FOLLOW FRIDAY: 12 Blogs to Help You Control Your Brand

Personal BrandingKnowing how you’re represented online is crucial in today’s career environment. Not only do you need to make sure you’re represented in a positive light, you should have a strong, defined personal brand to go along with it. If you’ve ever wanted to know even more about online reputation management and personal branding than the Brand Yourself blog offers, these 12 blogs are packed full of interesting articles and resources.

1. Reputation Advisor

Arguably one of the biggest online reputation management blogs out there, Reputation Advisor (written by Daniel Dessinger) plays host to strong, relevant, helpful content on everything reputation, brand, and marketing related.

See: Personal Reputation: Five More Tips to Manage your Rep Online


2. Hajj Flemings

Hajj is a well-known traveling speaker on personal and corporate branding, but his blog is also a valuable source of information for anyone looking to learn the how’s, why’s, what’s and where’s of branding themselves or their company.

See: Facebook Branded Usernames: The Search for Identity


3. Brett Borders

Brett has been on the internet since before the World Wide Web even existed. He writes for and runs many blogs, covering topics from search engine optimization to social media to viral marketing. Follow the link for his fantastic blog on online reputation management.

See: Maximizing Front Page Visibility for Your Primary Domain


4. Andy Beal

Another true pro at online reputation management, Andy is an analyst, consultant, speaker, author, and of course, blogger. His advice and opinions are canon in the online reputation world, so be sure to read it first-hand!

See: Google Reputation Management (Slideshow)


5. Kim Beasley

Kim is all about online branding. Her blog revolves around online marketing and making sure your brand is strongly represented in every facet of the internet.

See: Plan Your Facebook FanPage Posts with Post Planner


6. Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary made his start as an entrepreneur, and quickly rose to become one of the country’s most renowned and most followed wine reviewers. This experience led to an extraordinary proficience in social media and business, which is featured in his video blog.


7. Kerry Rego

Kerry’s consulting firm features an amazing blog about social media, marketing, and online reputation. All of her articles are original and provide a fresh take on topics that have been rehashed again and again.

See: Keeping Tabs on Your Photos Posted to Facebook


8. Dan Schawbel

For anything and everything personal branding related, Dan Schawbel is your man. His blog will help you take control of your brand and make sure nothing stops you on your way to success.

See: Three Reasons to Have a Personal Brand Advocate


9. Maria Duron

Maria’s philosophy is using strategy to get where you want to go in life. Her personal branding blog covers all the topics you need to be sure your brand is existent, positive, and well-represented.

See: Easy Steps on Linking Your Powerful Personal Brand


10. Lesley Everett

Lesley is a renowned brand coach, and knows just about all there is to know about personal branding. Her blog is full of interesting information and each one of her articles is unique and intriguing.

See: What we can Learn From John Galliano: Your Personal Brand is Never “Off-Duty”


11. Dave Saunders

In addition to technology consulting and PR, Dave shares a passion for personal branding that is truly outlined in his blog. His posts always find a way to include the latest social and technological developments as well as incorporating the very best of personal branding.

See: How Does Your Personal Brand Support Your Customer’s Experience?


12. Yinka Olaito

If you’re worried about brand exposure, Yinka Olaito’s blog will be of great help to you. He touches on getting yourself noticed by positioning yourself in the appropriate and most beneficial location.

See: Brand Communication: Why You Should Become a Good Storyteller


  • Aw shucks, thanks for the mention!

  • Thanks for a couple of great links 😉 I know the quality of Dan, but hadnt seen the others before!