Darren Rowse at Problogger challenged us again to write our ‘Bloggers To Watch’ article. In 40 Bloggers to Watch in 2011 he provide the challenge for 2011. Darren gave us a similar challenge in 2010 – 30 Bloggers To Watch in 2010.
Here is the result Darren posted from last years challenge – 47 List of Bloggers to Watch in 2010 – Check them Out!.
I follow a variety of different bloggers that provide value on several different areas.
In 2011 I will focus on taking a Leap Of Faith, changing attitudes, having fun, making your day and being present. The bloggers I watch in 2011 I believe will add great value to these elements.
I watch a selection of Hotel, hospitality, travel, professional bloggers, non-profit and Social Media bloggers.
Roger Smith Life, the Life of a New York Hotel leave some really unique Social Footprints. Director of Social Hospitality, Brian Simpson says “Our goal is not to drive sales; it’s to build a channel of people that believe in us as people first. The business tends to follow as people want to trust the people they do business with, and especially in challenging economic times, the relationships become even more important”
joie of life brings in the elements of joy, fun and excitement. Great storytelling is one of the key elements to Social Hospitality. Chip Conley and his team do this in a brilliant way.
Travel Blog – Mr & Mrs Smith Boutique & Luxury Hotel provides the element of flexibility. This is really great example of how to think outside the box. I truly enjoy how to they utilize Social Media to speak to their consumers. Inside London #3: sensational cabaret show La Soirée troupes into town is a great example when Off-topic becomes On-topic.
citizenM represent innovations. This shows a unique way to build your whole Hotel presentation around your blog. Great way to utilize Social Listening Outpost to keep your consumers at your Hotel website.
HotelChatter is dedicated to covering everything related to hotels and lodging around the world, they cover hotel deals and reviews, which celebrities are staying where, hotel industry news, tips for booking online, the hotels you should stay away from, the hotels you should book, and more.
Hotel Marketing Strategies focus on new media and technology for better guest experiences. Josiah Mackenzie and Katie Clapp share valuable information that Hoteliers can utilize to build Brand Equity.
Daniel Edward Craig has truly walked all the steps of the Hotel Success Latter. He is also a vivid author. He is now showing consumers the lighter side of hotels.
Happy Hotelier aka Guido vanden Elshout is a happy doorman, bellman, concierge, front desk agent, technology engineer, limo driver, valet parking attendant, city guide, Sargent at Arms and photographer at wedding ceremonies, cleaning boy, gardener, pond- and central heating technician, personal assistant, butler, cook, designer, developer and owner of a small and very luxurious Hotel in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Hotel Blogs – Let’s talk about hotels – Guillaume Thevenot works for TripAdvisor, but his writing focus on travel communities, exchange of hotel tips, customized destination guides, share of photos and videos, guest reviews, interaction between travelers and suppliers.
My Hotel Geek Isabelle Houle blog about premium hotels development and acquisition, historic restorations and the next generation of hotels in key city and resort destinations.
Mitaroy Goa Hotel Mihir Nayak provides love, passion, value and care in a great way. Building your Hotels presentation works great when you have a clear vision.
Hotel Check-In Barbara De Lollis gives great insight on hotels and travel developments.
Eyefortravel provide some of the best Hospitality Industry information. I really enjoy their information and the great value they provide. Plus they arrange some of the best events in the Hospitality Industry also.
Everything Everwhere comes from the Travel Wiz Gary Arndt. Gary runs one of the top notch Traveling blogs.
Kikolani is a Blog Marketing platform from Kristi Hines. Kristi provides tremendous value with a truly unique touch. We will see some great things coming from Kristi in 2011.
NittyGriddy is a fun Social Media Journal from my friend Ingrid Abboud. I just really enjoy her style. Ingrid shows how you can take advantage of Social Media and really enjoy it.
Denise Wakeman is just a blessing to the blog community. Her training is the most hands on training I have taken. She is the Queen of Online Visibility.
Danny Brown is a true Social philanthropist.
Naomi Trower provide us with brilliant info on How to utilize Social Media for Real Estate.
Amy Porterfield is Social Media Examiners community manager at Facebook. This wonderful gal has worked for Harley Davidson and Antony Robbins. Talk about great credentials..
Charity How To provides great value for non-profit organisations.
Me and my wife supports Mississippi Horses.org that take care of abounded and abused horses. Make sure you take some time to show some Goodwill in 2011.
Here are some of the great bloggers I watched in 2010. All of these bloggers is still on my watch list. And they all add great value to me.
John Haydon advises non-profits and small businesses how to implement inbound marketing strategies with the social web. He is one great mentor and coach helping you to optimize your blog.
Deborah Cole Micek or Coach Deb as most of us know her as. She is co-author of one of my favorite books on Twitter – “Twitter Revolution”. If you want to grow your Social Media business to the next level she will p
provide the info you are looking for.
Michael Stelzner is the founder of Social Media Examiner. Here you will get one of the best guides through the Social Media Jungle.
Mari Smith is the go-to person for Facebook. I once called her Mari ‘In The Box’. Because every time she puts on an article she pops up and surprise you with her quality insight. Do not miss her info.
John Chow is the master of monetizing blogs. If you want to learn more about what kind of work it require to make money from your blog, then check out his blog.
Ted Murphy is the founder and CEO of IZEA. I had the opportunity to be at IzeaFest in 2009. And this guy is the Social Media’s answer to the Duracell Bunny.
Cindy King is truly an expert on cross-cultural marketing and international social media networking. And she is also the managing editor of Social Media Examiner.
Chris Garrett is a blogging and internet marketing consultant. Chris has written a couple of great books on blogging. He is co-author on ‘Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income’. And he is a true blogging coach – and he is in charge of the Authority Blogger Forum.
Darren Rowse is a pro-blogger that blogs about blogging. Plus he provide a great Twitter tips blog at TwiTip. He information is just a must if you are serious about become more then just a ‘wanna-be’ blogger.
Brian Clark provide some of the best information on content strategies and copywriting skills. I had the pleasure to meet Brian at Izeafest. He also provide great insight on Social Media networking.
Chris Brogan advises businesses, organizations, and individuals on how to use social media and social networks to build relationships and deliver value. If you never have experienced Chris when he speaks I highly recommend it. Just be prepared to burn out your pen.. because he deliver value in almost every word that comes out. Chris is also author of the book ‘Trust Agents’.
David Risley is a professional blogger that in my opinion has some of the best blogging training on the net. And David is really blunt with you and tells it as it is. He don’t sugar coat it.
Ching Ya is a up and coming blogger that has understood the true meaning of info-sharing. Also a great friend, and that will do everything to help you succeed.
Are Morch – no reason to be shy and not mention myself. Are is a Hotel Advisor and Social Media Strategist with focus on changing attitudes, having fun, making your day and being present.
If you have some bloggers you would like to suggest to me, including yourself. Feel free to do so. Make sure you provide me with the blog link so I can check it out.
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