In the last week and a bit, while tidying up the layout of this blog, I had a chance to revisit my blogroll. I’m still hesitant to put personal links there (there are many, like Jack’s Lounge and The Queer Chef), so that could be something for a separate page. However, of the ones directly related to my work, there are some new blogs that deserve attention.
Neill Archer Roan was kind enough to write some very nice things about me today at his blog, and that does mean he occupies a bit more share of mind this afternoon. I discovered Neill’s blog not too long ago, around the same time I discovered Citizen of the Month, run by a Neil with one l. I got the two gentlemen confused and even bugged Neill about a post I made on the latter blog. (It was about Jacqueline Bisset, and that is worth bugging someone about.)
It wasn’t Neill’s patience with me that marks him out, or the ﬂattering post, but that his blog is one of the clearest and most well thought out marketing and business strategy sites out there. Too many of these sites are full of wank, and Neill’s isn’t. He manages to get into pretty deep issues without labouring them with jargon.
I had no hesitation in “Favoriting” his site at Technorati.
One Plus One Equals Three, Tom Peters and BrandTarot Blog are the other additions. The ﬁrst is an Australian site discussing design, which gives me greater perspective about that market. I still cover the scene for Desktop magazine, speciﬁcally on typography, and these guys always seem to ﬁnd the latest gems.
Tom Peters’ site needs no introduction, but I had no idea the guy had turned it into a blog. Shows how long since I last visited it. And Tom does blog on there, which is just as well—if he’s good enough to turn out some great books, he should be sharing some of his wisdom on a regular basis. Most of the posts are on strategy and on some larger national economic issues, in which our work takes place.
Finally, John Grant’s BrandTarot Blog has a bit more of a futurist bent, which I enjoy. No one can predict the future, though it doesn’t stop us from trying. And I love reading about someone else’s insight into new markets and the future of blogging. The reality is always somewhere been the most whacky and the conservative. A bit like the weather. Posted by Jack Yan, 01:48
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