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Earlier this week, my partner-in-crime here on the blog wrote about getting your own blog found, read, and shared across the web. In that article, two of the tactics mentioned are networking with other bloggers, and partnering with syndication websites. This got me thinking – it’s time for a content inspiration roundup!

Below, you’ll find four methods for discovering great content that you can use to learn for yourself, and share with your networks. There are, of course, hundreds of other great content sources on the web, but these are a few of our go-to faves!

Newsletters To Subscribe To

Mashable: There are several different newsletters you can sign up for – from daily news roundups to “velocity alerts” that let you know about stories that are about to go viral.

Hubspot: A great resource for all things inbound marketing. If you are just starting to get into content marketing, this is a must-subscribe.

BrandChannel: Whether you are just building your brand, or have an established identity, there’s always something new to learn from the brands profiled here.

Marketo: Subscribers frequently receive e-books and white papers with lots of great research around marketing topics.


Sites To Browse

Visual.ly: If you’re looking for something to share that will boost engagement, infographics are a great option. This site catalogs thousands by topic.

AllTop: This site brings together the feeds of blogs that cover pretty much every topic imaginable.

Forbes: One of the best reasons to browse Forbes instead of just following them on social is that the website often serves up a ‘thought of the day’ between articles.

SocialMediaToday: If you’re interested in social media, you should probably follow them everywhere. But, since they just had a major website redesign, pay a visit!


Great Facebook Follows

DesignTaxi: This outfit lights up my News Feed every day with incredible talents, creative solutions, and inspiration of all kinds. Highly recommend.

Social Media Examiner: One of the original sources for all things social, follow them for insightful original content on a variety of topics.

Mari Smith: What better place to follow an established Facebook marketing expert than in her natural habitat?

Fast Company: You’ll get a wide variety of business and creative topics from this dynamic news source.


Great Twitter Follows

Neal Schaffer: This social media author and consultant has over 77 thousand tweets to his name. There’s some good stuff in there.

Gary Vaynerchuk: This self-described “dude who loves the hustle” will bring as much energy to your Twitter feed as he does business know-how.

Rand Fishkin: If you have any interest at all in search engine optimization (SEO) you should probably be following the founder of SEOmoz (now Moz).

George Takei: If you are someone who learns by example, loves to laugh, and likes to have a little levity in your feed, you must follow George. He serves as a great example of how to live long and prosper on social media!

About the Author: Sarah Matista is the Content Marketing Manager at Webs, where she also manages marketing for Pagemodo – a suite of social media tools. Loves social media, branding, whales. Get more from Sarah on Pagemodo’s Blog and Google+.

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