Gen Wise Perspective

Gen Y's perspective (pun intended) on our journey through work, life, and everything in between.

What blogs can’t you live without?

Like most others in our field, Jackie and I spend a lot of time reading blogs. We are constantly looking for ways to learn more, engage more, and share more, and the blog realm is the perfect place for that.

Whether it be a blog about the industry or a blog about fashion, Jackie and I decided to make a list that shows the blogs that keep us coming back. The ones that we learn from the most, and make us hit the subscribe button. Here is our list:

Gini DietrichSpin Sucks

Gini, aside from being a sweetheart and having immaculate taste in shoes, is one of the smartest PR pros you’ll encounter. Why? Because she understands where the industry is headed and discusses t how we can get there. Her blog counters the stereotypes of PR, she will never refer to herself as an “expert” and she always has good advice. Gini is also one of the most engaging people in the social world–talk to her, ask her questions…she will answer you every time.

Recommended read – PR Pros: Stop Treating Bloggers Like Second-Class Media

Twitter – @ginidietrich

Jason MollicaOne Guy’s Journey

Not only is Jason one of the nicest and most approachable people in the business, he also has the writing capabilities to back it up. Jason’s blog goes through industry topics, personal stories, and everything else in between. The wide range of topics discussed keep Jackie and I interested, and you should definitely check it out if you haven’t.

Recommended read – The Power Inside

Twitter – @JasMollica

Lauren Fernandez LAF

Lauren, co-founder of #U30Pro on Twitter and PR professional, is one of the best in the PR world and her writing speaks for itself. Her blog covers topics that young pros want to read about, and gives her perspective on how things are looked at from Gen Y’s eyes.

Recommended read – The Art of Being Simple and the Bicameral Mind

Twitter – @cubanalaf

Keith StoeckelerAll that inspires me

If you have a creative mind and are constantly looking to draw inspiration, this blog is for you. From quotes to photographs, each post will make you stop and think about what the image is really trying to convey – and how you perceive it can be completely different from the next person.

Recommended read – Listen More

Twitter – @KeithStoeckeler

Danny BrownThe Human Side of Social Media and the Social Side of Marketing

Danny’s blog title will tell you pretty much everything it’s about, but why we absolutely love reading it is because it provides a refreshing point of view on the topics we discuss over and over…and over. He’s very witty and there’s always something in the post that will make you chuckle. The best part about Danny is that he has great ideas but doesn’t take himself too seriously. You can learn a lot from him–this is definitely a blog you won’t regret subscribing to.

Recommended read – 9 Points on Why I’m Not a Social Media Expert

Twitter – @DannyBrown

Grasie MercedesActing & Styling

If you love fashion advice, stylist inspiration, and fun video posts, definitely check out what Grasie is up to. The blog looks at both men’s and women’s fashion, and also shows you what’s coming next in the season. If that isn’t reason enough – Grasie recently landed a gig on the Style Network sharing her insight into the fashion world! How awesome is that? Definitely check out what she’s been up to.

Recommended read – Spring Preview

Twitter – @GrasieMercedes

Chris Stearns Pondering Pura Vida

Chris is a huge sports fan, and engages with tons of young pros on twitter. He is active in #SportsPRChat and #U30Pro chats almost every week, and always has great advice to bring to the table. His blog discusses his bucket list for life, key things he has learned from past experiences, and what is next to come.

Recommended read – My Big Question – What is next?

Twitter – @PuraVidaChris

What are your favorite blogs? Add them in our comments section.

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13 thoughts on “What blogs can’t you live without?

  1. Ladies, I am floored. Thank you so much for including me on this list with other GREAT PR/Marketing people.

    I’ll add that your blog always has terrific posts. Continue the great work on here and in your careers!


    • Jason,
      You are so welcome! You are definitely someone both Jackie and I look up to and admire – it only made sense to include you here. Thanks so much for all your continued support of us on our blog journey, it means so much.

  2. Thank you both for including me in such a great topic, and on a list with such fine individuals. It’s been great to see my blog, which started as a digital corkboard of all things I gain inspiration from and find genuinely cool, grow into something that inspires more than just me.

    Thanks again.

  3. wow! thanks so much! warning: if you visit today it may be unavailable or super slow in the middle of transferring servers. talk about timing! thank you SO MUCH for your kind words and for including me! xo

  4. THIS IS SO FUN!! Totally agree with the PR/marketing folks you’ve included and read them all, as well.

    Well, except that Danny Brown guy. I can’t escape him!

    I also got a couple of new blogs so thank you, thank you, thank you!!

    P.S. My shoes are dying to come out of hibernation!

    • Jackie Lampugnano on said:

      Glad you found a few new reads! We tried to include some hidden gems.

      And MY SHOES ARE DYING TO COME OUT TOO! They told me that I need to wait until after all the slushy, dirty snow disappears. So it might not be until April. I’m counting down the days.

  5. I feel unloved — but grateful that blogs I do love are included.

    • Jackie Lampugnano on said:

      Oh no! Don’t feel unloved–that wasn’t our intention. We love many blogs, yours included. I think we’ll have to do a round 2 of this….or we’ll find another way to include you. Stay tuned.

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