. I don’t and he makes me laugh a lot.

Ad Contrarian’s latest posts include:

Ricardo Bueno – Social Media Strategies For Real Estate | RSS Feed

Ribeezie (a/k/a Ricardo Bueno) has done something really smart, in a sense, by putting his stake in the ground and going after the real estate market as a social media consultant and thinker. I love the fact he’s boiled it down to a niche vertical in a niche industry. It takes vision and guts. But Ricardo is not just a real estate industry blogger. He’s a smart, up-and-comer in the social media space. He’s got a ton of energy and the kind of attitude that tells you he’ll be around in the industry a while.

Ricardo’s latest posts include:

Tom Fischer – The Bourbon Blog | RSS Feed

What fun would it be if I just did social media blogs, right? Tom Fischer is a broadcasting pro and a hell of a guy who happens to love bourbon. He’s spent a lot of time and effort revamping The Bourbon Blog recently and produces some great content. Because he’s a broadcast journalist by trade, his videos and interviews are high quality for some ole’ bourbon blog. He’s created kind of a third party home of bourbon online for the masses, not just the grizzled bourbon nutters. And if you like bourbon, or may want to explore, you ought to subscribe to it. And while one of his latest posts is about one of my clients, I’ve hung out with Tom and know him pretty well. I’d plug him and I read him regardless of his fondness for certain brands.

Tom’s latest posts include:

Those are five of my faves. Please share some of yours in the comments section.

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About Jason Falls

Jason Falls

Jason Falls is a leading thinker, speaker and strategist in the world of digital marketing and is co-author of two books, No Bullshit Social Media: The All-Business, No-Hype Guide To Social Media Marketing and The Rebel's Guide To Email Marketing. By day, he leads digital strategy for Elasticity, one of the world's most innovative digital marketing and public relations firms. Follow him on Twitter (@JasonFalls).

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  • http://ryanstephensmarketing.com/blog/ ryanstephens

    I've been a big fan of Ricardo's approach and blog for quite some time now. In fact he's the first person to introduce me to SME about 6-8 months ago or so. (Thanks Ricardo!)

    And for whatever reason The Ad Contrarian was not on my radar, but I've definitely checked it out since this post and I think it's safe to say I'll be returning. I enjoyed this post, great way to spot light a few people that aren't always in the same ole mix.

    Thanks Jason!

  • http://ryanstephensmarketing.com/blog/ ryanstephens

    I've been a big fan of Ricardo's approach and blog for quite some time now. In fact he's the first person to introduce me to SME about 6-8 months ago or so. (Thanks Ricardo!)

    And for whatever reason The Ad Contrarian was not on my radar, but I've definitely checked it out since this post and I think it's safe to say I'll be returning. I enjoyed this post, great way to spot light a few people that aren't always in the same ole mix.

    Thanks Jason!

  • http://ryanstephensmarketing.com/blog/ ryanstephens

    I've been a big fan of Ricardo's approach and blog for quite some time now. In fact he's the first person to introduce me to SME about 6-8 months ago or so. (Thanks Ricardo!)

    And for whatever reason The Ad Contrarian was not on my radar, but I've definitely checked it out since this post and I think it's safe to say I'll be returning. I enjoyed this post, great way to spot light a few people that aren't always in the same ole mix.

    Thanks Jason!

  • http://ryanstephensmarketing.com/blog/ ryanstephens

    I've been a big fan of Ricardo's approach and blog for quite some time now. In fact he's the first person to introduce me to SME about 6-8 months ago or so. (Thanks Ricardo!)

    And for whatever reason The Ad Contrarian was not on my radar, but I've definitely checked it out since this post and I think it's safe to say I'll be returning. I enjoyed this post, great way to spot light a few people that aren't always in the same ole mix.

    Thanks Jason!

  • http://ryanstephensmarketing.com/blog/ ryanstephens

    I've been a big fan of Ricardo's approach and blog for quite some time now. In fact he's the first person to introduce me to SME about 6-8 months ago or so. (Thanks Ricardo!)

    And for whatever reason The Ad Contrarian was not on my radar, but I've definitely checked it out since this post and I think it's safe to say I'll be returning. I enjoyed this post, great way to spot light a few people that aren't always in the same ole mix.

    Thanks Jason!

  • http://ryanstephensmarketing.com/blog/ ryanstephens

    I've been a big fan of Ricardo's approach and blog for quite some time now. In fact he's the first person to introduce me to SME about 6-8 months ago or so. (Thanks Ricardo!)

    And for whatever reason The Ad Contrarian was not on my radar, but I've definitely checked it out since this post and I think it's safe to say I'll be returning. I enjoyed this post, great way to spot light a few people that aren't always in the same ole mix.

    Thanks Jason!

  • http://ryanstephensmarketing.com/blog/ ryanstephens

    I've been a big fan of Ricardo's approach and blog for quite some time now. In fact he's the first person to introduce me to SME about 6-8 months ago or so. (Thanks Ricardo!)

    And for whatever reason The Ad Contrarian was not on my radar, but I've definitely checked it out since this post and I think it's safe to say I'll be returning. I enjoyed this post, great way to spot light a few people that aren't always in the same ole mix.

    Thanks Jason!

  • http://ryanstephensmarketing.com/blog/ ryanstephens

    I've been a big fan of Ricardo's approach and blog for quite some time now. In fact he's the first person to introduce me to SME about 6-8 months ago or so. (Thanks Ricardo!)

    And for whatever reason The Ad Contrarian was not on my radar, but I've definitely checked it out since this post and I think it's safe to say I'll be returning. I enjoyed this post, great way to spot light a few people that aren't always in the same ole mix.

    Thanks Jason!

  • http://crumpleitup.com/blog Greg Matthews

    Great stuff, J. Have subscribed to a couple of these that I wasn't aware of (am especially excited about the bourbon blog!). I work in the health space, and there are a couple of health blogs that I think are really noteworthy because of both the thinking and the writing:
    Bryan Vartabedian (aka @doctor_v) writes at http://www.33charts.com/. I find his writing to be the most readable and insightful of the hundreds of “doctor blogs” out there.
    Jen McCabe (aka @jensmccabe) writes at http://healthmgmtrx.blogspot.com/. I think that Jen is doing some of the most interesting and innovative stuff in healthcare today. She's got some great perspectives on technology, but her secret sauce is that she cares so deeply about the way that real people *experience* health and healthcare. Her blog is raw and pithy – and never boring.

  • http://crumpleitup.com/blog Greg Matthews

    Great stuff, J. Have subscribed to a couple of these that I wasn't aware of (am especially excited about the bourbon blog!). I work in the health space, and there are a couple of health blogs that I think are really noteworthy because of both the thinking and the writing:
    Bryan Vartabedian (aka @doctor_v) writes at http://www.33charts.com/. I find his writing to be the most readable and insightful of the hundreds of “doctor blogs” out there.
    Jen McCabe (aka @jensmccabe) writes at http://healthmgmtrx.blogspot.com/. I think that Jen is doing some of the most interesting and innovative stuff in healthcare today. She's got some great perspectives on technology, but her secret sauce is that she cares so deeply about the way that real people *experience* health and healthcare. Her blog is raw and pithy – and never boring.

  • http://crumpleitup.com/blog Greg Matthews

    Great stuff, J. Have subscribed to a couple of these that I wasn't aware of (am especially excited about the bourbon blog!). I work in the health space, and there are a couple of health blogs that I think are really noteworthy because of both the thinking and the writing:
    Bryan Vartabedian (aka @doctor_v) writes at http://www.33charts.com/. I find his writing to be the most readable and insightful of the hundreds of “doctor blogs” out there.
    Jen McCabe (aka @jensmccabe) writes at http://healthmgmtrx.blogspot.com/. I think that Jen is doing some of the most interesting and innovative stuff in healthcare today. She's got some great perspectives on technology, but her secret sauce is that she cares so deeply about the way that real people *experience* health and healthcare. Her blog is raw and pithy – and never boring.

  • http://crumpleitup.com/blog Greg Matthews

    Great stuff, J. Have subscribed to a couple of these that I wasn't aware of (am especially excited about the bourbon blog!). I work in the health space, and there are a couple of health blogs that I think are really noteworthy because of both the thinking and the writing:
    Bryan Vartabedian (aka @doctor_v) writes at http://www.33charts.com/. I find his writing to be the most readable and insightful of the hundreds of “doctor blogs” out there.
    Jen McCabe (aka @jensmccabe) writes at http://healthmgmtrx.blogspot.com/. I think that Jen is doing some of the most interesting and innovative stuff in healthcare today. She's got some great perspectives on technology, but her secret sauce is that she cares so deeply about the way that real people *experience* health and healthcare. Her blog is raw and pithy – and never boring.

  • http://crumpleitup.com/blog Greg Matthews

    Great stuff, J. Have subscribed to a couple of these that I wasn't aware of (am especially excited about the bourbon blog!). I work in the health space, and there are a couple of health blogs that I think are really noteworthy because of both the thinking and the writing:
    Bryan Vartabedian (aka @doctor_v) writes at http://www.33charts.com/. I find his writing to be the most readable and insightful of the hundreds of “doctor blogs” out there.
    Jen McCabe (aka @jensmccabe) writes at http://healthmgmtrx.blogspot.com/. I think that Jen is doing some of the most interesting and innovative stuff in healthcare today. She's got some great perspectives on technology, but her secret sauce is that she cares so deeply about the way that real people *experience* health and healthcare. Her blog is raw and pithy – and never boring.

  • http://crumpleitup.com/blog Greg Matthews

    Great stuff, J. Have subscribed to a couple of these that I wasn't aware of (am especially excited about the bourbon blog!). I work in the health space, and there are a couple of health blogs that I think are really noteworthy because of both the thinking and the writing:
    Bryan Vartabedian (aka @doctor_v) writes at http://www.33charts.com/. I find his writing to be the most readable and insightful of the hundreds of “doctor blogs” out there.
    Jen McCabe (aka @jensmccabe) writes at http://healthmgmtrx.blogspot.com/. I think that Jen is doing some of the most interesting and innovative stuff in healthcare today. She's got some great perspectives on technology, but her secret sauce is that she cares so deeply about the way that real people *experience* health and healthcare. Her blog is raw and pithy – and never boring.

  • http://crumpleitup.com/blog Greg Matthews

    Great stuff, J. Have subscribed to a couple of these that I wasn't aware of (am especially excited about the bourbon blog!). I work in the health space, and there are a couple of health blogs that I think are really noteworthy because of both the thinking and the writing:
    Bryan Vartabedian (aka @doctor_v) writes at http://www.33charts.com/. I find his writing to be the most readable and insightful of the hundreds of “doctor blogs” out there.
    Jen McCabe (aka @jensmccabe) writes at http://healthmgmtrx.blogspot.com/. I think that Jen is doing some of the most interesting and innovative stuff in healthcare today. She's got some great perspectives on technology, but her secret sauce is that she cares so deeply about the way that real people *experience* health and healthcare. Her blog is raw and pithy – and never boring.

  • http://crumpleitup.com/blog Greg Matthews

    Great stuff, J. Have subscribed to a couple of these that I wasn't aware of (am especially excited about the bourbon blog!). I work in the health space, and there are a couple of health blogs that I think are really noteworthy because of both the thinking and the writing:
    Bryan Vartabedian (aka @doctor_v) writes at http://www.33charts.com/. I find his writing to be the most readable and insightful of the hundreds of “doctor blogs” out there.
    Jen McCabe (aka @jensmccabe) writes at http://healthmgmtrx.blogspot.com/. I think that Jen is doing some of the most interesting and innovative stuff in healthcare today. She's got some great perspectives on technology, but her secret sauce is that she cares so deeply about the way that real people *experience* health and healthcare. Her blog is raw and pithy – and never boring.

  • Lara Dickson

    Should be six blogs – including your own Jason! I continually glean excellent info (and occasionally humor) from most of the above. My latest indulgence is SocialMediaCommando.com. Thanks to all for your gems of wisdom.

  • Lara Dickson

    Should be six blogs – including your own Jason! I continually glean excellent info (and occasionally humor) from most of the above. My latest indulgence is SocialMediaCommando.com. Thanks to all for your gems of wisdom.

  • Lara Dickson

    Should be six blogs – including your own Jason! I continually glean excellent info (and occasionally humor) from most of the above. My latest indulgence is SocialMediaCommando.com. Thanks to all for your gems of wisdom.

  • Lara Dickson

    Should be six blogs – including your own Jason! I continually glean excellent info (and occasionally humor) from most of the above. My latest indulgence is SocialMediaCommando.com. Thanks to all for your gems of wisdom.

  • Lara Dickson

    Should be six blogs – including your own Jason! I continually glean excellent info (and occasionally humor) from most of the above. My latest indulgence is SocialMediaCommando.com. Thanks to all for your gems of wisdom.

  • Lara Dickson

    Should be six blogs – including your own Jason! I continually glean excellent info (and occasionally humor) from most of the above. My latest indulgence is SocialMediaCommando.com. Thanks to all for your gems of wisdom.

  • Lara Dickson

    Should be six blogs – including your own Jason! I continually glean excellent info (and occasionally humor) from most of the above. My latest indulgence is SocialMediaCommando.com. Thanks to all for your gems of wisdom.

  • Lara Dickson

    Should be six blogs – including your own Jason! I continually glean excellent info (and occasionally humor) from most of the above. My latest indulgence is SocialMediaCommando.com. Thanks to all for your gems of wisdom.

  • http://www.igomogul.com iGoMogul

    Jason, thanks for this! I like this 'new' trend of promoting those you like on your blog rather than FollowFriday and I'm excited to see some new names on this list! Some blogs get all the luck … and that's not to say they're not good, it's just refreshing to hear some new names. Thanks!
    Sara @ iGoMogul

  • http://www.igomogul.com iGoMogul

    Jason, thanks for this! I like this 'new' trend of promoting those you like on your blog rather than FollowFriday and I'm excited to see some new names on this list! Some blogs get all the luck … and that's not to say they're not good, it's just refreshing to hear some new names. Thanks!
    Sara @ iGoMogul

  • http://www.igomogul.com iGoMogul

    Jason, thanks for this! I like this 'new' trend of promoting those you like on your blog rather than FollowFriday and I'm excited to see some new names on this list! Some blogs get all the luck … and that's not to say they're not good, it's just refreshing to hear some new names. Thanks!
    Sara @ iGoMogul

  • http://www.igomogul.com iGoMogul

    Jason, thanks for this! I like this 'new' trend of promoting those you like on your blog rather than FollowFriday and I'm excited to see some new names on this list! Some blogs get all the luck … and that's not to say they're not good, it's just refreshing to hear some new names. Thanks!
    Sara @ iGoMogul

  • http://www.igomogul.com iGoMogul

    Jason, thanks for this! I like this 'new' trend of promoting those you like on your blog rather than FollowFriday and I'm excited to see some new names on this list! Some blogs get all the luck … and that's not to say they're not good, it's just refreshing to hear some new names. Thanks!
    Sara @ iGoMogul

  • http://www.igomogul.com iGoMogul

    Jason, thanks for this! I like this 'new' trend of promoting those you like on your blog rather than FollowFriday and I'm excited to see some new names on this list! Some blogs get all the luck … and that's not to say they're not good, it's just refreshing to hear some new names. Thanks!
    Sara @ iGoMogul

  • http://www.igomogul.com iGoMogul

    Jason, thanks for this! I like this 'new' trend of promoting those you like on your blog rather than FollowFriday and I'm excited to see some new names on this list! Some blogs get all the luck … and that's not to say they're not good, it's just refreshing to hear some new names. Thanks!
    Sara @ iGoMogul

  • http://www.igomogul.com iGoMogul

    Jason, thanks for this! I like this 'new' trend of promoting those you like on your blog rather than FollowFriday and I'm excited to see some new names on this list! Some blogs get all the luck … and that's not to say they're not good, it's just refreshing to hear some new names. Thanks!
    Sara @ iGoMogul

  • http://www.thejimgaudet.com/blog/ thejimgaudet

    This is the reason I follow a lot of people. I want to know what they like. See how it works for them and maybe me…

    And, I am working on a real estate project, so checking out Ribeezi. And, always like funny things so putting the Ad Contrarian next to the Bloggess..

  • http://www.thejimgaudet.com/blog/ thejimgaudet

    This is the reason I follow a lot of people. I want to know what they like. See how it works for them and maybe me…

    And, I am working on a real estate project, so checking out Ribeezi. And, always like funny things so putting the Ad Contrarian next to the Bloggess..

  • http://www.thejimgaudet.com/blog/ thejimgaudet

    This is the reason I follow a lot of people. I want to know what they like. See how it works for them and maybe me…

    And, I am working on a real estate project, so checking out Ribeezi. And, always like funny things so putting the Ad Contrarian next to the Bloggess..

  • http://www.thejimgaudet.com/blog/ thejimgaudet

    This is the reason I follow a lot of people. I want to know what they like. See how it works for them and maybe me…

    And, I am working on a real estate project, so checking out Ribeezi. And, always like funny things so putting the Ad Contrarian next to the Bloggess..

  • http://www.thejimgaudet.com/blog/ thejimgaudet

    This is the reason I follow a lot of people. I want to know what they like. See how it works for them and maybe me…

    And, I am working on a real estate project, so checking out Ribeezi. And, always like funny things so putting the Ad Contrarian next to the Bloggess..

  • http://thejimgaudet.com/ the Jim Gaudet

    This is the reason I follow a lot of people. I want to know what they like. See how it works for them and maybe me…

    And, I am working on a real estate project, so checking out Ribeezi. And, always like funny things so putting the Ad Contrarian next to the Bloggess..

  • http://adcontrarian.blogspot.com bob hoffman

    Thanks, Jason.

  • http://adcontrarian.blogspot.com bob hoffman

    Thanks, Jason.

  • http://adcontrarian.blogspot.com bob hoffman

    Thanks, Jason.

  • http://adcontrarian.blogspot.com bob hoffman

    Thanks, Jason.

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    try this one:

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