I suppose this is mandatory content from time to time. Here’s my list of Utah blogs that I am currently subscribed to. I hesitate to post this since there are probably some blogs I was subscribed to that I forgot to resubscribe to after reformatting my machine, and I’m sure I will be subscribed to some new blogs within the week. If you have any suggestions let me know.
The titles/names in bold are linked directly to the feeds I am subscribed to. I’ve linked separately to the actual blogs within the text of the description. These are listed in no particular order other than the order in which they came up within my reader.
Alex Lawrence. I actually don’t read Alex’s as much as I would like to because I can’t get his feed to work, darn it. It keeps giving me an error and then I forget to actually visit his site. Alex is an experienced entrepreneur who knows what it really takes to get things done. He’s not just talk. Update: Alex just relaunched his blog at a new address with working RSS, yay! Check out www.theentrepreneursblog.com.
shmula. Pete Abilla is the man behind shmula and is one of the more active bloggers around. If you read his blog you’ll almost get the idea he enjoys it. He’s also got a photo of Animal Chin on his blog. If you know, you know, if you don’t, you’ll never understand.
3hive. Not strictly a Utah thang, 3hive does have a Utah connection which is why it’s on the list. It’s one of my favorites because it dispenses free, and legal, mp3 music files, a decent percentage of which I really like.
Jeremy Hanks. Jeremy’s blog entitled Adventures in Entrepreneurship seems to be mostly about his business Doba and other things related to it. While not a prolific poster, I mostly subscribe to Jeremy’s blog because I met him several years ago and he seemed like a genuinely nice guy.
Cameron Moll. Cameron’s Authentic Boredom is arguably the most visited blog in Utah. I cite as evidence the fact that Cameron can create a new post and have upwards of 50 comments within a few minutes. The only thing is that Cameron recently left Utah, so we can’t claim him anymore except in the past tense. His blog has to do with design, expecially user-centric web and mobile app design, in which industry he has become something of a bigwig.
Chris Knudsen. I met Chris when my firm did some work for Speaking Roses. Chris left SR soon thereafter, but we keep in touch with each other by reading each others’ blogs and posting comments. I have to give credit to his blog for inspiring this very post.
Paul Mayne. Paul is a designer whose work you could say I’ve respected from a distance. You could even say I’ve been stalking him. In fact, you could say I’m sitting in the bushes outside his window right now…wait, scratch that last one. I have to thank Paul for turning me on to 3hive. Man, I love that site. Paul’s blog talks about music, design, Macs, and other assorted stuffery.
Ryan Money. Yeah, the guy’s last name is really “Money,” no joke. Ryan is a young entrepreneur with a company called HireVue that provides video interviews for HR, recruiters, etc. He blogs about everything, but mostly on business and HR related topics.
Search Trends – Search Engine Marketing. Dave Bascom runs an SEO firm here in Utah, which I suppose makes us competitors, although we haven’t competed against each other for any work that I know of. Just the same, I’m interested in what any SEO types in Utah are doing/saying.
Smooth Harold. I have to admit I don’t know what Smooth Harold means, but Blake Snow’s blog is a standout nonetheless. I guess I can’t talk, nobody knows what “Don Loper” means either. Blake is another young entrepreneur to keep an eye on.
These are some feeds I just barely subscribed to so I don’t have much to say about them:
Devin Thorpe. I can’t remember when I first met Devin, but it was several years ago, probably through the Mountain West Venture Group or something. Devin’s a dealmaker, but not the kind you try to keep away from, he’s the good kind.