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Top 10 Gen Y Blogs: October 2009


  • Thanks to everyone who continues to make this list possible every other month. There were over 35 of you that submitted ballots this time around, and I’m confident everyone will find someone new to add to their readers.
  • It could stop there if you want, but I urge you to get to know one another (and introduce yourself to me if we haven’t met), collaborate on projects, explore commonalities, challenge one another, and make some new friends.
  • After you digest the list I’d love for you to stop by the comments section and have a dialogue with me (and others) on blogs you’d like us to consider for December’s list (and why), some of the blogs you’re glad to see make this list, who surprised you, what you think of the newcomers to the list, etc.
  • Feel free to grab the Gen Y Top Blog Badge from Flickr and add it to your blog (with or without a link back to here.


Also Receiving Votes:
The Writer Babe Series, Free Pursuits, Apocalypstick, I Will Teach You To Be Rich, The Curbside Marketer, Slacker Reform, Life Excursion, Just a Generalist, Entry Level Living, Valentina C, Sydney Owen, McKinney Oates Cereal, Life in Translation, Alex J Mann, Communications Catalyst, The Spinks Blog, More is Better, Politicoholic, Feverbee, Twenty Or Something, The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

The Next Tier:
Justice For All, Jun Loayza, The Dating JungleThe Rest is Still Unwritten, Work Love Life, Ben Casnocha, Greg Rollett, Twenty Set, Live Uncomfortably, The 9 to 5 Alternative, Under 30 CEO, LAF

On the Bubble:
The Lost Jacket – A blog based out of Boston, MA (authored by Stuart Foster & Carla Blumenthal) focused on social media, public relations, marketing and brand management for businesses.

Modite – This blog gives career advice for a new generation of workers.

Wage Slave Rebel – Advice and insight for aspiring Wage Slave Rebels who desire to make a break from the 9-to-5 rat race and start taking control of their own lives.

Epic Self – Advice on how to live long, awesome lives. Awaken Your Mind. Strengthen Your Body. Refresh Your Spirit.

Brazen Careerist – Penelope’s blog is about career advice, and her of course.

Intersected – Jamie’s personal blog where she writes about everything and nothing at the same time; anything she finds interesting or worth talking about.

The Top 10 Gen Y Blogs for October 2009

10.) Ophelia’s Webb – Musings and Ramblings from a no-so-average girl next door bumbling around the gorgeous metropolis that is Portland, Maine.

9.) Small Hands, Big Ideas – Musings and Inspiration on Technology, Career and Generation Y

8.) OwlSparks – Daily short posts on philosophy, marketing, social media, personal branding, love, friendship, questions, discussions and all that stuff.

7.) Exile Lifestyle – Home of location independent sustainable designer and lifehacker, Colin Wright.

6.) Life’s Like a Box of Chocolates – Stories and advice from the variety of things Sam’s discovered in her box of chocolates.

5.) Thrilling Heroics – Blog that encourages young professionals and entrepreneurs to pursue an unorthodox, exciting lifestyle and career, strive for excellence, and make a positive difference in the world!

4.) Life After College – Jenny’s mission is to provide simple, practical tips that help you focus on the BIG picture of your life…not just the details. Find tips and resources for life, work, money, happiness, productivity, personal growth and more.

Did I Mention There Was a Three-Way Tie for First This Week?


1.) Ryan Stephens Marketing – With a primary focus on relationship marketing, RSM focuses on building intimate business relationships, particularly as it relates to components of online marketing.

1.) Location 180 – Most of the topics written here are about some combination of Sean’s passions: travel and entrepreneurship

1.) Life Without Pants – The blog about everything and nothing: Without restrictions, without cause. The latest on Gen-Y, technology, philosophy, and more!


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  • http://www.the9to5alternative.com Alan

    Congrats everyone. Definitely picked up a few new reads this round. Already looking forward to next month!
    .-= Alan´s last blog ..2009 Quarter 3 Update =-.


  • http://www.davidspinks.com David Spinks

    Woo! I received votes. Congrats to all who ranked…Chevy stays on top. I know how I can win now. I have to take it a step further and start the “Life Going Commando” blog. It’s a sure win.
    .-= David Spinks´s last blog ..Mentor Monday: Corporations Have a Board of Directors; Individuals Need a Board of Mentors =-.


  • http://www.opheliaswebb.com Elisa

    Wow, I’d say this is definitely one of “those” moments, but I know how that makes your stomach queasy so I’ll refrain and just say…wow!

    Thanks for the votes, this is a pretty amazing group to be in. I was excited to just be on the list, then on the bubble, now in the Top 10…it’s CRAZY! Glad you all enjoy reading, and looks like I better get cracking adding some new feeds to my Reader. :)
    .-= Elisa´s last blog ..BlogCrush – Marie McKinney-Oates =-.


  • http://www.jackieadkins.com Jackie Adkins

    So who wants in on the master plan to knock Chevy out of the top spot? It involves a pair of pants, Megan Fox, and vimeo. Sounds like Spinks is in!


    But fo serious. Congrats to all who made the list!
    .-= Jackie Adkins´s last blog ..The Simple Side of Marketing =-.


  • http://www.smallhandsbigideas.com Grace Boyle

    This is exciting and totally cool. I love seeing Sean up there for a three way tie. Makes it exciting.

    I also love that I’m finding new blogs each time this list comes out.

    Thanks for putting this together, Ryan. And thanks to all who voted. I’m always so grateful and excited to be part of this.
    .-= Grace Boyle´s last blog ..Ask and You Shall Receive =-.


  • http://www.lifeschocolates.com Sam Karol

    #6?! Wow, I’m so honored! Thanks so much for the votes everyone! This is a great list, and I think it’s awesome that we recognize deserving bloggers. Kudos to Ryan for all of the work you put into this list, and congrats to everyone from “also receiving votes” through #1 :)


  • http://lifeexcursion.com Dave – LifeExcursion

    I love location180. Great site. Glad to see it at the top

    .-= Dave – LifeExcursion´s last blog ..How to Survive a Half Marathon =-.


  • http://akhilak.com/blog Akhila

    Congrats everyone! A very interesting bunch of blogs and I’ll definitely have to check some of the newest ones out :)
    .-= Akhila´s last blog ..Be the change: Are We Teaching Young Feminists To Be Fleas? by Elisa Doucette =-.


  • http://www.seanogle.com Sean

    Its great to see more and more people getting featured each go around. Every time I find new people to follow, and I am also really excited to see Thrilling Heroics, Exile Lifestyle and Ophelia’s Webb make the list!

    Thanks for putting this together Ryan, maybe next time one of us will actually knock off Matt rather than just tying!


  • http://www.lifewithoutpants.com Matt Cheuvront

    As always – it’s a huge honor to be voted as (one of) the top blogs by my community of Gen-Y blogging peers. While this list is not the definitive “best of the best”, it does provide a great benchmark for all of us. It lets me know that I must be doing alright, but it also opens my eyes to other people who are doing some amazing work out there. If I drop down on the list, I’ll look at those who rank above me, learn from them, and bust my ass to make my way back to the top. We all learn from the successes of one another – and if there is anything I can attribute to my repeat, it’s all of you – it’s the connections I’ve made with you guys that I appreciate, and clearly you do as well.

    Thanks again for putting this together Ryan. Cheers!
    .-= Matt Cheuvront´s last blog ..If You Build It, They (Might) Come =-.


  • http://monicarolevans.com Monicarolevans

    I have a feeling that my Google Reader is going to be fat tomorrow! There are quite a few bloggers here that I’ve never heard of.I’m definitely going to have to check them out.

    Congratulations to the winners and the runners-up!


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  • http://gormano.blogspot.com/2009/07/118-800.html mugs

    found some new favourite blogs in there
    .-= mugs´s last blog ..Wake Up With Me =-.


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