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Seen and Heard #7

Jack Loo | March 24, 2010
IDG journalists reveal their choice of work blogs

Here are some professional work blogs that my colleagues from sister publications regularly read and get inspiration from. Do you read any of these blogs?

I have headlines with summaries from ReadWriteWeb delivered to me every day. I skim it most days and read full stories on their website at least once a week and have done so since about 2004. Theyre good at finding thought leadership in the Internet space and give me enough info to follow up on later.

Ray Anderson, CTO, Online, IDG Enterprise

"Im all-SEO [search engine optmisation], all the time, so I read:

• The SEOmoz daily blog. I also read these news feeds, which contain a lot of blog posts as well as straight news.

• Search Engine Land

• Search Engine Journal

I read to steal other peoples ideas. Why does anyone read a professional blog? These have loads of SEO strategies and tactics, plus updates on changes or alleged changes in search algorithms, etc.

Derek Slater, editor-in-chief, CSO, CSOonline

I like to look at Footnoted. They dig into SEC [Securities and Exchange Commission] filings for juicy details, sometimes involving tech companies. It reminds you what business journalists can find in public documents if you take the time to look. Michelle Leder recently got the big blogger payoff and sold to, but shes still involved in the site.

Elizabeth Heichler, editor-in-chief, IDG News Service

I like Gizmodo blogs a lot. Mostly because I like gadgets and love to hear about them, but we at CIO do a good amount of Blackberry and iPhone coverage so it is good to keep up on news breaking there. David Pogues NYTimes blog is also a must read to keep abreast of more general consumer tech. I think the voice he uses to express his opinions and ideas is easily translated into our type of enterprise tech blogging.

Brian Carlson, editor-in-chief,


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