Blogtipping — November ’06

Blogtipping I am joining with my fellow bloggers in celebrating some new blogs that I discovered this past month.  As is the blogtipping tradition, (created by Easton Ellsworth) I’ll offer a few reasons why I like the blog and one suggestion for improvement.

Flooring the Consumer by C.B. Whittemore.  This is a very insightful blog that focuses on how to relate to your customers.

  1. The stories are real, relevant and entertaining.
  2. Although C.B. works in the carpet industry, her examples span the world of retail.
  3. C.B. is very generous with reference links — books, articles, web sites, etc.

Suggestion:  My one suggestion for improvement is that C.B. does not allow trackbacks.  I think her stuff is too good and everyone should be able to find her thoughts.

The Blogfathers by a core group of dad/authors.  As a man who is passionate about being a dad, I love this blog. 

  1. It is authentic, funny, touching and well-written.
  2. The blending of multiple dads gives the blog texture and variety.
  3. The topics are an excellent and real life blend of serious and not so serious.

Suggestion:  My one suggestion for improvement would be to break up some of the longer posts with subheads or something to give our eyes a break.

OkDork.com is Noah Kagan’s random ponderings as he meanders through life.  He puts the spotlight on everything from business to life’s purpose and just about everything in between.

  1. Noah’s writing style is conversational but well written.
  2. He has gathered a group of regulars who make it feel like a community.
  3. The authenticity of his musings bubbles up from every post.

Suggestion:  Don’t let the community feel get so "insider jokish" that it becomes a barrier, rather than feeling invited to join a group of friends.

I’m off to find some more great blogs…after all, I only have 30 days until blogtipping — December ’06!

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

5 comments on “Blogtipping — November ’06

  1. sean carter says:

    thanx for checking out my christmas blog. found your blog really exciting. will surely drop in again.

  2. Drew, I am honored! Thanks for the blog tip. I need to learn more about track backs, and how to do them in Blogger!

  3. Wonderful links and tips here, Drew. Deserves a good link from me!

  4. C.B.

    Glad to point people to your excellent blog. When you figure out how to trackback in Blogger I have no doubt you’ll post about it so everyone can learn!

    Drew

  5. Easton,

    Thanks for the kudos and link.

    It’s gratifying to hear good cheer from the creator of the whole movement!

    Drew

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *