Last Updated 11/11/2015.
Business for Scotland is a business community and business policy think tank for Scottish businesses. Aiming to ‘educate, inform, engage and persuade’, the site was formed by Gordon Macintyre-Kemp in May 2011 and has been at the heart of the Scottish political debate over the last 12 months. Will it still be a “UK blog” in 2016?
Founded by Richard Fenton, the aim of Doesn’t Grow on Trees is to ‘bring the reader the latest money saving advice, and the best deals online and on the high street’. Full of advice on borrowing cash, the best value bank accounts, and generally paying the bills, the blog is a great place to get up to speed on money issues and on top of your personal finances.
The title doesn’t lie: Martin Lewis is renowned as THE money saving expert, and the website’s blog provides a wide-ranging guide to personal finance and how to save money by ‘cutting bills without cutting back’. Martin is involved in campaigns to reclaim Bank Charges, PPI and Council Tax, and discusses these issues frankly in his blog.
It might be an M&G blog, but Bond Vigilantes is out there on its own when it comes to distinctive, characterful comment on investment culture and practice. As you’d expect, the themes are inflation, interest rates, and the global economy – all the things that matter in the bond market – but it’s the attitude of the blog’s ever-growing team that really sets it apart.
From the economics editor of the Sunday Times, Smith aims to provide ‘knowledge and stimulate debate on economics’ for business people, students and economists. Smith has been delivering smart, insightful analysis of the stuff that makes the world go round since December 2002. 2002!
From Ann Pettifor, director of PRIME (Policy Research in Macro Economics), Debtonation is a discussion of the global financial crisis, debt, credit and the international finance system that largely rejects mainstream economic thinking. Having predicted the current crisis, Pettifor’s is a voice well worth paying attention to.
‘Spending Less, without living without’ is the Skint Dad’s motto. The aim of the blog is to ‘enable you and your family to save money, increase your income and manage your finances’. The blog is written by Ricky Willis, a father of three, who began blogging in August 2013.
Joanne Dewberry offers ‘refreshingly simple, friendly and professional business advice’ to small businesses and start-ups. The blog includes marketing tips, social media training and case studies from her own experiences of starting and running businesses. Dewberry wrote the Amazon BestSeller “Crafting a Successful Small Business” helping people turn their craft hobbies into a viable small business.
Family Friendly Working offers advice to working parents and discusses how to find work that fits in with family life, and is also a resource for those running their own business and for Mumpreneurs! The blog is written by award-winning entrepreneur, journalist and author Antonia Chitty.
‘Insights for the Digital Enterprise’ is Diginomica’s game. The site provides news and analysis on all aspects of the digital enterprise and digital economy, but more than that differentiates itself through its rejection of established digital media models.
The fundamentals of working with bloggers are the same as with traditional journalists at traditional media outlets: respect their schedules; take time to read their material to learn their interests; and only contact them if/when they want to be contacted.
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