Top 33 blogs

My post on Popular blogs suck has turned out to be one of my more popular posts. As a result I’ve had a few people asking me what is actually on my ‘Must Read’ list. Well first of all my ‘Must Read’ also includes mainstream media but I’m only going to list the blogs here:

A Shel of My Former Self – US corporate comms expert and co-presenter of For Immediate Release
AccMan Pro – Dennis Howlett on innovation for professional accountants (or whatever takes his fancy!)
BusinessMatters – Cumbrian accountant Stuart Jones blogging about SME/SMBs in the English Lake District
CorporatePR – fellow New PR conference speaker Elizabeth Albrycht
David Miliband – Secretary of State for Environment & Rural Affairs, and the UK’s first blogging cabinet minister
Democracy Lab – new ideas for citizen engagement, both online and face to face
Desirable Roasted Coffee – IABC member Alan Jenkins in Denmark, a blog so good to look at (and read!) it deserves a visit not just an RSS subscription
Guy Clapperton on the Media – prolific freelance journalist who writes good stuff on IT, small business and Dr Who!
Guido Fawkes’ blog – scurrilous, nasty, right-wing Westminster political tittle-tattle, but amusing none the less
hyku | blog – Josh Hallett in Florida, one of the few blogging social media consultants who knows his stuff, rather than the ‘blogs are it’ hype spouted by most
Iain Dale’s Diary – political diary by a former Conservative parliamentary candidate – a wittier more intelligent Guido
IT Sneak- a very hit and miss blog from IT Week magazine, a keep reading it because I think it must get better!
IT Week Blog Gary Flood – outspoken IT freelance journalist blogging for one of the UK’s three weekly IT mags
Karen Bruce’s Rothwell blog – my wife, of course I read it, it’s fantastic!
Better Communications Results – Lee Hopkins’ off-beat look at communicating with passion
Mediations – the thoughtful and ethical PR lecturer Philip Young at the University of Sunderland and the brains behind the New PR conference series
Morgan McLintic on PR – Lewis PR’s Silicon Valley-based vice-president
Never Trust A Hippy – Poptel Technology co-founder Paul Evans on democracy and online communications
Neville Hobson – Amsterdam-based communicator, blogger, podcaster and fellow speaker at the New PR conference
Pocket PC Thoughts – I’ve recently switched from Palm to Windows Mobile 5 and need to learn about it
POP! PR Jots – blogging PR pro Jeremy Pepper who has left self-employment to work for Weber Shandwick
PR Blogger – Stephen Davies, the extraordinary blogging PR student from the University of Sunderland
PR Opinions – Tom Murphy, Head of PR for Microsoft Ireland, and one of the first PR bloggers – still one of the few that actually talks sense and shares my view about putting blogs in their proper context as part of the comms mix
PR Studies – PR lecturer Richard Bailey at Leeds Metropolitan University
PR. Differently – New York PR man and skydiver Peter Shankman
Recess Monkey – yet more Westminster gossip, this time from an anonymous assistant to a Labour MP
Simonsays – fellow Yorkshire PR consultant Simon Collister who lives about five minutes away
Let’s talk business – a blog by my client Softalk for its customers and prospects in small and medium size businesses
Teblog – veteran freelance journalist, software publisher and media trainer David Tebbutt
The Business Editors – team blog by business journalists at Caspian Publishing (Real Business, Real Finance etc)
The New View From Object Towers – Andrew B. Smith, a fellow technology PR specialist
Tom Watson MP – the UK’s first blogging MP. Has become rather quiet recently, but I believe it is more to do with becoming a father than his appointment as a government whip (and in the latest re-shuffle now a junior defence minister)
Windows Mobile UK – another attempt to learn about Windows Mobile 5 (maybe I should ask Tom for some tips)

You can download an OPML file of these feeds here. You can then import it into your preferred news reader.

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About Stuart Bruce

International communications consultant and PR trainer specialising in online public affairs, digital corporate communications, online PR and social media; frequent national media commentator and conference speaker.
  • http://www.morganmclintic.com Morgan McLintic

    Thanks Stuart – honored to be among such esteemed company. Great list – some new ones for me here too, which I'll be sure to check out on your recommendation. Thanks.

  • http://simoncollister.typepad.com/simonsays Simon Collister

    Many thanks too, Stuart. Without you and the rest of the 'Delivering the New PR' team there would be no Simonsays!

  • http://www.leehopkins.net Lee

    G'day Stuart — thanks for the flattering compliment that I'm worthy enough to be in your feed reader; you're certainly in my 'cappuccino' list (the daily 'must read first' list. Cheers, Lee

  • http://www.accmanpro.com Dennis Howlett

    Nice one Stuart – not put them up as a Technorati faves listing?

  • http://www.prblogger.com Stephen Davies

    Right back at you, Stuart.

  • http://3ca.blogs.com/my_weblog/ Stuart Jones

    Thanks Stuart. Hard to believe I'm in the list. Just doing my job (but doing it like you & the others in the list I guess).

    Good luck in everything you're doing.