Top 10 Social Media Blogs: The 2014 Winners!

Are you looking for some good social media blogs to read? Look no further!

Our fifth-annual social media blog contest generated over 600 nominations.

Our panel of social media experts carefully reviewed the nominees and finalists. Each of the social media blogs were analyzed based on a number of factors, including content quality, post frequency and reader involvement.

With that in mind, here are 10 social media blogs to put at the top of your reading list.

#1: Jon Loomer

Jon Loomer consistently delivers long-form articles, videos and detailed educational content that share an impressive depth of Facebook marketing knowledge.

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Jon Loomer’s blog is enthusiastic, helpful, detailed and well-illustrated.

#2: RazorSocial

RazorSocial explores social media tools and technology with well-illustrated, detailed posts written by Ian Cleary.

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RazorSocial’s useful content is delivered with no-nonsense, practical, actionable, step-by-step instructions.

#3: Socialmouths

Socialmouths, authored by Francisco Rosales, gives readers down-to-earth social media advice that can be applied to practical and tactical uses.

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Socialmouths publishes how-to articles with examples and case studies.

#4: Post Planner

Post Planner provides a witty yet intelligent and actionable collection of easily consumable Facebook marketing posts.

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Post Planner’s well-formatted and easy-to-read posts include useful examples and images.

#5: Dustn.tv

Dustn.tv‘s Dustin W. Stout shows readers how to become better social media storytellers.

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Dustn.tv shares excellent case studies and how-to articles.

#6: Danny Brown

Danny Brown publishes timely, informative and in-depth marketing advice and SlideShare decks.

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Danny Brown’s easy-to-read blog posts are smart and thoroughly cited with third-party links.

#7: Boom Social

On Boom Social, Kim Garst provides conversational posts, advice and case studies on social media marketing.

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The content on Boom Social is easy to read and speaks directly to the reader.

#8: Jenn’s Trends

Jenn’s Trends is where Jenn Herman uses simple, concise language to deliver personal perspectives on social media trends.

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Jenn’s Trends has an engaging style that is easy to digest.

#9: Top Dog Social Media

Top Dog Social Media, the blogging home of Melonie Dodaro, focuses on what’s happening in social media.

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Top Dog Social Media publishes tips in Q&A format and a mix of personal and professional posts.

#10: Simply Measured

Simply Measured focuses on trends and measurement in the social media space.

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The content on Simply Measured benefits any social media marketer.

Congratulations to the winners! Be sure to check out these amazing social media blogs.

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Special thanks to our judges: Lee Odden (author of Optimize: How to Attract and Engage More Customers by Integrating SEO, Social Media and Content Marketing and CEO of TopRank Online Marketing), Denise Wakeman (founder of The Blog Squad™) and Neal Schaffer (author of three books, including Maximizing LinkedIn for Sales and Social Media Marketing).

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  • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

    Congrats to this year’s winners.

  • http://www.razorsocial.com/ Ian Cleary

    Absolutely delighted to be on the list. This means a lot to me and the team at RazorSocial. Ian

  • http://www.i7marketing.com Sean Gallahar

    Congrats to this year’s winners! Looking forward to another great social media year.

  • Jenn Herman

    So thrilled to make the top 10! I’m honored to be included next to the names of people I admire and look up to.

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  • http://www.myofficeassist.com/ Lee Drozak

    Congrats to the winners. Now off to connect with a few new faces.

  • http://dustn.tv/ Dustin W. Stout

    Wow. I’m speechless. Thank you so much for the honor! I really didn’t expect to be named among the top 10 as I’m a huge fan of all the other nominees as well. I guess I have some work to do in order to continue living up to the bar that has been set by the others! Congrats to my fellow winners– you all deserve the recognition!

  • http://www.postplanner.com/ Scott Ayres

    So excited to have our Post Planner blog on this list!! Great group of blogs and proud to have yet another blog I write for on this list!

  • http://www.postplanner.com/ Scott Ayres

    Great job Ian!

  • http://jonloomer.com/blog Jon Loomer

    Some awesome company here. Congrats to all on the list, but also to the amazing people who were in that original 22. It’s going to be a great year!

  • http://jonloomer.com/blog Jon Loomer

    Congrats, Scott! You deserve it. You worked HARD, my man!

  • http://www.postplanner.com/ Scott Ayres

    Congrats!

  • http://www.postplanner.com/ Scott Ayres

    Congrats

  • http://www.antavo.com/ Zsuzsa Kecsmar

    Congrats Jon and Scott!

  • http://www.antavo.com/ Zsuzsa Kecsmar

    Congrats Ian!!

  • http://r-rwebdesign.com Robin Strohmaier

    Congratulations, Jenn!

  • http://socialthreesixty.com/ Chad Egeland

    Congrats to all the winners! Great list of resources and some really awesome people on this list.

  • http://r-rwebdesign.com Robin Strohmaier

    Congratulations to all!

  • http://www.postplanner.com/ Scott Ayres

    Thanks Jon!

  • http://www.postplanner.com/ Scott Ayres

    Congrats yet again Jon!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jensmithsocial Jen Smith

    Such an amazing list of blog winners! Jon, Francisco, Kim, and Scott – thank you for the amazing content! I’ll start following the rest of the blog winners ASAP!

  • Joshua Parkinson

    Wow, this is a HUGE honor! Thanks for including Post Planner and big love to everyone on the list… especially my homies Jon & Ian!

  • http://www.postplanner.com/ Scott Ayres

    Boom goes the dynamite!

  • http://www.occat.info/ OCCAT_UK

    Congrats to all winners. Fabulous blogs – following and devouring each and every one. :0)

  • Joshua Parkinson

    Well done, brotherman! World illoomernation continues unabated…

  • http://www.socialmouths.com/ Francisco Rosales

    Thanks to Cindy, Mike and the SME team for the honor, I’m very happy to be part of this amazing list. Congrats to all the winners!

  • Rod Arnold

    Congratulations Ian, outstanding!

  • Joshua Parkinson

    You da man!

  • Joshua Parkinson

    the Razorman strikes again! Well done, Ian!

  • Joshua Parkinson

    congrats to the mouth behind the Mouths! :)

  • Rod Arnold

    Congratulations Jon, well deserved.

  • http://www.postplanner.com/ Scott Ayres

    Great job Francisco!

  • http://www.socialmouths.com/ Francisco Rosales

    Thanks Joshua, and congrats to you too!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    It’s great to see you here, Ian!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Congratulations, Jenn!

  • http://www.postplanner.com/ Scott Ayres

    Here’s a list I just created containing pages from all of the blogs mentioned (if they had a page) and the people that contribute to the blogs. https://www.facebook.com/lists/10202169849940584

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    I enjoyed getting to know your blog, Dustin!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Great work, Scott!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Jon, your blog gets better and better. Congratulations!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Well deserved for sure!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Great to see you here, Francisco!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    It was a close run this year, Christian.

  • Wanda S

    Congratulations to all the winners!

  • http://www.ravishukle.com/ Ravi Shukle

    Congrats guys! all great blogs here well deserved!

  • http://www.ravishukle.com/ Ravi Shukle

    Well done mate!

  • http://www.ravishukle.com/ Ravi Shukle

    Congrats Jenn :)

  • http://www.razorsocial.com/ Ian Cleary

    And you too Scott, love your blog.

  • http://www.razorsocial.com/ Ian Cleary

    Thank you Zsuzsa!

  • http://www.razorsocial.com/ Ian Cleary

    Thanks Rod!!

  • http://www.razorsocial.com/ Ian Cleary

    You can’t get rid of him! Well done to you Josh, love what you do.

  • http://www.razorsocial.com/ Ian Cleary

    Thank you Cindy, so happy to be here!!

  • http://www.razorsocial.com/ Ian Cleary

    Thank you so much Ravi.

  • http://www.razorsocial.com/ Ian Cleary

    Well done Jenn!

  • http://www.razorsocial.com/ Ian Cleary

    Well done Dustin!

  • http://www.razorsocial.com/ Ian Cleary

    You certainly deserve to be on the list.

  • http://www.razorsocial.com/ Ian Cleary

    I love your content Jon, I’ll raise a Guinness in your name tonight and share one (one each!) in San Diego.

  • Melonie Dodaro

    We are so honored at Top Dog Social Media to have been selected. We are so grateful to everyone who nominated us and the judges for selecting us!

  • http://windmillnetworking.com/ Neal Schaffer

    Congrats to all of the winners! Looking forward to seeing how the Top 10 blogs further develop this year – and how those who didn’t make it (and new and upcoming blogs) fight their way to the top next year!

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Thanks for being an awesome judge Neal ;)

  • Melonie Dodaro

    It is well deserved for you guys Joshua, you and Scott do a great job!

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Congrats Jenn, well done!!

  • http://jonloomer.com/blog Jon Loomer

    Thanks Neal!

  • http://jonloomer.com/blog Jon Loomer

    I just got a new 8-pack of Guinness last night!

  • http://jonloomer.com/blog Jon Loomer

    Thanks Cindy!

  • http://jonloomer.com/blog Jon Loomer

    Thanks Rod!

  • http://jonloomer.com/blog Jon Loomer

    Hahaha… Something like that.

  • http://jonloomer.com/blog Jon Loomer

    Thanks Scott! Back atcha!

  • http://www.toprankmarketing.com/ Lee Odden

    Thanks for your contributions Ian :)

  • Joshua Parkinson

    thanks man!

  • Joshua Parkinson

    that means a lot coming from a Top Dog! ;) Happy to see you on here too, Melonie

  • Joshua Parkinson

    Thanks, Cindy… now, let’s see if I can finally finish that guest post for SME ;)

  • http://www.rugifted2day.com/ julie roach

    Congratulations to all the winners. We appreciate you & all the valuable content you provide!

  • http://www.Marketing4Traffic.com/ Devani Anjali Alderson

    LOVE all of these but one question…. How do you get the top blogs of 2014 at the beginning of February ?! Shouldn’t you post this years top blogs in December or something?

  • Ace Rich

    CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE WAY TO GO!

  • http://www.razorsocial.com/ Ian Cleary

    Thank you so much for picking me!!!

  • http://www.razorsocial.com/ Ian Cleary

    Bring it with you to San Diego!!

  • http://www.razorsocial.com/ Ian Cleary

    Thank you Neal!

  • Amanda Shaw

    Yea! So exciting to see this year’s winners. What fabulous resources.

  • Kimberly A. Kline

    Congratulations to all the winners!!!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    We announce the winners in 2014 so it really doesn’t make sense to say they are from 2013.

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Thanks Joshua, we are thrilled to be included with such great company ;)

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Congrats Francisco! You rock.

  • Kristine Allcroft

    Congrats to all the winners! But . . .Be it ever so humble, but in my opinion there are some folks missing from the list. Any chance you could tell us the metrics you used for judging?

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  • http://dannybrown.me/ Danny Brown

    Congratulations to all the blogs listed here (and the ones that were nominated too), and thank you for including my blog. For me, it’s equally about the readers and subscribers that continue to visit, share, comment and more. That’s what blogging is all about, at the end of the day, the shared learning from the original piece.

    It’s also great to see the continuation of single author blogs versus the trend of taking them multi-author. For me, that says a lot about the determination and implementation of a solid blogging goal, and here’s to these single blog authors continuing to be recognized.

    Thanks again, guys – will try not to disappoint any new readers coming over from this list. :)

  • RMRStyle

    Loomer RULES!

  • RMRStyle

    Congrats Ian!

  • http://www.Marketing4Traffic.com/ Devani Anjali Alderson

    Ah i see … cooleo! :-D

  • Anna Doo

    Congrats to the winners. I am bookmarking them all right now! Can’t wait to see what the ones I hadn’t yet visited have to say.

  • http://www.antoniocalero.com/ Antonio Calero

    Personal goal: be on that list on 2016. So get ready world… :) (ambitious, I know…)

  • http://jonloomer.com/blog Jon Loomer

    Forget that, Antonio. Go for 2015!

  • http://www.antoniocalero.com/ Antonio Calero

    Haha….I’m ambitious, but also realistic. Will try it though…

  • http://jonloomer.com/blog Jon Loomer

    You’re further along than I was to start 2013.

  • http://www.sociallysorted.com.au/ Donna Moritz

    I agree with Jon – go for 2015!

  • simplymeasured

    Congratulations to all the winners! We’re honored to be mentioned amongst all these great blogs & writers. We’re subscribing to all the content from everyone on this list & wishing everyone success in 2014. And as a Seattle-based company, we just want to say – Go Hawks! Thanks everyone.

  • Jenn Herman

    Thank you Neal!

  • Jenn Herman

    Thank you so much Melonie!

  • Jenn Herman

    Thank you Ian!

  • Jenn Herman

    Thanks Ravi!

  • Jenn Herman

    Thank you Cindy!

  • Jenn Herman

    Thank you Scott!

  • Jenn Herman

    Thanks Robin!

  • http://www.antoniocalero.com/ Antonio Calero

    My goal for 2015 (beginning of the year) is being a contributor to Social Media Examiner (@mikestelzner:disqus: stay tuned) and meet many of you guys in person. Drinks are on me!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    I love your enthusiasm, Antonio! I’ll keep an eye open for you application :)

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Great points, Danny! We had a good mix this year. I hope we’ll see lots of great single author social media blogs next year too.

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Congratulations!

    Seattle’s on a roll :)

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Hi Kristine,

    Great question. You can read about the contest here: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/5th-annual-top-10-social-media-blog-contest-nomination/

    To be considered, a blog had to be nominated by multiple people. Winners were selected based on the quality of their content, the frequency of their posts, reader involvement and their blog’s ranking (in that order).

  • Kristine Allcroft

    Thank you . . . I follow several blog posters on a daily basis and only one was listed here in the top 10: Kim Garst. Sure missed seeing Mark Schaefer and Jeff Bullas here

  • Harmeet

    Congrats Jon for featuring at the top

  • http://edmarketing.at/ Emanuel Dragomir

    Finally a good list of Social Media blogs. Just bookmarked them all :) Thanks

  • Moegfan

    I can only agree, that Jon Loomer’s blog is amazing. Great tips, thoughts on developments etc. It’s worth a read.

  • Guven Acik

    It was tough to decide this year. Congrat to all.

  • http://www.blog.segretariaufficio.it/ Elisa Taffarel

    Congrats to all winners! And thanks for another year of awesome work! A special thanks to Scott and PostPlanner team! I <3 your blog and so enthusiast of your app that my town municipality asked me to teach non-profit associations how to use it! :)

  • Lucy Felton Banta

    Congrats to all! Look forward to learning through these bloggers.

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Congratulations to this year’s winners!

  • http://www.sociallysorted.com.au/ Donna Moritz

    Huge congrats to all the winners and so glad that some of my friends and people I admire greatly made the final cut – especially @meloniedodaro:disqus (who I voted for!) and @iancleary:disqus – it was a pleasure to work with and get to know both of you last year and to see how much work you put in behind the scenes to make your blogs rock! And also Kim Garst ..I would have staged a protest had you not been included again Kim! And well done @joshuaparkinson:disqus – Post Planner has worked really hard to push out tons of content last year, and it is always super helpful. I am also looking forward to getting to know @dannybrown:disqus’s blog (love that it features SlideShare) and @DustinWStout:disqus (love your images and style!). Well done guys!

  • http://www.robertlyon.org/ Robert A Lyon

    Congrats to Jon Loomer! He’s a wellspring of information and my go to source for learning about Facebook marketing.

  • heidicohen

    Big congrats to Jon Loomer and Ian Cleary for their triumph this year! Congrats to everyone. Great work by Lee Odden, Denise Wakeman and Neal Schaffer. Happy marketing, Heidi Cohen

  • http://jonloomer.com/blog Jon Loomer

    Thanks Heidi!

  • http://jonloomer.com/blog Jon Loomer

    Thanks Robert!

  • http://jonloomer.com/blog Jon Loomer

    Thanks so much!

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Thanks Donna and thank you for your nomination ;)

  • Melonie Dodaro

    You’re my neighbor just south of the border and of course I cheered on the Seattle! Congrats on making the list.

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Awesome Antonio, I’ll be watching for you :)

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  • tara pittman

    congrats to the winners. Keep up the hard work!

  • http://LoneStarInternetMarketing.com Carlin Stanton

    Congratulations, Jon. I’m following you thru this FB maze. Keep the light on for us!

  • Roberto Rosales

    Good list. Jon Loomer definitely deserves to be at the top of this one. His posts are detailed, specific, and never watered down- which, unfortunately, the opposite is usually true for most social media blogs. Congrats!

  • http://jonloomer.com/blog Jon Loomer

    You’re too kind, Roberto. Thanks!

  • http://jonloomer.com/blog Jon Loomer

    I’ll do my best, Carlin. Thanks!

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  • http://www.denisewakeman.com DeniseWakeman

    This was a tough job. So many outstanding blogs and content. Congrats to all the winners!

  • Alexandra Shkalikova

    Congrats to the winners! http://www.razorsocial.com/blog/ is among my personal favorites :)

  • http://www.3hatscommunications.com/blog/ Davina K. Brewer

    Follow a few of these, am impressed there are several names and blogs new to me. Congrats to everyone, I’ll be lurking. FWIW.

  • http://jonloomer.com/blog Jon Loomer

    Thanks Denise!

  • http://dannybrown.me/ Danny Brown

    Thanks, Donna, and will try not to let you down when visiting. :)

    PS – If you love Slideshares, my weekly Sunday Share feature will be right up your street. :)

  • Jenn Herman

    Thank you so much, Denise!

  • http://www.razorsocial.com/ Ian Cleary

    Thank you Heidi.

  • http://www.razorsocial.com/ Ian Cleary

    Thank you Denise!

  • http://www.razorsocial.com/ Ian Cleary

    Wow, thank you Alexandra!

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  • Kim Garst ツ

    Thrilled and totally honored to be on the list! A big thank you to the judges, the awesome folks who nominated me and visit my site for social media and business related content and to Social Media Examiner for hosting this awesome contest!

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  • Jitendra Padmashali

    All in one, Convey Cindy, for sharing this text with all of us , all are measure to found social media articles day by day and here you place all article along.

  • SimplySocialMedia

    Congratulations to all of the winners!

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  • Bhanu Chander

    Great to see these people. Congrats !

  • Annie Khan

    great list!

  • Mizanurrahman

    Thanks for every one member of this side& well done.

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  • Junaid Ahmed

    congrats to winners!!!

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  • Nicole Burg

    “Congrats bloggers! I will be
    sure to follow these winners and add them to my PLN (public learning network) especially because I am in a class that focuses on social media and pr. Most of the
    content on The Social Media Examiner is relevant to some of the things I will
    be learning. I hope to discover and share many things from these blogs!”

  • http://bloggersmind.com Bloggers’ Mind

    very nice collection of blogs. love it. awesome job Cindy

  • Marek Didak

    Cool list, especially #1. Jon Loomer has really the best social media blog I’ve ever seen. I would only add Hubspot maybe to the list.

  • Romane Stewart

    congrats to the winners , and with this recognition will surely provide encouragement for you to keep it up and be better.

  • http://assignmentwriting.co.uk/ Assignment Helper

    Congrats to Ian Cleary again in Top ten

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  • Paul

    Great post, looking forward to seeing if this changes in 2015!

  • http://www.socialdesignz.com/ Socialdesignz

    Congratulations to all winners! And may you all continue sharing helpful knowledge to your readers for the coming years :)

  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/105306872111062070128/posts Stuart Dell

    Thank you for sharing the blogs. I hope one day I will have a blog being on your list too!

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    nice sort of list…..

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  • http://www.socialspotwifi.com/ John Emmanuel Cruz

    Great list! Congrats! You’ve done good!









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