Twitter has its #FF, but today I would like to share some of my favorite sites that I have not included in my blogroll as of yet.
Chris Brogan. Once upon I time, I commented on his blog. After that, he was one of the first people to connect with me on LinkedIn and invited me to follow him on Twitter long before I ever heard of it. When it comes to social media, community and building trust, Chris knows his stuff. But his recent Overnight Success series was particularly impressive to me. The series consisted of several short videos about success and all that goes into reaching it. For an example of Chris’ style and sincerity, check out his third video in the series about excuses here.
AdPulp. I’ve been a fan of this advertising-related site for a while, but I recently re-discovered how much great stuff they have. You’ll see a lot of videos of noteworthy commercials and stories about social media and marketing. With the NFL’s “Big Game” coming up, I’m sure you’ll see additional coverage and analysis of the commercials.
Matt Cheuvront’s Life Without Pants offers his perspective on life less restricted. In a short period of time, this twentysomething blogger has gained some big momentum. An example of this is his recent post I’ll Never Go Back to School . Matt explores social media, blogging and entrepreneurial topics in a thoughtful, positive and informative manner. He also put together an impressive eBook entitled The Inconvenience of Change, in which he collaborated with 38 other bloggers on the topic of inspiring change.
I’ve been reading Jay Schryer’s blog for a while, but have been really blown away by his posts recently. He describes his blog as “the life and times of an eternal seeker” and in his bio, he indicates that he thinks too much. Based on that, and all of the music lyrics and humorous observations that he Tweets about, he is someone I picture myself hanging out with (I guess I already do in a social media kind of way).
Having been laid off a couple times from advertising jobs, I have a deep appreciation for Erik Proulx’s movie Lemonade about former advertising executives picking up the pieces after being let go. I really love the Lemonade home page which indicates, “It’s not a pink slip. It’s a blank page.” So true. I had the privilege of watching the movie late last night after signing up on the mailing list. I must say I was moved and inspired by the stories featured in the film. Seeing it also reminded me why I was attracted to the advertising industry in the first place: people with a high level of creativity and ideas. If you are trying to pick up the pieces in your life due to a layoff or any other circumstance, you will enjoy this movie. Also check out Erik’s blog Please Feed the Animals.
So how about you…have you found any new and interesting sites that have moved you to action or awakened any truths inside of you?
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