Yesterday’s post, 3 Tips to Managing the Web of Distraction, was inspired by an email I received from Sheila Atwood, The Newbie Life. Sheila writes about how to use the internet to increase your business. Her posts are always valuable and content-rich so I follow her regularly. She gave some examples of how to be of service to readers by saving them time and offering recommendations to favorite blog or website links in yesterday’s Taking the Tour of 7 Great Blogs.
Personally, if someone I follow regularly (and I am very choosy when it comes to who gets my time) and I respect their content, then I will absolutely be interested to know who they recommend. It was a great time saver for me to be able to check out some of Sheila’s favs and led me to some new resources I wouldn’t most likely have found on my own. So I’m going to pay it forward with links to four sites or blogs today.
I look for two different kinds of sources. The first covers the business tips and information that will help me to grow my business and reach out to more people so I can help them transform their lives. Here are four of my top recommendations of people I follow and why…
The Newbie Life, Sheila Atwood ~ as I mentioned up top, Sheila inspired this whole idea by her blog post. Her site is well-organized and easy to navigate. Her blog posts are topic focused and the key information up front. There are lots of great links sprinkled around to take you to other resources as well. Sheila breaks things down so you can understand the concepts quickly and easily.
Decisive Minds, Michele Scism, “The Results Lady” ~ co-creator of the Ultimate Blog Challenge, Michelle is another on the top of my list. I recently did a complimentary session with her that confirmed to me she’s definitely got major insights into the art of social media networking. She’s got a great affordable program for getting those of us not yet up to speed on how to really work the world of social media that is worth contacting her about. One of her recent posts that inspired me to get more interactive with my blogging is Do Unto Others.
Michelle Schaeffer ~ I definitely can’t mention one Michele without the other. These two women offer the same quality of information and knowledgeable insights. Plus they both put a ton of time into helping others. The Ultimate Blog Challenge has inspired many writers to post more and new ones to get started. Michelle has a feature where she identifies the amount of reading time her posts will require. It’s a great idea and shows she values the reader’s time. Michelle has lots of business and marketing tips but she also includes some inspirational posts that are uplifting, particularly when facing a business challenge.
Martha Giffen ~ I love the clean look of Martha’s site. I don’t get lost in a bunch of graphics, banners and affiliate product promotions. I would rather spend my time reading content and getting to know about a writer and their business than digging through layers of junk to find the pearls of wisdom that most bloggers offer. Speaking of junk, Martha did a great post on de-cluttering that speaks to this issue.
Coaching Common ~ for my fellow coaches out there or anyone who wants to learn more about the modality of coaching, this site offers a wealth of information and well-written articles.
Tomorrow, check in for my top four recommends for inspiration and motivation I turn to when I need a jolt of energy to keep on purpose.