When we do communications sets up clients with a blog and social media channels such as Twitter, we always include setting up RSS Readers for our clients.

This enables them to keep track of what is happening in their industry, follow other blogs to comment on and easily stay up to with the latest news from across the web.

Once they have their reader, I’m often asked which the best social media resources are subscribe to. Here’ 5 great ones to get you started:

1. Social media examiner

Social Media Examiner is a free online magazine designed to help businesses discover how to best use social media tools like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to attract opportunity and gain exposure. Loads of tips and How To blog posts.

2. Social media today

Socialmediatoday.com is an Group blog started by an American enagement firm focused on B2B communities. They publish valuable tips and insights in social media, blogging, marketing, sales and other areas. Definitely worth subscribing!

3. Mashable (social media)

Mashable is the granddaddy of social media news resources. Their Twitter channels have got more than 2 million followers. They write about other stuff too, but if you want to focus on the social media, you can just subscribe to the social media feed.

4. Jeff Bullas

Jeff Bullas’ blog is listed in the Ad Age Power 150. And rightfully so. The guy rights amazingly useful blog posts at least once a day. Jeff is Australian and writes about social media marketing and digital optimisation.

5. The Social Media Guide

This blog is run by yet another Australian guy called Matthew Tomassi. He writes in depth tutorials on specific aspects of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, WordPress, Google and many other less known social media channels, networks and tools.

A final note

Whenever I am asked a question about social media by my prospects and clients, I write about it in my blog. So why not subscribe here? :)

Have a good weekend!

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