Blog! A word that didn’t exist couple of years ago… Today, we hear about it almost everyday when surfing the internet. There are more than 150 million blogs online, while a new blog is created somewhere in the world every half a second!1 It’s a bit of a madness. I believe that a cause to this great expansion is because creating a blog is not rocket science if you are not concerned about the quality.
Do you follow any blogs regularly? I do! Today, I’ll share with you my top 4 list: (excluding Youngsday!)
1. Business Insider – http://www.businessinsider.com/
Launched in 2009 and owned by Silicon Alley Insider Inc, Business Insider, as its name recalls, is a business blog mainly covering technology, media, entrepreneurship, politics, law and finance. They have recently received $12M funding. I’m sure everyone will agree on the quality and the variety of the conent on Business Insider. It offers the most up to date information in business related topics. Business Insider is a great option if you are looking for qualitative content to share on social media! However, I sometimes get lost due to the somewhat complex layout. There are too many columns on the home page: What’s happening; Trending, and a third column with ads, supported content, etc.
2. Techcrunch – http://techcrunch.com/
Founded in 2005 by Michael Arrington, Techcrunch was acquired by AOL for $25M by AOL. With more than 4.5M RSS subscribers, the blog focuses on breaking news in technology, start-ups, social media, computers and any other related topic. What I like the most about Techcrunch is its magazinish style in terms of start-up news. Who got investment from who? When? What are the hottest start-ups? Founders? Any question you have in mind regarding a start-up company will be addressed by Techcrunch. In addition to the content, I really like the layout of Techcrunch. Big images, big fonts, easy sharing options, introductory paragraph for each article on the home page… If you are tech person, you should definitely check out Techcrunch regularly!
3. Webrazzi – http://www.webrazzi.com/
Founded in 2006 by Arda Kutsal, Webrazzi covers internet and technology related news from Turkey and all around the world. It’s the most popular blog, in Turkey, in the areas of web 2.0, social media and digital marketing. Webrazzi actually has a very similar positioning with Techcrunch. Apart from being a blog, Webrazzi hosts around 5 conferences every year on topics such as: mobile payment systems, e-commerce, mobile and digital marketing. The website provides live broadcast of some of the sessions during these conferences.
4. Chocolate & Zucchini – http://chocolateandzucchini.com/
Founded in 2003 by the French food writer Clotilde Dusoulier, Chocolate & Zucchini is a blog that includes recipe ideas, cooking inspiration, cookbook acquisitions, nifty tools and Dusoulier’s restaurant experiences. Her ingredients are simple: fresh, colorful, and seasonal foods
The blog has a very user friendly layout. You can search for a recipe by category or by ingredient in just one or two steps. What I like the most about it is the images included in the recipes. They make me hungry!J If you cannot decide on what to cook for dinner, you should definitely take a look at Chocolate & Zucchini!
Last but not least, check out Youngsday, regularly, to see the ideas of young professionals, academics and entrepreneurs, from different cultures and locations on the business and academic world around them
See you next week!