One thing I’ve noticed lately is that graphic design enthusiasts tend to only follow blogs about graphic design. While this is nice for learning about graphic design, its also limiting. Personally, I am subscribed to many blogs across a wide range of subjects, from graphic design, to entrepreneurship, blogging, politics, technology and music. The reason for this is to remain diverse and connected across a variety of topics. Most designers either are, or aspire to be, full-time freelancers, so it’s useful to have a good sense of entrepreneurship, current world affairs, and marketing.
This is a list of 6 non-graphic design blogs that you should follow, in order to increase your knowledge and success as a graphic designer. Topics include blogging, politics/world affairs, entrepreneurship, and marketing. Be sure to check out these blogs, and subscribe to them if you find the content as useful as I have. Also, if this article helps you, please submit it to your favorite social networking site. Sharing is caring!
1. QuickSprout: If you think about all the people that have high paying jobs, you’ll notice that some are talented and others are not. Regardless of how good they are, they are all perceived as “rock stars”. So what is this rock star formula anyhow? Six months ago I didn’t know the answer, but now I think I’ve got it. If you want to become a “rock star” in your industry, you have come to the right place.
2. Andy Beal’s Marketing Pilgrim: MarketingPilgrim.com was launched by internet marketing expert Andy Beal in September 2005. As a follow-up to Beal’s award-winning search marketing blog, Marketing Pilgrim expands its coverage to bring the latest news, rumors and reviews of all things related to internet marketing and online advertising. The site is constantly rated a top 10 media and marketing blog by Advertising Age.
3. DailyBlogTips: Daily Blog Tips is the place where Daniel Scocco shares what he learned along the way to become a blogging entrepreneur. The blog was nominated under the “Best Web Development Blog” category on the 2007 Weblog Awards, and currently it ranked among the 100 most popular blogs in the world (according to Technorati).
4. ProBlogger:Welcome to ProBlogger – a Blog that helps bloggers to add income streams to their blogs. My name is Darren Rowse and I’m a full time Blogger making a living from this new and dynamic medium from blogs like Digital Photography School and TwiTip.
5. InsipiredStartup: Have you been itching to leave your company for the past five years? Do you have an idea that you’ve been passionate about but too lazy or chicken to get started? Do you have a business now that is struggling to grow? Have you been watching the late night commercials on how to get rich quick and maybe even bought a system or two? Do you lack the confidence or knowledge to take the leap of faith and start your own dream company? Then, you’ve come to the right place! InspiredStartup will help you start and grow your company to as big as you can dream.
6. Any political and news blog. I’m not going to suggest any here because everyone has their own political views. However, you should follow at least one politics blog, because world issues are often a key stable of design and influence.