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    Spotlight on UK Blogs - all postsNow back again on Better Business Blogging, I will once again be highlighting some of the Business Blogs which exist in the UK. The aim is to show a cross section of what people and businesses are writing about and how they are approaching the task of using blogs in their business activities. As a result, you’ll find that these posts will contain a mix of Blogs displaying a range of topics and styles.

    In addition, I am working with others to build a list of Business Blogs in the UK. So if there are UK blogs which you have visited and would recommend (including your own!), then please let me know by leaving a comment or sending me a message. You can also reach me on Twitter @BlogCoach Thanks!

    Blah Blah Technology BlogBlah Blah Technology
    Blah Blah Technology was recently catapaulted to the top of the Wikio rankings – another overnight success, hey? Not really, Wayne Smallman’s been working at it for some three years now so all well deserved – good blog, accessible and, despite appearances, not just for techies! (Twitter: @Octane)

    Jim’s Marketing BlogJims Marketing Blog
    Lots of great information and a very dynamic approach to the benefits, approach and opportunities great marketing can offer with the focus very much on people not search engines. Check Jim out and get him in your RSS reader (or at least his blog to start with!) (Twitter: @JimConnolly)

    The New Adventures of Mr Stephen FryLateral Action
    Well what can you say – all the charm and wit of Mr Fry and a great new design which shows it all off just blissingly. You’ll also find Mr Fry keeping us updated on his travels on Twitter at @StephenFry where his arrival some few short weeks ago produced a veritable avalanche of followers.

    Lateral ActionLateral Action
    Creativity + Productivity = Success or at least so says Mark McGuinness and pals over at Lateral Action. Heavy and preachy? Not at all. It’s good, engaging stuff from some guys who really know how to do it and get the message across. (Twitter: @MarkMcGuinness)

    Marketing BlaggerMarketing Blagger
    Marketing Blagger is written by Andy Bargery where he covers topics on marketing, the internet, blogging and social media. If you are in the London area though, come and meet Andy in one of his other guises as the driving force behind the excellent London Bloggers Meet Up Group. Well worth a visit! (Twitter: @Abarge)

    Number 10Lateral Action
    Well even the PM (or at least the PM’s office) is in on the act and they have a blog which they are keeping updated. Even built on WordPress which gives extra kudos to my preferred blogging platform, I guess. (Twitter: @DowningStreet)
    Now, if only they could post on how best to get through the economic downturn … “use social media” did I hear you say? Great idea! :)

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    London Bloggers EventBelated thanks to all involved in the London Bloggers Meetup last week which was an excellent evening, beautifully organised by Andy Bargery of Marketing Blagger with lots of hard work from a “supporting cast” which included Rax Lakhani, the team at Splendid Communications and from Diageo who sponsored the whole event.

    Not only did Diageo kindly provide the venue at their London head office and a regular supply of Moscow Mules (Smirnoff Vodka, Ginger Ale and Lime) but also they had taken the time to create a special cocktail tailored for each blogger based on the content on their blog which their mixologist put together. My own turned out to be a Better Business Blogging Moscow Mule – loved the raspberry in it! When it comes to Blogger Relations then Diageo and Splendid certainly know how to impress.

    London Bloggers EventBeing my first time at one of these events (which, by the way, happens monthly on the last Tuesday of the month), I wish that I’d had time to talk to more people – there were, as you might imagine, lots of people to talk to. Of those that I chatted to, in addition to Andy and Lax, a big thank you to Julius Solaris who introduced me to his own Events Blog and pointed me in the direction of two must attend groups – Social Media Club in London (Aka Tuttle) and the Open Coffee Club. I also spoke to Mehrdad from London Media Design and Krista at Londonelicious and Zoe at Shaman UK amongst others.

    Following up on Twitter after the event I see there were others that I missed at the time so I feel a quick name check is in order:

    Here’s hoping that I get to chat to you at the next event and in the meantime your blogs are there to get me up to speed! And anyone else interested in meeting up, the place to keep your eyes on is the London Bloggers Meet up Group where you’ll get all the details of the future monthly events. See you there!

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