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Top 10 Gen Y Blogs Ballot for April ’09

It’s that time again party people. Voting has opened for April’s Top 10 Gen Y blogs. You have until Friday March 27th, to submit your ballots.

Recall the rules:

Below is the ballot featuring all the blogs that received votes last month. This is the easiest way for me to do the ballot. You’re more than welcome to use the comments section (or e-mail) to suggest additional blogs, and if they meet the criteria I’ll certainly add them. I know I forgot some, there’s probably even a duplicate or two. Don’t gripe, just help me out, and I’ll get it listed as soon as you give me a heads up.

You can rank the blogs you submit any way you’d like, though I would encourage you to consider some of the following criteria:

  • Frequency of updates
  • Valuable and interesting links (embedded or in the blogroll)
  • Aesthetic (i.e navigation, functionality, and to some extent looks)
  • Ability to incite conversation, thought-provoking comments/discussion

The Rules:

  • The blogs must directly relate to Gen Y/Millennials*
  • One ballot per person
  • Your ballot must have at least 5 blogs listed to be included
  • You -can- vote for your own blog
  • If you feel compelled to include a great post that showcases why you chose a particular blog I won’t hate you

*For clarification purposes – This is not a list of the best Gen Y bloggers based on their demographic, but about the best blogs that deliver value for the Gen Y demographic. For example if a 26-year old writes brilliantly about the latest tech inventions, though he is Gen Y, he’s probably not a good fit for this list. The alternative is a 40-year old writing about approaches Gen Y can take to get a job in the current economic climate is very relevant. Honestly, I don’t mind that the line blurs as long as great bloggers get recognition. Take that for what it’s worth.

Please submit your list of top Gen Y Blogs to ryanstephensmarketing(at)gmail.com no later than March 27th, 2009. If feedback from all of you indicates that a submission form would be a lot easier, I might create one, but in the meantime shoot me your lists.

Here is the last installment of the rankings (and the first time we used fan voting): Top 10 Gen Y Blogs – Feb. 2009

Oh, and if anyone wants to make me a badge that people can use to post on their blog when they make the list, I’d be very appreciate of that (h/t Dan Schawbel for that idea.)

Without further ado …

——————— Top 10 Gen Y Blogs Ballot ———————
Personal Branding Blog
Employee Evolution
Millennial Leaders Y Blog
I Will Teach You To Be Rich
Hard Knox Life
College Mogul
PR Interactive
Hoehn’s Musings
Ben Casnocha
The Creative Career
The Rest is Still Unwritten
People Sales
Newly Corporate
Guru Gilbert
Young and Frugal
Driven Leaders
Young Go Getter
The Office Newb
Work Love Life
Tiffany Monhollon
The Marketing Student
Keep Up With Me
Results Junkies
Fake Plastic Noodles
Honey and Lance
Be Deviant
Water Cooler
The Mad Grad
Pipe Dreams and Professions
The Schiff Report
Gen Pink
Life Before Noon
El Gaffney
Quarter Life Lady
Girl Meets Business
The Millennium Marketer
I Hate HR
Working Girl
Two Notes Ahead
Andy Drish
Quiet the Thunder
Twenty Set
Millennial Marketing


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15 Responses to Top 10 Gen Y Blogs Ballot for April ’09

  1. Pingback: Ryan Stephens Marketing: Top Gen Y Blogs for April 2009 | Millennial Leaders

  2. PR Interactive
    Life Before Noon
    The Schiff Report
    Personal Branding Blog
    Employee Evolution


    admin Reply:

    @James – Thanks for your submission. Ideally, I would like picks via e-mail, but I’ll take them anyway I can get them.

    The point is to recognize great bloggers (like yourself) that deserve it.


  3. Ryan,

    Thanks for once again having me on the list. I really am honored to be up there.

    Keep up the good work!



    admin Reply:

    @Daniel – You’ve been a mainstay since the beginning and you cover a topic that few on the ballot (aside from Ramit) really touch upon.


  4. I’m relatively new to the game – but hopefully some day in the not-too-distant future I’ll be included on this list of outstanding blogs. I frequently read MANY of these. Great list.


    admin Reply:

    @Matt – If you remind me I’ll have a peak at your blog and if it’s appropriate, I’ll include it in the next bi-monthly ballot.


  5. Ryan – Appreciate the inclusion as always. For all those voting, here is a Top 10 lists of my best posts from the past year – http://www.hardknoxlife.com/2009/02/24/one-year-later-top-posts-from-hard-knox-life/

    In addition to placing a vote mine, I would also highly recommend Driven Leaders.


    admin Reply:

    @Dave – Thanks for providing a link to some of your best content. It’s definitely a good way to give others an idea of the kind of value you provide.


  6. Just thinking that, next time, you might want to grab some demographic information about the voter on his/her ballot. Somehow the “Best Gen-Y Blogs, as Voted by a Bunch of Late Boomers” (for example) seems (no offense) silly.


    admin Reply:

    @Jon – I completely agree. I can assure you that the VAST majority of the people that submit ballots are members of Gen Y as many of them are bloggers featured on this ballot, fellow Brazen bloggers, etc.

    Because you’re required to submit at the minimum, 5 blogs, most people are at least relatively familiar with the blogs they submit instead of having a bunch of people just sending in their friends’ blog (and that’s it.)


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