Are you looking for content to share on your social profiles? Want to keep up to date on everything going on in the content marketing world? Well, with the help of blogs youâ€™ll be able to keep in the loop, and learn some top tips in the meantime.
Managing blog updates
First, letâ€™s have a look at how to manage your subscriptions/blogs. Some blogs donâ€™t offer a subscription option in the first place, meaning you have to go back and check the blog every so often. This means youâ€™re likely to forget and miss updates. You might even forget the blog exists. Those that do offer subscription often clog up your email, which puts you off reading them at all, or with the new Gmail mailbox system theyâ€™ll probably just pile up in your Promotions mailbox never to be read.
I highly recommend Feedly. This is a very useful online tool, where you can get all of the blogs you want to read in one place. Basically, itâ€™s like the long-defunct Google Reader. You can create categories to keep things organised, and see all of the latest updates. It has a great, easy to use layout, improving your overall experience.
Now letâ€™s have a look at some of the blogs weâ€™d suggest reading.
1 – Content Marketing Institute
I highly recommend Content Marketing Institute (CMI) to any content marketer. In fact, anyone in the digital marketing industry should at least have a look at their blog, even if they donâ€™t necessarily read it regularly. CMI provides great information on the latest updates in the content marketing industry. You can expect daily posts, which are each very useful.
2 – Quick Sprout
Quick Sprout is one of my personal favourites. I find that everything they post is very useful. They cover some very important and interesting topics. They post many times throughout the week, so be sure to add this to your Feedly.
3 – Mashable
Mashable is a name known well throughout the industry. Itâ€™s a great blog, covering many topics on a daily basis. It has various posts related to content marketing. Itâ€™s good to keep updated on topics like this if you want to stay relevant in a rapidly growing industry like digital marketing. Mashable is another one of my favourites, and I think itâ€™ll be one of yours too. Youâ€™ll always stay in the loop thanks to blogs like this that offer not only informative and statistical content, but a lot of the time fun and engaging articles too.
4 – Daily SEO Blog
The Daily SEO Blog is simply one of the best blogs out right now. Itâ€™d be hard to find another source that offers the same amount of relevant topics, covering such vast information. Iâ€™d strongly recommend adding this to your Feedly. The content marketing blog features various targeted strategies and engaging discussions for marketing professionals.
5 – Social Media Examiner
Social Media Examiner is often referred to as the biggest online social media magazine. They cover various topics, including content marketing and social media. This is simply a must have in your Feedly subscriptions. Their content is very shareable and informative.
By following these five content marketing blogs, you will be spoilt for choice when looking for articles to share on your social media profiles, and youâ€™ll find yourself engaging with many other content marketers. What better way of getting involved in the community, than sharing relevant, up to date information, and sparking conversations with followers?
What are your favourite digital marketing blogs? Let us know in the comments below.