Later this month I'm teaching an Alt Channel class on rebranding your blog. One thing blogging has taught me is the art of staying inspired, constantly. It's a lot of work to keep up with the latest info, or find a trusted resource. Here are my favorite resources for staying informed and inspired about blogging, branding and design.
If I'm in a dumpy mood, and don't know if I can write one… more… post…, I hope on over to the Braid Creative Blog. They 'get' creative people and are wonderfully inspiring. I like their topics because they generally address bigger, and deeper issues.
Melanie's blog has some wonderful posts about storytelling, which is a component of branding. Cruise over to Inward Facing Girl for story telling inspiration.
Victoria not only has a beautiful blog, but great advice for bloggers as well. She's partnered up with Meg Biram for The B Bar where you can download 'cocktails' about blogging, like creating a media kit.
If you need a designer or design inspiration, Behance is a crazy amazing resource. You can look at designers portfolios from around the world, and this helps be broaden my horizons and not get stuck in a rut.
5. Ad Age
Industry design and strategy news. There's some great insight into the moves big businesses are making. I often find inspiration with how larger businesses are using social media and where they are choosing to spend their advertising dollars.
6. Brand New
If you want to learn more about branding and design because you're considering making a change, look no further. Brand New shows you the before and after of redesigns, and the comment section will give you the real deal opinion if the design community liked it.