December 21, 2006

Mack Collier, Becky Carroll and the Z-List

Update December 22, 2006, 11:13pm PST: Seth Godin has a Squidoo lense allowing you to rank each blog on the Z-List. Here is the link.

Time to address a few things happening in the marketing blogosphere. Mack Collier, who writes the consistently interesting blog, The Viral Garden, started a concept called the "Z-List". Mack tried a strategy to get links and attention for blogs that are not on the "A-List".

The concept has accomplished the "viral" nature intended by Mack. This week, Becky Carroll at Customers Rock! added our blog to the list. How nice, Becky. No wonder your blog has taken off so quickly!

Below, I include a copy to the list of blogs that have been mentioned, so far. Each of these blogs acquires another link, and hopefully some traffic. I visited every one of these blogs, there is some interesting information that you might enjoy perusing. Here's the list, as it resides on Becky's site. Once we get through this list, I'll add a few blogs that I follow to the list.

The "Z-List":

Shotgun Marketing Blog
BrandSizzle
bizsolutionsplus
Customers Rock!
Being Peter Kim
Pow! Right Between The Eyes! Andy Nulman’s Blog About Surprise
Billions With Zero Knowledge
Working at Home on the Internet
MapleLeaf 2.0
darrenbarefoot.com
Two Hat Marketing

The Emerging Brand
The Branding Blog
CrapHammer
Drew’s Marketing Minute
Golden Practices
Viaspire
Tell Ten Friends
Flooring the Consumer
Kinetic Ideas
Unconventional Thinking
Buzzoodle
NewsPaperGrl
The Copywriting Maven
Hee-Haw Marketing
Scott Burkett’s Pothole on the Infobahn
Multi-Cult Classics
Logic + Emotion
Branding & Marketing
Popcorn n Roses
On Influence & Automation
Bullshitobserver
Servant of Chaos
converstations
eSoup
Presentation Zen
Dmitry Linkov
aialone
John Wagner
Nick Rice
CKs Blog
Design Sojourn
Frozen Puck
The Sartorialist
Small Surfaces
Africa Unchained
Perspective
gDiapers
Marketing Nirvana
Bob Sutton
¡Hola! Oi! Hi!
Shut Up and Drink the Kool-Aid!
Women, Art, Life: Weaving It All Together
Community Guy
Social Media on the fly

MovieMarketingMadness
UniqueEpitome
ReBang
uzyn
TheQualitativeResearchBlog
MineThatData
Experienceology
Freaking Marketing
Really Small Fish
The Orange Yeti

And here are several additions that I believe are appropriate for this list!

Note to CMO
My Name is Kate
Bly.com Blog