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Kathleen Garvin

Food for Thought Friday: Marketing Blogs, Social Profile Links & Public Speaking

Kathleen Garvin

This week we're highlighting articles on Buffer readers' 50 favorite marketing blogs, 22 social media linking opportunities, and Gary Vee's guide to public speaking.

Read more after the jump.

50 Favorite Marketing Blogs: The Most-Loved Marketing, Social Media, and Productivity Blogs of Buffer Readers by Kevan Lee, March 9

Having a list of go-to blogs can be a great source of information and inspiration.

In our case, the blogs and websites we visit most often provide some amazing articles with in-depth insights, tips, and strategies that help inform our social media sharing. Likewise, the amazing content gives us something to aim for and ideas for what to cover next.

... We posed this question in our end-of-year survey to Buffer blog readers, and I was amazed at the breadth of responses. You all read some really wonderful blogs! And I’m really happy to share the list here in hopes that maybe some new go-to blogs might surface for you.

22 Social Media Linking Opportunities You’re Missing Out On by Matthew Woodward, March 10

I know what you’re saying.

You’re thinking social profile links don’t count as backlinks because they are (mostly) nofollowed.

But guess what? There are tons of great reasons to get active about building social profile links besides SEO.

The biggest reason? People are clicking on links in social profiles and their news feeds.

Gary Vaynerchuk's Guide to Speaking in Public Without Sh*tting Your Pants by Gary Vaynerchuk, March 11

The benefit of doing keynotes or talks is enormous. You can reach new audiences you might not have encountered. Build your credibility. Get your ideas out there in a longer format. And through doing them, you might also meet some really awesome people, and learn a bit more about yourself. If you have the opportunity, or even just the interest, pursue it. It's a great experience.

... When you get that first keynote, prep can be a lot of different things. Maybe you need minimal time to get everything together. Or maybe you need to rehearse it a few times with someone.

How do I prepare? Well, my methods might be unconventional, but they work.

Kathleen Garvin is an online editor and analytics wrangler for The Penny Hoarder, the largest personal finance blog. She's also a contributing writer for I Want Her Job and started a beginner-friendly digital marketing blog, The Maroon House. Kathleen is the former blog editor at SEMrush.

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