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Adding compelling, retweetable content to what you share on Twitter benefits all who follow you and every blog you share.

In  my post on How to Use Twitterfeed, I suggested bloggers in my niche could find the blogs I trust so much that I auto-tweet their new posts as they are published by noting which came from Twitterfeed.

Since I wrote that post last October, Twitter has removed the links that showed where tweeted content comes from and bloggers have been asking me what blogs I read and tweet. Rather than reply individually I have compiled the list below.

If your followers are interested in marketing and social media you may want to read and share some of these high quality blogs. If you want to auto-tweet any of them, use my tips on using Twitterfeed to add them to your favorite Twitter apps with that capability.

TIP: Add New from @Username or Via @Username
or something similar to your automated tweets so others can
see the source and they will know you’re tweeting their posts.

They can then Retweet your tweets for
greater visibility and more traffic.

NOTE: A few of these blogs are not specifically marketing blogs, but the blogger supports social media and marketing bloggers. Others of these publish infrequently but of very high quality when they do.

The first four blogs are included because they are exceptional even though they do meet my other criterion.  It is highly unusual that a blog be included and over time I may delete these because I strongly feel all people are born EQUAL and dislike elitist attitudes.

CRITERIA for BEING INCLUDED IN MY LISTS:

(INCLUDING THIS ONE)

Here are my criterion for deciding to support your blog.

If your blog meets points two through four below,
leave a comment to be considered for inclusion.

  1. Exceptional content, but you don’t have to be absolutely polished yet to be included. If a blogger embraces 2-5 below I will include them and make suggestions to improve their content so that it gets better and better.
  2. A life view that sees other people as peers and not subordinates. (i.e., does the blogger treat others with respect, encourage and respond to comments, follow people that follow them even when those followers don’t have major influence yet themselves, etc.).
  3. Uses CommentLuv.
  4. Chooses to be a DoFollow blog – for those who don’t know, see this link for what DoFollow is.
  5. Offers KeywordLuv if they use the free version of CommentLuv or turns on Keywords if they use CommentLuv Premium.

I have collected over twenty-eight Reviews of CommentLuv Premium by many influential bloggers – most of whom meet the above criterion I use for which bloggers I go out of my way to support.

I now have roughly SEVENTY blogs in my TwitterFeed. I mention this because I’m sure some bloggers are concerned that feeding too many blogs could be an issue or cause unfollows.

I have had zero complaints so far and the quality content I feed often ends up featured in the various Twitter papers and gets RTed – sometimes even going viral for the blogger as @AdamToporek’s Google + and the Illusion of Privacy post did. (See the Going Viral section of my GrowMap 3rd birthday post for details.)

I encourage other bloggers to support their favorite blogs by feeding their content. We are all far too busy to manually do this and at least until it seems overwhelming (which it hasn’t so far) automating this just makes sense to me.

I do wish Twitterfeed would improve their system though because it appears to be sending all the tweets almost immediately instead of pulling the feeds as we configure it to do. It might be a good idea to consider using dlvr.it instead as some influential bloggers are.

TIP: Point at the blog link for a short bio
or my personal recommendation.

I will keep adding these until they’re all done as time allows.

NOTE: I am currently in the process of updating the original table by moving blogs that qualify into each featured section below. The placeholders in the table are temporary – there so that I may add new DoFollow CommentLuv blogs I find in my research.

If you know of any I’ve missed please leave details including links in the comments of this post.

DOFOLLOW COMMENTLUV DOFOLLOW KEYWORDS BLOGS

BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
GrowMap http://feeds2.feedburner.com/gmprss @GrowMap
Local Business Coach Online http://feeds.feedburner.com/CoachNotes @CoachNotesBlog
@VernessaTaylor
Affiliate X Files http://feeds.feedburner.com/affiliatexfiles @AffiliateXFiles
Kikolani http://feeds2.feedburner.com/kikolani @Kikolani
Basic Blog Tips http://feeds.feedburner.com/BasicBlogTips @BasicBlogTips
@Ileane
Just Ask Kim http://feeds.feedburner.com/askkim @AskKim
Social-Drivers http://feeds.feedburner.com/SocialDrivers @MindyKoch
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER

 

DOFOLLOW KEYWORDS NOFOLLOW COMMENTLUV

BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
Traffic Generation Cafe http://feeds.feedburner.com/TrafficGenerationCafe @AnaTrafficCafe
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER

 

COMMENTLUV DOFOLLOW KEYWORDS NOFOLLOW

BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER

 

DOFOLLOW KEYWORDS NOFOLLOW COMMENTLUV

BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER

 

DOFOLLOW COMMENTLUV BLOGS – NO KEYWORDS

BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
Stay on Search http://feeds.feedburner.com/stayonsearch @stayonsearch
@m_thompson
GetPaidToWriteOnline http://feeds.feedburner.com/Getpaidtowrite @shurleyhall

 

The original table is below and I am moving blogs up
into the other sections are I can confirm their status.

If you are listed here and will volunteer your status
I will get you moved faster and link to your blog
.

BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
Marketing Experiments http://feeds.feedburner.com/MktgExperimentsBlog @MktgExperiments
Brian Eisenberg http://feeds.feedburner.com/BryanEisenberg @TheGrok
Junta42 Content Marketing http://feeds.feedburner.com/Junta42-ContentMarketing/CustomPublishing/Media @JuntaJoe
Social Media Examiner http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/feed/ @smexaminer
Derek Semmler http://feeds.feedburner.com/DerekSemmler @DerekSemmler
Dazzlin Donna http://www.dazzlindonna.com/blog/feed/ @DonnaFontenot
White Hat Writing http://feeds.feedburner.com/WhiteHatWriting @SheWritesALot
Murray Newlands http://www.murraynewlands.com/feed/ @MurrayNewlands
We Build Your Blog http://feeds.feedburner.com/WeBuildYourBlog @andrewrondeau
Ask Aaron Lee http://feeds.feedburner.com/aaronlee @AskAaronLee
CreativeAce http://creativeace.com/blog/feed/ @creative_ace
NewBizBlogger.com http://feeds.feedburner.com/Newbizblogger-OnlineBusinessTips @NewBizBlogger
Dragonblogger http://www.dragonblogger.com/category/blogging/feed @Dragonblogger
MyBlogGuest http://feeds.feedburner.com/MyBlogGuestUpdates @MyBlogGuest
@SEOSmarty
Morpho Designs @Anklebuster
The Virtual Assistant http://feeds.feedburner.com/thevirtualasstcom/blog @mmangen
EZBlogger http://feeds2.feedburner.com/EasyBloggingTips @EzyBlogger
Authopublisher http://feeds.feedburner.com/authopublisher @Authopublisher
Blogging Bookshelf http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogging-bookshelf @TristanHigbee
SEO Skeptic http://www.seoskeptic.com/feed/ @aaranged
BlazingMinds.co.uk http://blazingminds.co.uk/feed/ @BlazingMinds
Big Feet Marketing http://bigfeetmarketing.com/feed @BigFeetMktg
TechPupil @TechPupil
UserEffect http://feeds.feedburner.com/usereffect @dr_pete
YOUR BLOG HERE DID I MISS YOU? LET ME KNOW YOUR TWITTER
Steve Scott http://www.stevescottsite.com/feed stevescott1
Sweets Foods http://feeds.feedburner.com/SweetsFoodsBlog @sweetsfoods
Successful-Blog http://feeds.feedburner.com/successful-blog/WuQV @LizStrauss
Liz Strauss http://feeds.feedburner.com/lizstrauss/CdUa/ @LizStrauss
Blogging Junkie http://feeds.feedburner.com/bloggingjunkie @BloggingJunkie
Increasing Leverage http://feeds.feedburner.com/IncreasingLeverage @ZachsBuzz
http://scottpdailey.com/ http://feeds.feedburner.com/Scottpdaileycom @scottpdailey
http://socialmedia.biz/ http://www.socialmedia.biz/feed/ @jdlasica
Traffic Coleman http://feeds.feedburner.com/trafficcoleman @TrafficColeman
Blist Marketing feeds.feedburner.com/blistmarketing @byanofsky
Intense Fence http://feeds.feedburner.com/adamtoporek @AdamToporek
Word of Mouth Marketing http://feeds.gaspedal.com/damn @gaspedal
StephanieSuesanSmith @lamdakennels1
Blind Five Year Old http://feeds2.feedburner.com/BlindFiveYearOld @ajkohn
Windmill Networking http://feeds.feedblitz.com/WindmillNetworkingBlog @NealSchaffer
Attraction Marketing Online http://feeds.feedburner.com/AttractionMarketingOnlinecom @MavisNong
Search Engine Marketing Group http://feeds.feedburner.com/sem-group @the_gman
SEO Unique http://feeds.feedburner.com/SeoUniqueBlog @MrRidOut196
Louis Gray http://feeds2.feedburner.com/LouisgraycomLive @LouisGray
Rachel-Levy http://feeds2.feedburner.com/RachelLevysWebsite @BostonMarketer
Sprout Social http://feeds.feedburner.com/SproutInsights @Sprout_Insights
Adotas.com http://www.adotas.com/feed/ @Adotas
Adam Riemer.me http://adamriemer.me/feed @rollerblader
Blogging Without a Blog http://feeds2.feedburner.com/bloggingwithoutablog/DWWZ @bswafford
Kiss Metrics http://feeds.feedburner.com/KISSmetrics @KissMetrics
Michelle Shaeffer http://feeds.feedburner.com/MichelleShaeffer @MichelleShaeffr
Barry Overstreet http://barry-overstreet.com/feed/ @B_Overstreet32
Social Implications http://feeds.feedburner.com/SocialImplications @smimplications
AimClear SEM http://feeds.feedburner.com/AimclearSearchMarketingBlog @Aimclear
CMS with WordPress http://cmswithwordpress.com/feed/ @searchfriendly
MarketingTilt.com http://www.marketingtilt.com/feed/ @MarketingTilt
WordofMouthMarketingBlog http://www.wordofmouthmarketingblog.com/feed/ @BSwafford
Customer Think http://feeds.feedburner.com/customerthink @CustomerThink
InboundMarketing.co.uk http://www.inboundmarketingblog.co.uk/feed/
Mike Fruchter http://feeds.feedburner.com/MichaelFruchter @fruchter

You may notice that many major blogs in our niche are not in my list. I do not auto-tweet content from any blog that publishes more than once a day which is why some blogs with excellent content such as Marketing Pilgrim are not included.

BLOGGERS: If you first thumb up and
then review this post on StumbleUpon
it would be likely to get more stumbles
and introduce more readers to your blogs.

Sharing it on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and elsewhere
would also benefit all who are listed.

In a post with so much information, it is easy to accidentally leave someone out or introduce errors so do please let me know if you are one of the blogs I regular read or regular contributors so I can make sure this data is as complete as possible.

If you appear in my PeerIndex List of CommentLuv DoFollow Collaborators or my Klout List of Social Media Influencers you should be in this table. If you are not let me know and I will correct that.

If your blog is in Mark Thompson’s Stay on Search list of Top Marketers for which I created a PeerIndex List of Top Marketers and a Klout List of Top Marketers, contact me if you would like me to consider including you.

If you feel your blog or any site you know of should be included I won’t know unless you tell me, so please do. I may eventually find you but who knows when that might be? Today is always better than later.

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Gail Gardner

Small Businsss Strategist at GrowMap
Creator and owner of GrowMap.com, Gail is primarily known for mentoring small businesses and encouraging bloggers to join collaborations to share skills and support small business.