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Top social media blogs to follow

 

Social Media Management is hectic. You have a thousand things to do on daily basis between posting, writing new content, replying to comments and questions, networking, reporting and staying up-to-date on the latest news of the industry.

Sometimes we wonder how one even manages to do it all. To save a few precious minutes of your day, here’s a list of Allin1Social’s favourite Social Media Blogs that every social media manager should read regularly to make sure to never miss on the latest in the digital world.

Allin1Social recommends: Top 10 Social Media Blogs

 

1. Razor Social

RazorSocial Blog, by Ian Cleary, keeps you up-to-date with the latest information about social media, especially social media tools and technology. Don’t forget to check their Tool Directory.

 

2. Mari Smith 

Mari Smith is a social media thought leader, speaker and influencer whose posts are always on point, easy and quick to read. Mari is super active on Twitter and likes to network, so don’t hesitate to tell her what you thought about her articles.

 

3. Social Media Examiner

Social Media Examiner says it’s the world’s largest online social media magazine.Their editorial team works with top social media pros and writes about anything related to social media: expert interviews, industry research reviews, news & trends. It’s one of the the first social media influencer blogs that you just have to keep following, no matter how many other blogs you have on your list.

 

4. Marketing Pilgrim 

Marketing Pilgrim is a website that gathers the latest news, rumors and reviews of all things related to internet marketing and online advertising from different other blogs and social media writers. Articles are divided by topics, so you can easily find the news you’re interested in.

 

5. Dustn TV 

Dustin W. Stout has a visually beautiful and well curated blog with great professional social media articles. He’s a speaker and social media consultant, and definitely a must-addition to your daily social media blogs to follow.

 

6. Jenn’s Trends 

Jenn Herman is especially an Instagram enthusiast, but writes also about other social media channels and topics. Anyway, her in-depth articles about Instagram marketing alone are a great reason to check her blog out.

 

7.  Andrea Vahl 

Andrea Vahl is a known social media consultant and the co-autohr of Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies, who writes about social media, naturally focusing on Facebook marketing.

 

8. Jeff Bullas 

Jeff Bullas writes about social media, content marketing and digital marketing. He also has a good number of interesting guest bloggers share their knowledge on his blog on a regular basis.

 

9. QuickSprout by Neil Patel 

Neil Patel helps companies grow their revenue through social media, website optimization & SEO optimization. His blog gives you more specific tips into digital marketing like landing page optimization, SEO and lead generation.

 

10. Social Boom by Kim Garst 

Kim Garst is a social media consultant, a “first lady of Periscope” and a social selling expert – always sharing her best social media tips with a huge smile on her face.

 

If you add these blogs to your daily reading list, or subscribe to a few of the newsletters, you won’t need to browse through the internet looking for the best tips, latest trends and best practices anymore. These guys got you covered.

Got something to add to the list? What blogs do you follow on a daily basis? Share your tips!

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