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I’ve rounded up 7 blogs that inspire, teach, or entertain. They’re all high quality and selected from sites I spent time on.

I’d like to give special mention to the first one in the list below: OneStory. If you only click one link in this article, make it theirs. Everyone has a story to tell — this one will help you capture yours and share it. In case you’re wondering, I’m not affiliated in any way. 🙂

Favourite Bloggers and Vloggers This Week

  • OneStory.com – This one is all about you and sooo worthy of a look. Actually, it’s a Vlog (video log) rather than a Blog (web log) — OneStory is an app that captures stories about people and places that may have otherwise been lost. In the words of its founders, Katrina German and Dale Zak: OneStory is a guided interview process that automatically stitches video clips together into a beautiful documentary that can be easily shared online. Here’s a funny one that captures the unusual events surrounding Dale’s birth. Who doesn’t have a family member or a friend with a story to tell?
  • Rebecca Coleman’s blog on marketing and media relations will keep you up to date and motivated. If you’re a blogger, you’ll want to know that she’s doing a series on monetizing your work. She’s donating her time and experience at no charge. Thanks, Rebecca!
  • Brass Tack Thinking is Amber Naslund’s baby. You may know Amber by her Twitter handle @AmberCadabra, a name she said someone gave her years ago that just stuck. She taught one of the courses in the social media bootcamp I attended this week. I recommend her blog for its social business tips and tricks but what really grabbed me this week is a recent post called Meet Hope. It’s an incredible story about a dog rescue that has taken over her life for the next little while. You must read it.
  • Jamie Sussel Turner – A skilled business and personal power coach, Jamie knows we learn better through stories. This post is no exception. Read Unexpected Inspiration: Hassan’s Gift and tell me you’re not moved to appreciate your wonderful life.
  • Sell, Lead, Succeed! by Tim Mushey – I’ve been reading Tim’s work since early 2012. Most of his posts are on business, branding, or achievement. What I particularly look forward to are his Saturday music posts which are a complete departure. Today’s is Pearl Jam.
  • Kikolani – This is Kristi Hines’ site for blogging and marketing tips. I first “met” Kristi through Social Media Examiner, where she’s a regular contributor. I especially appreciate her use of metrics and analytics – as demonstrated in this post: What Happened After I Closed Guest Post Submissions.
  • Kieta Lynn Wheeler – Her blog photo says it all. Kieta is wearing a crazy hat and sticking her tongue out at us. I appreciate Kieta’s candour as she muses about life, people, and generally pulls herself into who she wants to be. I especially enjoyed Take Chances. Get Messy. Make Mistakes. Worth a read.

In case you missed it, here is a link to last week’s blog appreciation.

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14 thoughts on “7 Blogs For 7 Days

  1. Reblogged this on Sell, Lead, Succeed! and commented:
    Susan Wright-Boucher and I have been following each other’s content and corresponding for quite some time now. She is a fellow Canadian and has a very cool blog. She recently did a post titled “7 Blogs For 7 Days”. I was lucky enough to be one of the blogs featured on this fantastic post! Stop by and check it out when you have a sec…

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  2. Hi Susan,
    This is a great idea that you have implemented and love the post form Kristi – thanks for sharing Jamie’s blog what an inspirational story. Now I could get lost here all day too 🙂 Thanks

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  3. Susan, I am so flattered to have been included in this post. Thanks so much for the eggs! 😉 I love this idea for a post and I’m in the middle of looking over the other blogs both this week and last’s. Such a great way of sharing the bloggy awesomeness out there. Thanks again for mentioning me and sharing the others. I have a lot of reading ahead of me. #fun!

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      1. Thanks Susan.. I really appreciate your support and kind words. I have connected with some more awesome people thanks to your blog post. Fantastic. Enjoy the rest of your weekend…

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  4. Wow, thanks, Susan, for the recognition and link to my blog! What a great idea for a post…and maybe one I’ll borrow. I look forward to checking out the other blogs you’ve highlighted. And, as you already know, I’m one of your fans.

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    1. Hi Jamie – I was going over some media training material from a couple of years ago and came across the section where we talked about collecting stories as a powerful communication tool. Right after that, I read the post you wrote about Hassan. It struck me how often you use stories and I wanted to appreciate that in my post.

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      1. Stories have always helped me to hold onto learning and I guess I gravitate to them in my writing. By the way, wanted to mention that I’m married to a Canadian and we met in Vancouver!!!

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